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Spice Up Thanksgiving with Ethiopian Mashed Vegetables

October 23, 2014

Already planning your Thanksgiving menu? This colorful dish from Marcus Samuelsson elevates sweet potatoes into a sensational side dish with Ethiopian flare. It's kid-friendly, vegetarian, and absolutely delicious! The recipe is from Samuelsson's book The Soul of a New Cuisine, which is being sold in our Fifth Street Market Store and will be featured in our upcoming gift baskets.   Photo Credit: Lindsay Hunt Chunky Mashed Vegetables Recipe Servings: 4-6 Ingredients 6 garlic cloves, peeled 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 cup peanut oil 1 lb green beans, ends trimmed and cut into quarters, or frozen green beans 8 tbsp or (1 stick) butter One 3-inch piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into...

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