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1/16/11 12:40 P

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when I lived in Florida in 2009 I worked for Publix in one of their warehouse. They have a cafeteria with free lunch or dinner meal(depending on your shift) for employees. I remember they always had sweet potatoes and regular. I tried out a baked one and really liked it. I've also had the sweet potato fries from health food store. Yummy!

I need to see if I can "bake" them in my microwave like I do regular ones with the fork stabbed in them a few times first. It sucks not using my oven but the propane cost would be outrageous.

I had my gall bladder flare up last year where i learned I had 5 large stones. I'm pretty sure that the very low calories I was in a hard time emotionally and financially was the cause. I had dropped some 30lbs or more in a couple months time. So far since I had it taken out last March I have only had issues when I had eaten fried things, especially fast food that I grabbed out of laziness a couple times. I usually do meals at home and good from whole ingredients when I can but those times I'd get heartburn like feelings and tummy issues.

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1/15/11 8:49 P

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So what I've been eating might be a yam? it's the dark fleshed one? But I eat them like this:

Bake for 45-60 minutes at 375'
Scrape the insides out, place in a bowl
Sprinkle some walnuts on top
then add some raisins
Then put a teaspoon or so of pure maple syrup over the top
Microwave for 20 seconds or so so that everything is warm.
SO good! :)

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1/12/11 1:26 A

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Wow! I missed that! I went back and read again... maybe it's good you read it. Maybe the info will help.

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1/12/11 12:49 A

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Fit-Hawg, I read through the information on your first link, and I couldn't believe my eyes when it said:

When Oxalates become too concentrated in bodily fluids, they can crystallize and cause health problems. For this reason people with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating sweet potatoes. Studies show they also interfere with absorbtion of calcium from the body.

He also quoted several other foods that had MUCH higher Oxalates content than yams, so it's a little confusing to me why he is singling out yams in that article. I just recently had my gallbladder out, and my intestines have in no way settled down to any kind of regularity. I have been eating yams, I wonder if that has anything to do with the stomach pain I keep having, or if it's just the fat not knowing what to do with itself. HUH. But I'm glad to find some recipes for post G/B surgery. Thanks! B

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1/11/11 8:43 P

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Klot thanks for the info. I love yams and eat them occasionally when they go on sale. I too eat them plain though I'd rather slather them with butter and salt, that's not allowed on my diet. I will stock up now before the price goes up. Have a great day!

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1/10/11 11:50 A

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Hmmm... probably GREAT on bananas! emoticon

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1/10/11 1:46 A

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I discovered sweet potatoes after reading the book "the 150 best foods you can eat" and I like them baked a looong time, just eaten plain. I'm going to try to eat them with the almond butter! For those of you interested Justin's (the brand of almond butter I eat) makes a chocolate hazelnut butter. All it is is real cocoa and hazelnut butter, zero added anything and fabulous. Nor sweet, doesn't taste like Nutella's, it's a really healthy treat and delicious on a banana!

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Thanks for the info! I had not had sweet potatoes since I was a kid(they did not stay down at the Thanksgiving table!). But I recently started reading up on the diet solution program wich is based on eating clean. I was shocked that one of the main carb staples they suggest is sweet potatoes. I have since tried them, and yum! I like it with organic sour cream. Since i have been eating clean and eating the "good carbs" like sweet potatoes it really seems to have regulated my hypoglycemia! emoticon emoticon

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12/10/10 10:11 A

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Whoohooo! I can't wait to see what y'all think about the almond butter. :) *yum*

And oddly I don't like peanut butter, but I am going to Google that recipe and see if I can try it with almond butter. I'm intrigued!

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12/9/10 11:46 P

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I have no idea where I saw the recipe, but I did hear of coating sweet potato fries in peanut butter, then baking them. It's supposed to give the effect of being fried without actually being fried. I've never tried it, though, so I can't say whether or not it actually tastes good.

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12/9/10 7:40 P

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THat's the spirit!! Move a little out of your comfort zone and give it a little taste!!

See it's not so bad!! LOL

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12/9/10 7:26 P

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Sounds intriguing. Not sure I would like it... but what the heck. I got nothing to lose except a spoonful of almond butter and a bit of sweet potato. lol

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12/9/10 7:19 P

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I've got some almond butter coming in the mail. Can't wait to try it on my potato!

