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Sweet potatoes are delicious, versatile, and align very well with the fall season. They are very soothing to the digestive system, especially when cooked with ginger. We include ginger in this recipe for this reason. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and antioxidants, providing amazing benefits to gut health. I try to have ginger in some form every day, as it has incredible medicinal properties. Ginger helps with nausea, indigestion, boosts immunity, to name a few of its healing properties.
As this pie bakes in our home, I am also taken back to a time during my childhood, when my mom would bake sweet potatoes in the morning. On weekends, we often enjoyed them for breakfast. This nostalgia evokes bittersweet memories, and I want to nestle up with these memories and enjoy this pie even more.
Photo by April Duckworth.
The approaching holiday season evokes both a sense of nostalgia and the desire to spend time with family and friends. Over the years, I have discovered that cooking and sharing healthy and delicious meals with others helps demonstrate our love and care for them. Preparing meals can be a time to share in conversation with others, in sharing our time and attention. It can be a fun time shared with others, as you create new memories this holiday season.
Vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar
Serves 4 to 6
*Flax Egg Directions: Flax eggs are simply ground flaxseed mixed with water and soaked for a few minutes. Flax eggs act as a binder and can be used as an egg alternative in any recipe. To make two flax eggs, mix 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed with 5 tablespoons warm water and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
We serve our sweet potato pie to family and friends, and they are always pleasantly surprised to know there are no added sugars in this recipe, yet it is sweet and satisfying. It certainly gives me a sense of comfort. I enjoyed it as the smell of the sweet potatoes still filled our home, and even found myself smiling while thinking of the warm memories alongside of it. It’s remarkable that scents and cooking can evoke such nostalgia in us, and I find it to be one of my favorite parts of creating recipes. I hope that you find this recipe to be comforting as well.
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