Since it's Vegetarian Awareness Month, I've decided to post a few of my most favorite recipes. The following one is vegan.
West African Sweet Potato Supper adapted from "May All Be Fed"
1-2 Tb vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter*
1/2 t ground ginger
1 t chili powder
1/4 t ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 clove garlic, chopped
salt to taste
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 cans diced or crushed tomatoes with juice/sauce
1 can great northern beans
Cooked couscous or rice
Heat oil in 4 quart dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook onion in oil, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients (except couscous/ rice). Heat to boiling; cover, reduce heat and simmer 30-35 min, stirring occasionally, until potatoes aer tender. Serve over rice or coucous. Add salt to taste and/or serve with soy sauce or liquid aminos and fresh tomato slices (if desired).
Note: to make cooking sweet potatos easier, I often cut them into large pieces and steam or boil them until they are about 1/2 done. Then, I cut them up a bit, add them to the onions and cook as directed. I also tend to use more ginger and chili powder than called for... cause I'm crazy like that.
*Be sure your brand of peanut butter is vegan.