Sweet potatoes & peanut butter

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I had an intense craving for sweet potatoes this week.  Over the winter months, the local markets had them on sale for holiday dinners, and I cooked with them a lot.  But since it’s gotten warmer, I haven’t made anything sweet-potato-y.  So I grabbed one while out on my weekly shopping trip.

I was also in the mood for peanut butter which, oddly, I don’t really eat on sandwiches any more, but I love it in recipes.  I broke out the cookbooks and poked around the indexes for suitable recipes.  Once again, Robin Robertson fit the bill with African Sweet Potato & Peanut Stew from Vegan Planet.  I made it once before, a long time ago, and it sounded like the perfect thing to satisfy my dual cravings.

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The recipe suggested serving it over rice or couscous.  Given that we eat an enormous amount of rice around my house, I decided to use couscous instead.  And I’m glad I did–it was delicious!  Sweet potatoes, red beans, onions, peppers, peanut butter…mmm…

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About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. Leinana  June 22, 2010

    Yum! I love sweet potatoes and I LOOOVE peanut butter, so this sounds like an awesome combination. Good call on the couscous too. Looks delish!

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