Sweet Potato Fries

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are sharing simple, healthy, delicious, and fun recipes for you to try all week!

Sweet Potato Fries [full recipe here]
Serves 8

Ingredients
6 whole Sweet Potatoes, Peeled And Cut Into Thin Sticks
1 stick Salted Butter
2 cloves Garlic, Pressed (optional)
1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt (optional)
1 teaspoon Chili Powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper (optional)
Salt For Sprinkling

Preparation Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2. Melt the butter. If you want to season the butter, add garlic, seasoned salt, chili powder, and black pepper. Stir with a fork.
3. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes in the butter/seasoning mixture. Arrange on two baking sheets and bake in the oven for 15 to 17 minutes, shaking the pans halfway through, until the fries are sizzling (watch so that the edges don’t burn). Remove from the oven and allow to sit on the pan for 5 minutes. Sprinkle generously with salt.

Note: Sweet potatoes will not be overly crisp, but they should be firm…and, of course, scrumptious!

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Dig In’s Creamy Tomato Leek Parmesan Soup

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are sharing simple, healthy, delicious, and fun recipes for you to try all week!

Creamy Tomato Leek Parmesan Soup [from the Dig In blog]

1 stick butter
2 spanish onions, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried basil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 leeks, split in half & thinly sliced
¼ cup gluten free flour blend
4 cups whole milk
½ cup white wine
1 ½ cup parmesan, shredded
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
½ bottle Very Veggie Juice( Knudsen)
¼ cup fresh basil, sliced
1 cup heavy cream
Salt & pepper, to taste
A touch, ½ capful of maple syrup if needed

In a heavy bottom soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted add the chopped onions and sauté , sprinkle with salt saute until onions are translucent.

Next, add the minced garlic and leeks. When the leeks are tender add the flour, stirring constantly, to make a roux.  Slowly add the milk, while stirring, one cup at a time. Bring the mixture to a slow bubble and add half the white wine.

Add the parmesan and stir constantly until melted, about 2 minutes.

Slowly add the crushed tomatoes until fully incorporated.

Slowly add the Very Veggie juice, heavy cream and rest of white wine and slowly bring up the temp.

Add the fresh basil to finish and season with salt and pepper to taste.

If the soup is tangy, add a touch of maple syrup.

Enjoy! Let us know if you try this recipe!

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Alice Waters’ Greek Salad

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are sharing simple, healthy, delicious, and fun recipes for you to try all week!

Greek Salad [from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food]
4 servings

Cut out the stem end and cut into wedges: 2 small ripe tomatoes
Season with: Salt
Peel, cut in half lengthwise, and thickly slice: 1 medium cucumber
(If the seeds are large, remove them by scraping a spoon down the center of the halved cucumber.)
Peel and thinly slice: 1/2 small red onion or 5 green onions
Cut in half, core and seed, and slice thin: 1 small sweet red pepper
Rinse (and if you prefer, pit): About 1/4 cup black olives (2-3 olives per person)
Break up or cut into small pieces: 4 ounces feta cheese
Make a vinaigrette. Mix:
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
2 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped
Salt and fresh-ground black pepper
Whisk in: 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Season the cucumbers and onions with salt. Taste the tomatoes and season again if they need it. Gently toss the vegetables with about three quarters of the vinaigrette. Taste and add more salt or vinegar as needed. The salad can sit for a few minutes to let the flavors blend together. Just before serving, gently toss the salad again and garnish with the cheese and olives. Spoon over the remaining vinaigrette.

Variations:
-Serve the salad over a few leaves of romaine or other lettuce.
-Dried oregano may be substituted for fresh, but use only 1 teaspoon
-A Greek salad is a hearty dish; wish some crusty bread, it could be the main event of a dinner

Enjoy! Let us know if you try this recipe!

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