My husband works in downtown Austin, just a few blocks away from the Whole Foods flagship store. Every few weeks, I like to tag along to work with him and walk over to Whole Foods for a nice, hearty lunch–and to pick up things I can’t get locally, like celeriac and white sweet potatoes. I loooooove white sweet potatoes. Also known as the Hannah sweet potatoes, they aren’t any less sweet than orange ones. But they don’t have the same “orange” flavor. You know, that carrot-like taste of beta-carotene. It’s not one of my favorite flavors, especially for savory applications. With brown sugar, butter, and toasted marshmallows, sure. But since we don’t really eat a whole lot of that sugary stuff on the autoimmune protocol, I prefer Hannahs for my sweet potato needs. Roasting the garlic and the potatoes before mashing gives these Mashed Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes a rich, slightly-caramelized flavor that just can’t be beat. If you’d like, take these to the next level by garnishing with cooked bacon crumbles!
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I may make my living as a food blogger, but my health-consciousness actually began long before I started cooking. Growing up with a sensitive nose and skin that would break out into a rash at the slightest provocation, I’ve been making my own cosmetics and cleaning products since high school. I hoped that avoiding these environmental toxins would not only improve my health, but be better for the environment and save me some money compared to buying high-end non-toxic products at a health-foods store. Whatever your reasons, making your own household products is easier than you might think. My e-book A Clean Space has all the tips, tricks, and recipes you need to get started–and it’s only $6.99!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Layer the potato slices in a baking dish.
- Top with remaining ingredients and bake 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
- Mash or puree until smooth.