In the Kitchen
(Image: Adam James) The following recipe is from Sandor Katz’s “Fermentation Journeys” by Sandor Ellix Katz (Chelsea Green Publishing, October 2021)...View the Recipe
Alright, important question: Did you ever imagine a nutritionist would give you permission to put marshmallows on your vegetables?
Well, we’re all about conscious indulgences, and for many people, this kind of casserole comes with benefits that have nothing to do with the nutrient breakdown. Namely, it tastes like childhood. It brings back happy holiday memories. It warms your heart and fills your soul. ( You get the picture.)
Plus, you’re balancing out the sugary puffs with an incredibly nutrient-dense food: sweet potatoes. (As opposed to when you eat them on s’mores, for example, and you’re just stacking sugar on sugar on sugar).
And finally, sweetening up this warming, holiday dish may also convince both adults and kids who aren’t big vegetable fans to eat their veggies. That’s a win, either way.
Just don’t make this for dinner daily, please. This is a holiday treat to seriously savor and enjoy.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Sweet potatoes provide nutrients like beta-carotene and vitamin C, while pecans are chock full of vitamins and important minerals like potassium and magnesium. And butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows? Well, they’re just delicious. Sometimes, that’s enough.