Yep, it’s famous. I am the official sweet potato pie maker for my family. It isn’t a holiday if my pie isn’t there. This was a hard recipe to veganize, since traditionally, I used condensed milk and egg whites to make my pies. But after a little tweaking, my famous sweet potato pie is now vegan and still a hit. This recipe is contributed by Alicia C. Simpson from her book Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food Experiment, 2009).
Sweet potato and tender greens (choose from spinach, arugula, watercress, or tatsoi) team up in this quick miso soup to great effect. I prefer a dark, robust variety of miso such as barley or hatcho as the base for this soup, but use whatever variety of miso you like best. more→
If candied sweet potatoes in a can have left you avoiding sweet potatoes, you need to try them fresh and prepared in a savory rather than sweet way. This recipe, redolent of garlic and thyme and studded with black olives, may change your mind about sweet potatoes once and for all. Contributed by Robin Robertson, from 1,000 Vegan Recipes.* more→
As everyone knows, greens are good for you, but with its high calcium content, kale is a standout. Its deep green color and elaborately ruffled leaves, contrasted with the yellow of the squash and the orange of the sweet potato, makes this an attractive and nourishing dish for the early autumn harvest. Recipe adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas. more→
This supremely nourishing trio of ingredients are the basis of a quick, colorful, and comforting meal. It’s an adaptable dish, too—don’t like tempeh? Use tofu, seitan, or a can of chickpeas or white beans instead. It’s great with chard in place of kale, as well. Great served with any of the slaw recipes on this site. Adapted from Vegan Express. more→
A cheering fall and winter recipe, this medley of sweet potatoes and apples makes a great side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, though you need not save this easy preparation for special occasions only. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→
This stew is colorful and full-flavored thanks to a host of vegetables and seasonings. I like to cook the collards separately to avoid any bitter taste in the stew. Since sweet potatoes break down easily, it’s important not to cook this stew too long. For a mild yet still flavorful version, eliminate the hot chile. Serve it accompanied by crusty warm bread. Adapted from Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker* by Robin Robertson. more→