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Vanilla-Scented Sweet Potatoes with Oranges

by Bill Wavrin

Renowned chef Bill Wavrin has created healthy, hearty dishes for top spas, including Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Rancho La Puerta, Miraval and Golden Door
The sweet potato is one of the oldest known vegetables and many of our cave-dwelling ancestors harvested creamy delicious sweet potatoes as a primary source of nutrition. They must have been very smart, because sweet potatoes are so good for you.
Some experts think the sweet potato is the healthiest food on the planet. It has a low glycemic number and is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help defeat osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. And it is full of vitamin B6 for your heart and C and minerals like manganese, copper, potassium and iron.
Yield: 8 servings
2 pounds sweet potatoes
6 cups fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 orange sliced
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Wash the sweet potatoes and trim ¼-inch off ends. Cut sweet potatoes into two-inch thick rounds, equal to about four ounces (a sweet potato eight inches in length runs approximately 20 ounces).
3. In a small bowl, mix the orange juice with the vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon. Place the sweet potatoes in an ovenproof dish and pour the juice and top with the orange slices. Cover with lid or foil and place into the hot oven and bake for 50 minutes or until the sweet potatoes have cooked through and are tender. Serve hot or cold as a side dish or as a cold dish for breakfast or quick energy pick me up. Enjoy!!

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