All posts tagged: sweet potatoes

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Wensleydale and Chives

I love comfort food, and as the weather grows colder, my yearning for all things baked and roasted grows stronger. Autumn is just all about the orange vegetables, I can’t get enough of them as soon as the clock strikes September, and this recipe is a great way to get one in your life. Feed this to a vegetarian as a main meal component (think this instead of a chicken breast) or get it down you for lunch. Wensleydale and chives is a killer combination, and mixed with the sensation that is sweet potato you’re in for a treat. Serves 3  3 sweet potatoes 150g wensleydale cheese Large handful fresh chives Salt and pepper to season 1 tbsp grated pecorino or parmesan (optional) Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6 (conversions here) Prick your sweet potatoes with a fork, a few holes each side will do. Place them straight on to the top shelf of your oven, no baking tray necessary, bake them for 45 minutes to an hour. Each oven varies, you’ll know they’re done …

Thyme and Lime Roasted Chicken with Baked Sweet Potato

As far as I’m concerned, sweet potato is one of the most under rated staple foods in this country. Compared with your average potato, they contain less calories and carbohydrates, and are packed with antioxidants that are linked to disease prevention. And what do they have to do with metabolism boosters week? I hear you ask, well, Skinny Gene Project says “The lower carbohydrate content and the bonus fiber  content keeps your blood sugar stable, while satisfying your appetite on less calories. The combination of these two factors (low calorie and added fiber) helps keep your body at a healthy weight and your metabolism functioning at its best.” They also taste way better, and whatever potato can do, sweet potato can do better. Which leads me to today’s recipe, this is a winner on so many levels. I’ve added extra heat to the chicken and the yoghurt dressing because it’s now widely known that spicy foods can considerably increase your metabolism. I will add here that really, I should have included some greens in this meal, but …