Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes (Gluten-Free)

These veggie cakes are great for brunch, picnics or potlucks. Or you can serve them as a side dish for a weekend dinner. Please serve with your favorite sauce. Vegan cashew mayo or aioli sauce works pretty well. I simply combined some sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, herbs and paprika. Ingredients: 1 lb (450 g) […]

Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup

Perfect sweet soup on a cold winter night! If you like curry, you can add some curry powder to spice it up! You can also add some minced garlic and/or ginger when you sauté the onion. Ingredients: 2 red bell peppers 1 onion, chopped 1 Tbsp butter or olive oil 1 lb (450 g) sweet […]

Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Adzuki Jelly Dessert (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Macrobiotic)

I took advantage of the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes and pumpkin (kabocha squash) and minimized the amount of sugar in this dessert. It’s packed with fiber and protein. I don’t know if there are any healthy desserts, but I can say that this is one of the healthier options! If you cannot find kabocha […]

Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes and Hijiki

In Japan, sometimes people cook rice with sweet potatoes and hijiki, so I thought why not making it with quinoa instead of rice? It is lower in glycemic index (GI) and contains more protein and fiber. Hijiki is a type of seaweed that is popular in Japan, but you can also use a different type […]

Asian Flavored Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is a no-brainer. Once you chop all the vegetables and mix with a simple sauce, the oven takes care of the rest. You can get a lot of vitamins, minerals and fiber from all the wonderful veggies. It’s versatile too. Basically, you can use any vegetables you have or like. Ingredients: 8 cups […]

Baked Eggs with Kale, Sweet Potato and Leek

This is a good way to incorporate kale in your diet. It’s low-GI and diabetic-friendly! If you don’t want to use a leek, you can use an onion instead. You can also sprinkle some cheese on top if you like. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 leek olive oil or coconut oil 2 […]

Sweet Potato and Yogurt Cake

This cake tastes like a light cheesecake but contains much less calories, sugar and fat than regular cheesecake. It is diabetic friendly (low-GI) and of course gluten-free. Ingredients: 10  oz (250 g) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes 24 oz (700 g) Greek plain yogurt 2 eggs 2-5 Tbsp coconut […]

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Salad

This is a colorful side dish that is easy and quick to make. I used a homemade tahini-based vegan sauce (recipe below), but you can use mayo or sour cream if you are not vegan. Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 bunch broccoli, cut into small pieces 2 Tbsp walnuts 2 Tbsp […]

Baked Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are diabetic-friendly and excellent for a dessert if combined with a small amount of a lower-GI (glycemic index) sweetener, such as coconut sugar. They are loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1 egg york (Omit if you are allergic to eggs) 2 Tbsp […]

Mashed Sweet Potato with Kahlua

I was served this dish along with a grilled salmon at a restaurant in Florida where my husband I vacationed. Kahlua added a very nice twist. I simply had to recreate this dish once I got home. When I went to buy a bottle of Kahlua, the store also had Cinnamon Spice Kahlua for sale.  I […]