I Must Love Me Too

If you have neglected yourself,
make a sincere apology to thee.
Gather the "love-me-not-petals" of your life
and start counting "I-must-love-me-too".
In no time at all you have
a beautiful flower blossom within you. ~ Dodinsky Writings

Monday, November 15, 2010

Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Serves 6.

6 medium sweet potatoes or yams (2 lbs), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

2 Braeburn apples, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes

1/2 cup packed brown sugar (I will likely omit to bring the sugar levels down)

1/2 cup apple juice

1 tbsp honey (agave nectar for clean eating)

3 tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp finely grated orange peel

1/2 cup pecan pieces

  1. Place sweet potatoes and apples in a 2- to 3-1/2-quart slow cooker. Mix together brown sugar, apple juice, honey, butter, cinnamon and orange peel. Spoon over sweet potatoes.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours or until potatoes and apples are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook nuts in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown and fragrant.
  4. Before serving, sprinkle potatoes with pecans.

Nutrition per serving: 320 calories, 51g carbohydrates, 15mg cholesterol, 4g dietary fiber, 13g fat, 3g protein, 75mg sodium.