Shweet Potato Stew

Oh is there no end to the wonderfulness of the sweet potato?

“I yam what I yam,” she replies coyly from her bed in the soil.  “You dig?”

Oh I do dig – well not literally, not yet anyway.  I have not attempted to grow sweet potatoes but I should because they are so versatile and good for you, and so darn shweet.  I am afraid to count how many posts Little Sis and I have written about sweet potatoes.  If I count we might have to change the name of our blog to My Sister’s Sweet Potatoes… and that’s a little un-savory.  And that translates to a little Shweet, don’t you think?

This stew tastes complex but it’s quite simple and I know we will be eating it again real soon.  It definitely falls in the category B on Baby Step 7 of recipes that don’t take long but do require a cooking time component.  If you need it faster or Category A of fast, healthy dinners, you could either microwave your sweet potatoes first, or cook them on a day when you have time and keep  in the fridge until you’re ready to make the stew.

The lumpy orange shtew was a big hit (once again – I’m on a roll) with the now TWELVE year old boy, and would have passed the “wants to have it in the thermos for lunch at school test” had there been any left.  We ate all but a measly little portion that nobody could stuff in.

This is based on a recipe by Mark Bittman in the New York Times. Continue reading