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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yams, Glorious Yams! (and Kale!)

Last night, I made this delicious Kale and Yam Soup from Joy the Baker. My only changes were using the whole can of coconut milk, and adding a can of white beans for some protein. IT WAS SO GOOD!! You can read it here and make it for yourself, but let this picture entice you... Then I remembered this delicious sandwich I've had at Essential Baking Company a few times... it always sounds kind of weird, but ends up being awesome. Here is my take on it: Yam, Greens, and Leek Grilled Sandwich Filling: 4-5 leaves of chard, cut into ribbons 1 leek, sliced thinly 1 yam, peeled and cut into thin strips 1 Tbsp. olive oil Also: bread butter or margarine cheese if you like In a large frying pan, heat up the oil. Add the yam (or sweet potato) and leek, and cook thoroughly over medium heat until the yam is soft. You can add some water if you need to. Then, after they are cooked, add the chard. Cook until soft. In another pan, heat up some margarine or butter. Butter two pieces of bread. When the pan is hot, place one piece of bread on it, buttered side down. Add some of the yam/leek filling. You can also add some cheese if you like (I like smoked cheddar), or you can leave it as it is. After a few minutes, carefully flip the sandwich to grill the other side. Remove from pan, cut in half, and serve! (mine has homemade pickles!)
Essential Baking does this sandwich with their ultra-delicious Rosemary bread, but I used just regular whole wheat. Mmmm...

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