Neither Poverty Nor Riches

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A Personal Recipe Archive

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Plain Susan Veggies and Sweet Yams

Recipe Name: Carrots/Turnips/Celery

Notes: I got this recipe from Roger's wife Susan. It's fun to use things like "Turnips" that are otherwise ignored by today's palate.

Servings: Quite a bit, I estimated everything.


  • 4 large Carrots
  • 1 Turnip
  • 4 stalks Celery
  • 3tbs olive oil
  • turmeric
  • garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions: Grate carrots, turnips and chop the celery in very small pieces. Soak it in cold water for 1-24hrs. Heat the olive oil in a skillet with the garlic and turmeric. Sauté vegetables and add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Name: Sweeeeet Yams or Potatoes

Notes: Another successful incorporation of forgotten foods

Servings: 4


  • 2 large yams, or sweet potatoes, which ever looks best
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

Directions: Without peeling the yams, chop them into large pieces, maybe an inch square. Sauté (on medium) for a while, maybe 20min total, turning them gently to promote even cooking, but not damaging the structure of the yam. When they look like they are either burning, or are falling apart, add the broth. Cover and reduce heat. Cook for 30min-1hour.


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