Potatoes, Easy and Elegant

Southeast Asian-Flavored Spicy Mashed Potatoes

Spicy mashed potatoes

Here’s an unusual twist on ordinary mashed potatoes inspired by a Southeast Asian recipe. These mashed potatoes are embellished with fresh chili pepper, coconut yogurt, and ginger. Serve with a simple tempeh or tofu dish (Sweet and Smoky Tofu or Tempeh Strips go well with this) and a bountiful tossed salad for an easy meal. more→

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Skillet Potato and Tempeh Hash

Potatoes on cutting board

A hearty vegetarian spin on a “meaty” classic, this is as good served as a quick dinner as it is an offbeat and hearty breakfast. For breakfast or brunch, serve with fruit and whole-grain bread, For a quick dinner, serve with an abundant, colorful tossed salad, whole grain bread, and orange slices. In warmer months, if desired, add fresh corn on the cob. more→

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Roasted Potatoes and Tomatoes with Rosemary

Potatoes on cutting board

Roasted potatoes, flavored with rosemary, were a traditional dish of the old Roman Easter. Here is a contemporary interpretation of this dish. more→

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Old-Fashioned Potato-Bread Stuffing

Potatoes in baskets at farmer's market

This hearty, casserole-type bread and potato stuffing need not be stuffed into anything; simply enjoy it as a side dish. This is welcome at the Thanksgiving table, but you can surely enjoy it any time you want a comforting casserole or have a bit of bread you’d like to use up, like those end pieces that no one seems to want! more→

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Curried Potatoes with Peas and Cashews

Roasted Cashews on a spoon

Peas and cashews lend a subtle sweetness to this curried potato dish. Once you’ve got the just-done potatoes ready, the rest of the dish comes together in no time. For an enticing meal, serve with Couscous Pilaf with Apple and Dried Fruits, and  pass around a spicy chutney as well. more→

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Two-Potato Bread Stuffing Casserole

Sweet potato sliced

You need not wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy this baked stuffing, made hearty with regular and sweet potato and whole-grain bread. That said, it is most welcome at the holiday table! For an everyday meal, roast some broccoli and cauliflower florets while this is in the oven, and serve with a bountiful tossed salad with some chickpeas or black beans tossed in for a nice meal. more→

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