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12/9/10 5:40 P

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I never thought of putting almond butter on them. This I will try!

My husband hated sweet potatoes until I made him try a bite of a plain baked sweet potato with just a touch of butter. He loved it and it is now served regularly at my house.

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I like mine two ways.

1) Baked in the over and then I just cut them open and use almond butter like it's margarine. I know it sounds strange but it tastes so good!

2) I also make the faux fries with them but slicing them and coating them in olive oil and baking them.

:)

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12/8/10 3:31 P

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the sweet potato lahkes sound good! I may give that a try.

I always have baked sweet potatoes on hand. Most afternoons I take some S.P., a little milk and water, scoop of protein powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, ground flaxseeds and a dropperful of stevia and make myself a Pumpkin Pie Protein shake.

Tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass...yummy!

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I like to cut them in strips and spray lightly with olive oil then bake them on a sheet, these are my treat on a Saturday night. Otherwise just like a baked potato, no toppings.

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Silly me! I forgot to post the link for the other sweet potato recipes... it's at the bottom of my original post now.

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Since I had some left over butternut squash and a couple sweet potatoes handy, I just experimented making the latkes! I used 1/3 grated butternut to 2/3 grated sweet potato. Grating the onion was an experience - I don't usually cry when I cut an Onion but my eyes were running like crazy while grating one! Both all these veggies have a lot of water in them so I put them in a colander and pressed a plate on them for several minutes to push a bit of the excess moisture out. I'm suppose to stay away from fried everything emoticon until my stomach is healed up, so I just spritzed a griddle with some evoo spray. I also added a palm full of ground flax seed and some ground pepper.

Had hubby be the taste taster and he approved. emoticon (I liked them too) We opted for chunky applesauce on it.

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12/7/10 7:21 P

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Since latkes are normally made with potatoes, I'd wager an awful lot that they'll work with sweet potatoes! Funny, I would have never guessed butternut squash as a sub -- sweet potatoes would have been my natural choice!

I found a recipe for sweet potato croquettes with salmon that I want to try. I got it out of Oxygen, so probably a lot of people here have already seen it. Here it is:

1 small sweet potato, diced
1/2 small onion, diced
2 6-oz. cans salmon, drained
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 whole egg
1 tsp. dill, dried
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper.

Basically, steam the sweet potato and onion until they're soft. Mash up the salmon (including the bones) and add it to the potato and onion. Add mustard, egg, and dill.

In a separate bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Roll salmon mixture into 4 balls and roll in cornmeal. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

I actually like that this recipe specifically says to mash up the little bones that appear in the canned salmon along with the salmon. It's a killer source of minerals!

I might try this without the cornmeal. Never been a big fan of breaded foods, even if it's not breaded with bread.

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12/7/10 7:08 P

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I have a delicious wonderful sweet potatoe/carrot soup on my spark page. I love sweet potatoes


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12/7/10 5:33 P

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Roasted with squash and carrots, maybe some zucchini, parsnip, eggplant

Or mashed with regular potatoes... I find JUST sweet potato too sweet.

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Sweet potato is rich in Vitamin A (betacarotene) and Vitamin C. Both Vitamins A and C are powerful antioxidants that work in the body to remove free radicals, this free radicals are chemicals that damage cells.

Sweet potato is good for stomach ulcers and inflamed conditions of the colon.

It is beneficial for low blood pressure.

May be helpful for hemorrhoid because of its high fiber content.

Sweet potato is a good food for people involved in heavy muscular work, since this food is high in vitamins and minerals.

Sweet potato may help prevent cancer in glands and organs with epithelial tissue due to its high Vitamin A content.

Sweet potato is a good food for diabetics, because it helped stabilize blood sugar levels

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Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes.

OK. I`ve never tried sweet potatoes with sugar or marshmallow or anything except a dollop of butter or sour cream. But, this recipe looks pretty yummy. Gonna try it for Christmas dinner I think.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B4HRbLwnYo

I also found this great recipe... do you think that sweet potato would work in it just as well as the squash...
I may try these for a brunch
www.elanaspantry.com/butternut-squas
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Anyhow, here is a bunch more sweet potato recipes.

www.eatingwell.com/search/apachesolr
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How do you eat yours emoticon

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