On the eve of a New Year, I wanted to leave you all with a recipe I created using local products that has become one of my favorite savory recipes of the year. Lyndigo Spice a local company that makes spice blends, chutneys and more, creates the Original Spice blend, a unique flavor palette that literally makes everything taste better. I put it on everything from eggs to chicken and it is my go to spice blend.
Mill City Cheesemongers, a local shop at Mill Number 5 has a plethora of cheese from local New England farms and across the sea. With cheeses I chose from the shop along with the spice blend, I was able to create a wonderful, yet incredibly easy recipe. Sweet potatoes are my go to for an easy snack or side for a healthy meal; combined with local flavors it makes them that much better.
Sweet potatoes are my go to for an easy snack or side for a healthy meal. They are filling and make the perfect companion for a main dish or can even be a main dish with a side of quinoa or other grain. They are one of the most versatile root vegetables and are one of my favorites to experiment with.
Enjoy this recipe, comment below and enjoy your New Year Festivities!
Spiced Sweet Potatoes
2 Medium Sweet Potatoes – scrubbed and washed
Lyndigo Spice Original Spice Blend
Lorenzo or Alpha Tolman Cheese from Mill City Cheesmongers (or any rich, flavorful cheese)
Crushed Red Pepper
Olive oil for baking
Preheat oven to 350
Slice up sweet potatoes, about 1/2 thick. Lay flat in a deep dish pan and drizzle with olive oil, make sure both sides are covered in the oil.
Roast uncovered for 20-25 minutes, remove from oven. Generously sprinkle Original Spice blend over each potato round, top with a generous amount of cheese and bake for another 15 minutes. You have to option of mashing the potatoes just a bit before topping, both ways work well.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with dried basil and crushed red pepper and voila you have yourself a spicy, sweet, and savory dish all rolled into one.
Spice blend and cheese
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