Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Will you be giving thanks to the potato this Thanksgiving?

Potatoes are the subtle, understated root vegetable that quietly grace the table during Thanksgiving. Whether its one of the orange, white, brown, yellow, red, purple or blue variety they all offer a source of complex carbohydrate that are rich in Potassium, containing even more than a banana, and Vitamin C, about half as much as an orange. Potatoes range in size and sometimes shape but still offer a small amount of protein, containing about as much as a cup of milk, which provides 8 grams of protein as well as range of antioxidants, depending on the color. 

Growing up I never appreciated the potato. We ate them twice baked in the microwave ( an 80's delight), scalloped, mashed and fried and every year for Thanksgiving we had a potato sausage stuffing. 

So no matter which variety is your families favorite, of the hundreds of potato varieties there are, we wanted to share some of our favorite potato recipes. 

Grandma-Tini's Potato, Sage and Sausage Stuffing. A tradition passed on for generations in our family. I remember peeling and dicing the potatoes, an easy task and great way to get the kids involved in Thanksgiving prep! 

Sweet potato quinoa and kale fritters For my friends that are in love with the kale and quinoa craze I thought that this recipe is a beautiful combination of several super foods. All I can say is delish! 

Honey roasted sweet potatoes with honey cinnamon dip. This one deserves high accolades for turning the potato into a dessert side! Although I did not create the recipe, when I first read the recipe I fell immediately in love. 

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