It’s a Sweet Vegan

Potatoes balls
Vegan Sweet Potato Croquettes

There are numerous health benefits of being a vegan.  I have recently subscribed to the mindset that it’s okay not to have meat at every meal.  Plant based foods are an excellent source of protein.  A positive move is to incorporate whole grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes into your diet. Just these few changes to your diet could increase your energy.

Croquette Ingredients:  3 pounds sweet potatoes, 1 cup frozen whole corn  kernels, 1/4 cup green onions, 1/4 cup purple onion finely chopped, 1/2 cup cilantro chopped, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon thyme, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon chicken flavored bouillon, 1 egg, 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal, 1 cup panko bread crumbs, 1 cup vegetable oil for frying. Yogurt Dipping Sauce: 1 1/2 cup Almond Dream non-diary yogurt, 2 garlic cloves minced, 1/4 teaspoon liquid crab boil,  1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro.  Combine everything together in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Peel and cut up potatoes. Drop potatoes into a pot with salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are soft.  Drain potatoes and dump into a large bowl. Mash potatoes to a rough consistency with a potato masher.  Add the next 9 ingredients to the bowl and mix.  Salt to taste.  Set aside.  In a separate bowl add the bread crumbs, corn meal a beaten egg.   Pour this mixture over the potato mixture.  Stir in until everything is evenly coated.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour.   The refrigeration process allows all the flavors to combine. Remove from the refrigerator, scoop out a small ice cream scooper amount and roll into a lightly packed ball.  Heat oil in a skillet.  Drop the balls into the hot oil until golden brown on all sides.  Drain on paper towels.

I am going to have a meatless day every week. Now that you know some of the advantages of a diet that contains no cholesterol, that is high in fiber and low in saturated fats what are you going to do?

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