You won't find white potatoes up in these parts - they send our blood sugar out of whack and don't offer us much in the nutrient department. And before you start to defend the humble potato, most of us don't eat them freshly dug up from the garden - we eat them fried or mashed with butter and cream.
Sweet potatoes are a whole other story. Yes, they have the words 'sweet' and 'potato' in their name, but these babies are powerhouses of valuable vitamins, minerals and fibre.
That's why I'm sharing my top 10 favourite recipes in this heavenly gluten-free sweet potato roundup. Let the ogling commence!
1. Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Cashew Mayo
Does it get better than crispy baked French fries? Nope, I don't think it does. This easy recipe adds the perfect shazaam to your go-to veggie burger.
2. Sweet Potato and Apple Kugel (or casserole)
It's pronounced koo-gel, in case you're wondering. This is a healthi-fied, gluten-free and vegan adaptation of the classic Jewish side dish that is so delicious even your Bubbie will love it.
3. Sweet Potato and Refried Bean Burritos
This recipe is part of the weekly cooking assignments for the Culinary Nutrition Expert program and it's always a hit with my students. There are a couple of components to this delicious dish - the filling, the salsa and the dairy-free sour cream, but each one is quick and totally worth it.
4. Vegan Sweet Potato Salad
Okay, we're not approaching barbecue season quite yet, but a girl can dream of summer, can't she? This vegan sweet potato salad is an easy dish to take to a summer potluck, though if you're craving it sooner, you can easily serve this warm instead.
5. Sweet Potato Gnocchi
I did it! A gluten-free, dairy-free homemade gnocchi recipe with a vegan option. Top this incredibleness with a luxurious vegan cashew cream sauce and serve with a side salad or veggies.
6. Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Strawberry Muffins
Do you like to have muffins for breakfast, dessert, or somewhere in between? No matter when you decide to eat them, these gluten-free sweet potato muffins will satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthalicious way.
7. Chocolate Black Bean Brownies
How do you make healthy brownies even healthier? By adding sweet potatoes, of course! These gluten-free brownies are also grain-free, vegan, and packed with good fats, warming spices and - the ultimate healthy ingredient - love.
8. Sweet Potato Knishes
Traditional knishes are loaded with white flour, white potatoes, fried onions, sour cream, cheese and chicken fat, so to say they aren't UnDiet-approved is a glaring understatement. My version, however, is healthful, tasty, and won't bung you up for days.
9. Sweet Potato Zucchini Latkes
There's a lot of Jewish-ness up in here, no? Maybe that's because typical Jew food is loaded with white potatoes and white flour, and when each Jewish holiday rolls around I'm compelled to create great dishes I can actually eat. You don't need to be Jewish to enjoy these baked, gluten-free latkes, though, and they're a perfect side dish you can enjoy throughout the year.
10. Buckwheat Sweet Potato Burgers
Take a look at some old-skool photos of yours truly and snag a great gluten-free vegan burger recipe that's loaded with veggies, fibre and protein.
Well, there you have it - my bestest gluten-free sweet potato recipes. What are yours? Share in the comments below!