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rustic sweet potato “flan”

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in tasteovers by jackie | 0 comments

rustic sweet potato “flan”

Makes 10 servings

The sweet potato has a regular presence on my holiday table. Yours? Perhaps it shows up in a rich casserole-like preparation, like the original recipe that I was provided by a childhood friend of mine. (Thanks, Linda!) No worries about that recipe richness now. I’ve cut the calories here by 1/3! This delectable new side dish is reminiscent of a luscious baked custard—hence the name “flan.” It now has sweet and savory intrigue rather than superfluous sweetness. And you’ll find more layers of flavors. (By the way, no need to fret about the number of ingredients; this is still a simple fix.) So serve up this palate-pleasing delight more often than just for a celebration. Enjoy it fresh baked from the oven. It’s delicious served at room temperature, too. Happy holidays–and happy every day!

Calories Saved: 170

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chili nachos party platter

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in tasteovers by jackie | 0 comments

chili nachos party platter

Makes 5 servings

Football season … gotta love it! (Well, maybe if your team is doing well?) Football season food … gotta have it! But bench the 1000 calorie nachos and let your tastebuds tackle this playful platter instead. It seems extra cheesy from the orange sweet potato. And it’s extra tasty from the mélange of vibrant ingredients. A cheerful appetizer to cheer on your team … or your favorite reality show star, if you wish. Go Buckeyes! (I know, I know … my team is having a challenging season.)

Calories Saved: 690

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