Sweet Potato Sandwiches

Necessity is the mom of invention, and while you’re lacking all your kitchen gear, you get artistic. We’ve been dwelling out of a single suitcase for some months now, and though I’ve discovered a few main requirements within the mountain of unpacked shifting bins, I haven’t been capable of find my silicon loaf pan. As somebody who makes the Life Altering Loaf of Bread on the reg, it’s been a problem dwelling with out, however a stellar alternative to give you bread alternate options that don’t contain a whole lot of substances or particular gear. As I used to be chopping up some candy potato for a soup a few weeks in the past, it dawned on me: what if I minimize the candy potato the different means and turned it right into a slice of bread?! It was simply loopy sufficient to work. And it did.

Ever since then, I’ve been roasting candy potato slices as soon as per week, retaining them in my fridge and having a sandwich-like-thing when the temper strikes. It’s scrumptious! To not point out wildly satisfying and really easy to make. I’ve experimented with completely different herbs and spices on the candy potatoes, utilizing particular salts, and even drizzling with flavoured oils as soon as they’re out of the oven. To date, I’m digging smoked salt and garlic powder, however the cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom combo was a detailed second at breakfast, smeared with chunky hazelnut butter.   

The unfold I’ve give you as a pairing to this sandwich sitch, is a horseradish and beetroot “schmear”. Partly as a result of I like saying the phrase schmear, however principally as a result of it’s unbelievable together with the candy potatoes. It’s earthy, spicy, and sophisticated – an excellent counterpoint to the sweetness of the spuds. I additionally like the feel distinction: the candy potatoes are so clean and creamy, whereas the beet schmear is chunky and toothsome. In the event you’ve by no means had contemporary horseradish earlier than, be ready to be blown away! These things is so, so particular and scrumptious, I do not know why it’s such an under-utilized root veggie.


Part of the Brassicaceae household, horseradish shares ties with mustard, broccoli, cabbage, and wasabi. In reality, most commercially-available wasabi is made from horseradish (together with mustard, starch, and inexperienced meals dye) since wasabi is difficult to develop and due to this fact far more costly. However that acquainted and addictive rush of sinus-clearing pleasure-pain? That’s the motion of isothiocyanate, the compound present in wasabi, horseradish, and powerful mustard that offers off warmth when crushed, grated, or chewed. These things tends to mellow out as soon as it hits the air, which is why horseradish snobs (they exist!) insist on grating it contemporary. Within the case of my schmear right here, it’ll nonetheless style delish a day or two after you’ve made it, however chances are you’ll need to grate slightly contemporary excessive for a lift. It’s one of the simplest ways to filter out these nasal cavities this facet of a neti pot!

Horseradish has been used as highly effective winter drugs for tons of of years. Widely known for its expectorant capabilities, it’s extremely efficient at eradicating mucus, and aiding with bronchial and lung problems. Horseradish is an effective supply of vitamin C and zinc, two key gamers in immune system help, so consuming it within the colder months will assist thrust back the seasonal bugs flying round. For sore throats and coughs, mix one tablespoon of freshly grated horseradish with one teaspoon of uncooked honey, and one teaspoon of floor clove to some heat water. Sip the brew slowly, or use it as a gargle.

Sweet potato sandwich - My New Roots

That is extra of an idea than a recipe, and an opportunity to check out candy potatoes in a brand new means. Lower them as thick or as skinny as you want. Mine are round 1cm, however that’s simply my private choice. Do not forget that the slices will certainly shrink a bit throughout cooking, so slice them a tad thicker than you’d need the completed roasted slice to be. You’ll be able to even make shapes with a cookie cutter – nice for youths lunches! Let your think about run with this one, and preserve me posted on which spreads and seasonings you’re vibing on.

Sweet potato sandwich - My New Roots

Though the previous few months of life limbo have been fairly irritating, there are such a lot of thrilling issues on the horizon that I can’t wait to share with you! First, my household and I are getting nearer and nearer to our new move-in date (you may watch home renovation updates on my Instagram Tales). Second, I’m heading to Palm Springs for an EPIC bloggers’ retreat organized by my buddy Sasha Swerdloff on the finish of this month. And I’m ending up particulars on a candy collaboration with one in every of my favorite juice bars in Toronto, that we’ll launch with a free public occasion! Keep tuned for extra particulars on all of the issues.

Love you guys. Now go have a sandwich,
Sarah B


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