Looking for some simple and nutritious holiday recipes for a crowd? At Pukka, we love incorporating herbs into our seasonal dishes, and these simple spiced sweet potatoes are a great way to dress up a staple food with some added nourishment.
For a bonus recipe perfect for after the meal, check out our big batch Chamomile Vanilla & Manuka Honey tea recipe at the bottom of the page. Easy brewing for any hosting occasion!
Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Preheat the oven to 425F. Wash your sweet potatoes and poke a few holes in each one for efficient cooking. Place in a foil lined baking dish and bake for 50 minutes, until you can easily insert a knife into each one. Remove from the oven and let sit to cool for 10 minutes.
Slice the top of each sweet potato and press in the ends to open the sweet potato like an envelope. Mash up the insides gently with a fork. Add ¼ teaspoon each ginger powder (or fresh minced ginger), cinnamon and nutmeg.
Optional Additions: 1 tbsp ghee, walnuts, candied ginger, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, or chili for a hearty loaded sweet potato!
Batch Chamomile Vanilla & Manuka Honey Tea
In a large pot, bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 7 tea bags of chamomile vanilla manuka honey tea. Cover with a lid and let steep for 10 minutes. Keep the lid on for as long as you’d like to keep the tea warm, and let your guests serve themselves as they like before or after dinner.
Optional Additions: Cinnamon sticks or a dash of nutmeg.