21 July 2011

Purple Sweet Potatoes and Green Cuisine

 Muffins into some Plain Yogurt, Blueberries, and Blackberries

This will likely become my default breakfast for many mornings to come

Ever since the fire that forced Green Cuisine Restaurant to
 shut down, I've been wondering if/when they would re-open

I went down to check it out, and found this sign on their front door... 
They are in the cleanup and repair process of getting back in business!!!

I'm looking forward to their re-opening; Market
Square is much too quiet since they've been closed

Chopped and washed Spinach, Kale, and Portobello Mushrooms

Broccoli Florets ...and a broccoli crown stub "growing" 
out from a can of diced tomatoes in the background hehe

Diced Zucchini, Asparagus, Onion, and Tomato

While the vegetables were cooking on the stove, I had 
3 Purple Japanese Sweet Potatoes roasting in the oven

410 Fahrenheit for 60 minutes

If you haven't tried Japanese Sweet Potato, you must! 
It's similar in texture to a regular potato, but sweeter :)

When the vegetables were cooked, I added a Tomato Sauce Mixture which is based 
on my Garlicky Tomato Dip, without the Garlic and with more Pasta Sauce vs. Salsa

I scooped the vegetable-sauce mixture over the baked sweet potatoes

Big bowl of healthy comfort food!

Question: How many of you have tried
 Purple Japanese Sweet Potatoes before?


Anonymous said... [reply]

That looks like a fantastic default breakfast! And I love those purple potatoes.

Unknown said... [reply]

yay for green cuisine!! so happy to hear that all is restored.

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes said... [reply]

never tried them before! but they look AWESOME :)

Emma @ Microcosm of Life said... [reply]

I'm surprised that I haven't tried Japanese sweet potatoes, considering I'm obsessed with Asian food in general, but they are now on my list!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

Wait - Green Cuisine had a fire? I did not know this! I've actually never been to the restaurant. I've heard good and bad things about their food from various people. Although I have eaten their tempeh that we can get in the stores.

And I have tried a purple sweet potato before. I can't say I noticed much difference from other sweet potatoes, other than the colour.

PS - I'm planning a trip to Vic in august! Yay!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Comfort food is right! I would LOVE to try a purple sweet potato, but I've never seen them in my stores! And your new default breakfast looks faultless ;).

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

This is the first I have heard of purple sweet potatoes ... but I am intrigued!

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

I've had those sweet taters and they are AMAZING!!!!

Chelsea said... [reply]

Yay that's such good news that Green Cuisine is re-opening!

And I've never tried one of those sweet potatoes before. My grocery store is too lame to carry them. :P

Anonymous said... [reply]

I want blackberries noooooow! But I haven't seen any around the city :/ This breakfast looks perfect!

On the other hand, Japanese sweet potatoes are something you will inevitably eat while living in Japan even if you don't like it. They put it in almost anything. It is probably the third most used ingredient after green tea and soy beans.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I think I may have had them in sushi but that surely does not count. I need to find them post haste!

Diana @ VeggieNextDoor said... [reply]

I've had purple potatoes before...but never ever heard of Japanese Sweet Potatoes. So interesting!

Green Cuisine looks adorable. I don't live there, but I hope it opens soon too! I love to see veggie restaurants thrive!

Red Deception said... [reply]

Every time I've walked by Green Cuisine I thought, "I really should try this place". I hope it is re-opened next time I visit!

Amy said... [reply]

I love the idea of the muffin crumbled over yoghurt with berries - all my favourite breakfast treats in one bowl!
I've tried purple sweet potato before, nice, but orange is still my favourite :)

Jess said... [reply]

i love purple sweet potatoes!! yum :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I've never tried purple sweet potatoes...I need to! This veggie dish looks/sounds amazing! The Green Cuisine looks like a cute little place; hope it re-opens soon for you!

Katie :)

Lauren said... [reply]

Haven't even heard of Japanese Sweet potatoes, do they have another name? Where have I been. Recall you writing about that restaurant's fire, nice they will reopen, many do not.

Ameena said... [reply]

I've never even heard of this type of sweet potato before but they look divine! I wonder if I can find them near me.

You always come up with the most creative concoctions Kelsey - I wonder if I could ever compete?? :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I had Japanese sweet potatoes once a long time ago (my papa is Japanese so we got some and roasted them :) ). I haven't had them in a loong while though. I tried out your muffin recipe yesterday (the zucchini chocolate chip ones) and OH MY they are DELICIOUS! thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe :)

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