Want to eat like Obama? Check out this recipe created by chef Sam Kass, one of the chefs who gets down in the kitchen at the White House. This delectable sweet and savory combination will have you truly feeling like your dining with the president. Plus, it combines two superfoods, kale and sweet potatoes, that will keep your health in line during this holiday season. Even if you’re not a fan of greens, take a bite and I bet you’ll like it.
Sweet Potatoes and Greens
(Makes 4 Servings)
-2 or 3 large sweet potatoes
-2 bunches of greens (kale, collards, or chard)
-2 cloves of garlic
-juice of half of 1 lemon
-1 tsp. honey
-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-1/4 tsp. ground cloves
-salt and pepper
-1 tbsp. olive oil
1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces (make them as uniform as you can.)
2. Heat half of the oil in the pan over medium heat and add the sweet potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just brown on all sides and soft (about 12-15 minutes.) If the potatoes are still hard at the end of this time, you can add a Tbsp or so of water, put a cover on the pan and steam for 2 minutes. When they are finished cooking, add spices and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
3. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, wash the greens (but do not dry them.) Remove the stems and cut the leaves into smaller pieces. Mince the garlic. In a separate pan, heat the remainder of the oil over medium heat, add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add in the greens and cook until tender, stirring often. Salt and pepper to taste.
4. Combine the potatoes, honey, and lemon juice with the greens, stir and serve.