Sunday, November 13, 2016

SRC Reveal: Roasted Sweet Potato with Onion and Fennel


It's time for Group B's November 2016 for the Secret Recipe Club. And, sadly, this is the end of the line for this club. I've been part of the SRC for many years and the hostess for Group B for the last couple of years. As membership in the club dwindles, it gets harder and harder for Sarah, the club's owner and blogger behind Fantastical Sharing of Recipes, to make the assignments without repeating blogs. She has done a tremendous job and I am grateful for all the bloggers I've met. So, we're going out on a high note and I'll definitely keep up with many of the bloggers.


This month I was assigned to 2 Cookin' Mamas, a blog run by the mother-daughter team of Linda and Christina. Linda lives in Florida while Christina resides in Georgia. They joined forces, started a food blog, and even co-authored a cookbook to share their love of cooking and show how easy it can be.

Christina is a certified nutritionist and DDPYOGA instructor who discovered a passion for healthy cooking after her son was born. She writes that she "wanted to get back into shape and was determined to learn to cook quick & healthy meals for [her] growing family while still meeting the demands of work and baby." So, as she says, she called on the best chef she knew to help her. Mom to the rescue!

I love, love, love, that they have a gluten-free collection and wine collection! Their Blue Cheese Zucchini Burgers caught my eye and I have always wanted to make Meatloaf Cupcakes! Soon, I promise. On the sweet side of things, their Upside Down Banana Cake looks beautiful and unique. But, in the end, I decided to go with a quick side dish that I have, now, make multiple times. It's quick and easy!

Roasted Sweet Potato with Onion and Fennel
Slightly adapted from their Roasted Sweet Potato with Onion


I did substitute fresh garlic for garlic powder, used paprika instead of a seasoned pepper blend, and - I think - the biggest departure: I added fresh fennel to the roasting tray.


Linda and Christina share, about sweet potatoes, "They are full of carotenoids, a plant pigment that the body can turn into Vitamin A, and are a great source of antioxidants that may help prevent certain cancers and heart disease as well as strengthen your immune system. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of Vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Convinced?" Yep.


Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in large chunks
  • 1/2 medium onion, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 fennel bulb, trimmed and cut into thin slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 T paprika

Procedure
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place the sweet potatoes, onion, fennel, and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with paprika and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat completely.

Roast for 40 to 45 minutes - until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork but the outsides are slightly crisped. Serve immediately.


8 comments:

  1. Roasted sweet potatoes are so delicious!! I love having the chilly weather and being able to turn on the oven!!

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  2. What a lovely side dish! I am such a fan of sweet potatoes and pairing them with fennel is a great idea. Thanks for being such a great group B host as well!

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  3. What a GORGEOUS fall dish Cam! Thank you so much for all your coordination over the years for this group. You are very appreciated!

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  4. Roasted vegetables are the best! Great choice!

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  5. You can never go wrong with a roasted sweet potato! Thanks for hosting group b!

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  6. The addition of fennel sounds intriguing! Thank you for all your hard work with group B. It's been fun.

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  7. Yum! I love healthy sides! Thank you for being such a wonderful hostess! You were so great to work with!

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  8. I'm so glad you liked the recipe Camilla! And I adore fennel and wish I'd thought to add that. Just want to express my thanks for the great job you did as hostess and let you know how wonderful it was to work with you. I'll be back to visit your site often.

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