Sweet potatoes are a popular ingredient in whole foods plant-based cooking. The names of sweet potato and yam have been used interchangeably but it turns out they are two of the most confused root vegetables. What’s in a name .. it turns out quite a lot!
As we move towards the holiday season, it can be challenging trying to cook for a “mixed-eater household” or, if you are a vegetarian/vegan, visiting where “traditional” holiday meals are being served. In a household with a mix of meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans, the Farro, Kale and Roasted Sweet PotatoSalad can make either a hearty lunch or a tasty and satisfying side dish that everyone can enjoy. This recipe can be made ahead of time and the chewy, nutty flavour of farro, tart cranberries, chilli roasted sweet potatoes and chickpeas all topped with a tangy lemon tahini dressing makes for such an interesting combination of textures and flavours. Last but not least, the lovely colours of the ingredients will make it a feast for the eyes on any holiday table!
“Does the Mummy mind?” My four-year old nephew understood that meat came from animals and posed this question in response to being told that the family were having beef for dinner. It is a poignant question and not one with an easy answer. My nephew has been a vegetarian by choice his entire life. […]