Celebrating Thanksgiving with the Sweet Potato

While turkey is hands down the most popular dish served on Thanksgiving, the little sweet potato is creeping up being in the top 10. And rightfully so. While most sweet potatoes served in Canada come fresh from the USA, they are a nutritious vegetable that are a staple in my festive celebrations.

Sweet potatoes can be cooked in many different ways. For a simple and easy guide to cooking your sweet potato, here are some tips from the American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute. 

BAKED: Prick the skin and bake at 400°F (200°C) until done for approximately 40-50 minutes.
STEAMED: In a steam basket under boiling water, peeled sweet potatoes can be steamed whole or cut into cubes in about 30-50 minutes.
BOILED: Peeled sweet potatoes can be steamed whole or cut into cubes in about 30-50 minutes, in a steam basket over boiling water.
MICROWAVED: Prick the skin and microwave on high power for four to six minutes for one medium sweet potato

This Thanksgiving, take a twist on your traditional meal by  baking a Sweet Potato Pie for your loved ones from this recipe from Martha Stewart. Take a peak at her recipe here.
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