Hello dear visitors 🙂
It’s nice to see you again.
As usual, I am here to show you what I cooked recently. I did something very similar before, because it was very tasty. Do you remember our sweet potato steaks with parsnip salad? This recipe was one of the three that got featured in Vegan Food and Living Magazine.
Yep! We got featured in that issue of this beautiful vegan magazine. It’s published in the UK and in Australia, as far as I know.
This time I topped the sweet potato steaks with sauteed mushrooms, spinach and cherry tomatoes. A very nice brunch for a lazy Sunday. Very nutritious and healthy – it gives you strength to fight with the daily challenges of life 🙂
I love stopping by to Top Food Facts and just share with you what I love serving to my closest friends when they come to visit me at home. I always spend most of my time in the kitchen, my favorite room in the house, and the food that comes out…. it’s so amazing that I can’t just keep it to myself. You deserve to know how to prepare this type of meals, without any difficulties and tasty results.
Have a look at that.
Facts about sweet potatoes
The origin and domestication of sweet potato is thought to be in either Central America or South America. In Central America, sweet potatoes were domesticated at least 5,000 years ago. In South America, Peruvian sweet potato remnants dating as far back as 8000 BC have been found.
Sweet potatoes became popular very early in the islands of the Pacific Ocean, spreading from Polynesia to Japan and the Philippines. One reason is that they were a reliable crop in cases of crop failure of other staple foods because of typhoon flooding. They are featured in many favorite dishes across Asia and North America. Sweet potato, also known as kelang in Tulu, is part of Udupi cuisine in South India. Uganda (the second largest grower after China), Rwanda, and some other African countries also grow a large crop which is an important part of their peoples’ diets. The New World, the original home of the sweet potato, grows less than three percent (3%) of the world’s supply. Europe has only a very small sweet potato production, mainly in Portugal. In the Caribbean, a cultivar of the sweet potato called the boniato is popular. The flesh of the boniato is cream-colored, unlike the more popular orange hue seen in other cultivars. Boniatos are not as sweet and moist as other sweet potatoes, but many people prefer their fluffier consistency and more delicate flavor.
- 1 big sweet potato
- 200 gr mushrooms
- 200 gr spinach
- 100 gr cherry tomatoes
- a sprig of fresh rosemary
- a clove of garlic
- salt, pepper, paprika powder
- vegetable oil
- Cut the sweet potato into 4 slices, lengthwise
- Rub all of them with a mixture of oil, salt, pepper and paprika powder
- Cook them on a grill pan, for 5 minutes on each side, and then transfer them into the oven, set to 180 C, and cook for further 20 minutes
- Meanwhile, in a very hot pan, start by cooking the finely chopped garlic in some oil (1 minute), then add the mushrooms
- Cook for 2 minutes, and add the tomatoes, spinach and season with salt and pepper
- After 5 minutes it's all done and you can serve
Such a beautiful plate of food – completely vegan and stuffed with super foods 🙂
I hope you liked what you saw today – stay tuned for more.