Meet the Sweet Potato!

Every week we will post a recipe featuring fresh ingredients that can be harvested right from Common Good City Farm. By Elizabeth Packer Sweet potatoes are very good for you, especially when they’re not cooked with lots of butter and marshmallows. One serving of sweet potatoes can give you up to 700% of your daily recommended amount of vitamin A! Did you know that sweet potatoes aren’t even closely related to potatoes? Sweet potatoes, which are also sometimes called yams, actually belong to the same family as morning glories. Here’s a fun recipe to try, which features barely cooked sweet potatoes with a hint of sweetness. Recipe adapted from Sweet Potato Noodles with Greens Ingredients: 2-3 sweet potatoes (depends on how many people you will be serving) Honey Olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced A bunch of fall greens, like kale or spinach, roughly chopped Salt and pepperDirections: Peel sweet potatoes. Use the vegetable peeler to peel off wide strips of sweet potato, like fettuccini noodles. In a bowl, mix the sweet potato noodles with a drizzle of both honey and olive oil, the minced garlic, the greens, and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer mixture to a large pan and warm over medium heat until the noodles soften and the greens wilt. Serve and enjoy!