Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hot Potato, Hot Potato

Apparently, when you suddenly have to go cold-turkey on all things gluten-y and delicious, you're supposed to be really sad about the things you can't eat anymore. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel the occasional *twinge* over things like real pizza. Or doughnuts. But instead of being all Saddy McDepresserson, I keep finding new foods that I am completely in love with.

This week? It's sweet potatoes. Which is incredibly weird, because I hated them before going GF. But ever since dining at Glen Prairie a few weeks ago, I have been itchin' for some mashed sweet potatoes.

So Friday night, I stopped and grabbed some sweet spuds and tried my hand at making some mashed that would tide me over until my next trip to Glen Prairie. I had no idea how to cook them, but I assumed you just peeled and boiled 'em like their Idaho-y counterparts. I mashed mine with a little honey, a little cinnamon, a little brown sugar and a teeny, tiny bit of nutmeg (precise measurements, of course). It was all I could do to keep from eating them directly out of the bowl.

It helped that they went along with some awesome bacon-wrapped pork chops my husband grilled, and my Red Lobster-inspired cheddar biscuits (thanks, Gluten Free Bisquick!). It was very much delicious.

Anyone have any other tried and true sweet potato recipes? Or any other veggie dishes that would make me want to dance?

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