Sweet and vegetables? Oh, YES!! And the first thing that came to mind was sweet potatoes. Again, the biggest problem with this challenge was picking just one thing. So I did the only natural thing I could think of: I picked two.
The first sweet potato recipe was interesting because I don’t really have much experience with mung beans, let alone mung bean sprouts. But I do love sprouts, and then there was the maple syrup. And molasses. Those flavors just scream holidays to me, so paired with the delicate, earthy, natural sweetness of sweet potatoes … ’twas a complete no-brainer for me to pick these Sweet Potato Canapes with Home-made Barbecue Mung Bean Sprouts.
The other sweet selection pairs that lovely orange root veggie with another love of mine: miso. I adore the subtle nuttiness of this traditional Japanese seasoning, and these Miso Sweet Potato Bites conjure another Japanese word: Umami.