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Roasted Sweet Potato with Spices
- 1 medium sweet potato,
- cut into 1” pieces
- T olive oil
- 1 t each cumin and
- 1/8 t sea salt
- 1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
- 2 T fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 400°. In a bowl, combine sweet potato, olive oil, cumin, coriander and salt. Toss well to coat. Arrange sweet potato on a baking sheet and roast about 20-30 minutes, stirring and shaking every 10 minutes. Brown evenly. Remove from oven, sprinkle with pepper and cilantro. Enjoy! Counts as 1 once daily starch, 1 fat Yesterday!
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