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Spiced Sweet Potato and Pears

Spiced Sweet Potato and Pears

Serves 6

Looks like winter has come early this year, you would be surprised at how many nutrients are in spices. MSM found in turmeric is great for joint lubrication. Ginger is fantastic for digestion, Cinnamon balances sugar levels. One of the keys to a balanced sustainable diet is variety; spices offer a tasty and warming way to do just that. Warm autumn spices and slightly sweet sherry vinegar coat this delicious mixture of cubed sweet potatoes and pears.


2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 cm chunks
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 pears cut into 3 cm chunks


Preheat oven to 180°C.
Grease a large roasting pan with olive oil
In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with vinegar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
Transfer potatoes to roasting pan. (Set aside bowl with remaining vinegar spice mixture for use with pears.) Bake about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, place pears in reserved bowl with vinegar spice mixture and toss until evenly coated.
Add pears to roasting pan with potatoes and continue to bake until pears are golden and potatoes are fork-tender, about 25 minutes.

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