Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cumin & Lime Sweet Potatoes

This recipe was submitted by Jennifer Plantenberg to the September 2012 issue of Vegetarian Times.  It is a very easy recipe and very tasty.  I made it with actual sweet potatoes, but think that it would be better with yams.  All you need to do is chop of the sweet potatoes and onion(s).  Toss with oil, salt, cumin and paprika.  (I happened to have a smoked paprika, which gave an amazing flavor).  Squeeze half of the lime juice and roast 45 minutes to an hour (check at 30 mins and stir, toss and rotate) at 425 degrees.  When then are done roasting, just squeeze the other half of lime on them, adjust seasoning and garnish with cilantro. Yum!



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kefir Okroshka (Russian Cold Vegetable Soup)

I got this recipe from the July/Aug Vegetarian Times Issue.  Credit to Amy Albert.  It is great for the summertime heat.-Enjoy, Max

Got all my ingredients together and then mixed the green onions and dill in with the Kefir.  I added quite a bit of salt.

Steamed up the potatoes and carrots: cooked yet firm.

Pealed, seeded and diced the cucumbers.

And there's your cold soup!