Meatless Mondays

Cinnamon-Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad with Garlic-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | July 18, 2011

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Looking to spruce up your usual summer potato salad? By adding just a couple special ingredients or even changing the type of potato, you can bring that ordinary potato salad back to life. Here I used sweet potato to give this potato salad an unusual kick. The color combination of orange and black is more Halloween than Fourth of July, but to me this salad is all summer. The cinnamon gives it an earthy fall flavor, but the lime kicks it back into the sunny season we all love. I prefer it to regular potato salad because sweet potato can be more flavorful and dimensional, as well as healthier because of its fiber content.

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Cinnamon-Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad with Garlic-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | July 18, 2011

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Looking to spruce up your usual summer potato salad? By adding just a couple special ingredients or even changing the type of potato, you can bring that ordinary potato salad back to life. Here I used sweet potato to give this potato salad an unusual kick. The color combination of orange and black is more Halloween than Fourth of July, but to me this salad is all summer. The cinnamon gives it an earthy fall flavor, but the lime kicks it back into the sunny season we all love. I prefer it to regular potato salad because sweet potato can be more flavorful and dimensional, as well as healthier because of its fiber content.

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Cornmeal Casserole with Black Beans, Swiss Chard, and Parmesan Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | July 11, 2011

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

101 Cookbooks is among my favorite cooking blogs. Heidi Swanson’s vegetarian recipes are always inventive and the photography is beautiful. I found this recipe-a sort of polenta casserole cake-when I searched for things to do with cornmeal (besides make cornbread), and I made it for a dinner party. With only a few ingredients and a relatively short baking time, it falls under my favorite category of Easy/Cheap/Delicious. Read More

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