Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My heart is as big as a sweet pa-tay-ta!

There are two parts to this entry. One, I used to make this dish all the time before I went veg, so it has seen a lot of evenings in my home. It's sort of an Anglo-Indian type stew that is perfect for chilly fall evenings or winter lunch breaks. It's a misnomer; I usually use garnet yams instead of sweet potatoes. But "Sweet Potato Chili" sounds better than "Yam Stew."

Sweet Potato Chili
serves 6

2 large garnet yams, peeled and chopped
1 14-oz can diced tomatoes with chiles
2 cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 14-oz can, drained and rinsed
2 cups cooked black beans, or 1 14-oz can, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp chili powder
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp curry powder

Throw all that in the slow cooker and set on low. Go to work and forget about it for 8 hours.

Throw in 1/2 cup raisins (I prefer the golden ones in this recipe), stir, and heat for another 20 minutes.

Serve in bowls with a blop of plain soygurt (Wildwood plain is nice and unsweetened) and a sprinkling of toasted almonds. Tonight I used toasted almonds, pepitas, and pine nuts.

Now, part two. In honor of Barack Obama and how much he kicks ass.

Homemade Sweet Potato Pie. I used this recipe. Right now it's too warm to slice up, but the smell is OH MY GOD so good.


Jen Treehugger said...

That Chili!
That Pie!!
Oh My!

Megan said...

I confess. I had a piece for breakfast. YUM.

jessy said...

sweet potato chili AND sweet potato pie! oh my gosh - mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

allularpunk said...

that chili looks like an awesome twist on an old favorite. yum! and the pie! does barack obama like sweet potato pie? i never knew!

Anonymous said...

Sweet potatoes are a great addition to any chili! I'm sad to say, though, that I've never had a sweet potato pie. Time to change that, I think!

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

Oh the pie! Oh the pie! Quick, somebody get me a chair, I think I'm going to pass out!