Special Diet - Created Date : 26.9.2019
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Trending Now: Sweet Potato Toast
I’ve never considered myself a super trendy type when it comes to fashion, and aside from a brief period of time in my teenage years where Freddie Prinze Jr was plastered all over my bedroom walls, celebrity gossip has never really been something I’ve followed closely.
When it comes to food however, I love learning about and test-driving new trends. I get super excited about the Canadian Health Food Association’s trade shows every year, and changing food trends are part of the reason behind my motivation to continue blogging after 6 (whaaat???) years. Thanks to highly visual social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, everyone knows what everyone else is eating – and not eating – and unlike magazines and TV, celebrities share the spotlight with superstars like eggs and avocados.
As I’m sure you noticed, 2015 seemed to be the year of avocado toast. 2014 was about roasted cauliflower, and, well, I suppose you could say #yolkporn has been going strong for quite a while now. But back to avocado toast. There are a squillion ways to top it and the base can be anything from dark rye bread to a big fat slice of your favourite crusty French loaf – that is, if your digestive system is ok with gluten. For the rest of us, the options are a little more limited.
Some experts suggest that sourdough is an a-ok bread for people with gluten sensitivities (and perhaps even celiacs) due to the fact that it’s fermented. But aside from this, finding a gluten-free loaf that’s actually healthy can require a lot of label reading – not to mention that it can be quite spendy. That is until now….
Enter the sweet potato, a totally not-new vegetable, yet at the same time, bread’s latest competition. Over the past month or so I’ve seen sweet potato toast popping up all over Pinterest.. and now that I think about it, maybe this just means I’ve been spending way too much time there. How-ev-errrrr….. because my brain was bursting with flavour combinations (many of which include the trusty avocado), I decided to whip up a whole bunch this weekend – a sweet potato toast buffet, if you will.
I don’t own a toaster, so instead I peeled my sweet potatoes and slicing them into rectangles about 2¨ wide by 3¨ long by 1/2¨ thick.
After about 20 minutes of roasting in the oven, they were ready to get dressed up. Here’s the best of the bunch:
Some of your favourites? Food blog trends-wise, two of mine are eggs and/or avocado on anything and banana soft-serve ice cream. More wide-spread favourite trends are at-home fermentation (kimchi and kombucha), eating locally and sustainably, and farm-to-table restaurants.
Some you can’t stand or haven’t get jumped on the bandwagon for? I’m not a coffee drinker in the first place, so the whole Bulletproof/butter coffee thing isn’t something I’ve gone for. And as much as I wish I could say I love drinking coconut water straight-up, I can only really handle it in smoothies.
My name is Angela and I've got a fiery passion for turning fresh, healthy ingredients into delicious mouth-watering meals. I love veggies, seafood, avocados, and exploring all things wellness in Los Angeles, the city I'm now proud to call home.
9 thoughts on “Trending Now: Sweet Potato Toast”
Wow Angela, this is fabulous!
I can imagine how much work this post took, your images look great and ideas are inventive and delicious. I look forward to testing some out, what a fun appetizer idea too!
Thanks lady! This actually reminded me of the parties we had in our old condo when you made amazing sweet potato fries and we gave away treats from the supplement closet like it was Halloween. Those days didn’t last long enough!!
I love that part of your motivation to continue blogging is changing food trends! The photographs of all these variations are so beautiful… and look so tasty. Last night at the cooking class, we were learning different ways to prepare avocado and I definitely thought the chef was going to show us avocado flowers! Haha but no such luck.
Ahhh I can’t wait to hear all about this class you went to! The dish you made sounded great, even though it didn’t include avocado flowers. ?? I’m excited to see what sort of culinary adventures we get into on Salt Spring!
I own a toaster so after the mandolin slicer (3.55 mm thick) I toast on the highest setting 3xs. First layer with avocado slices, sprinkle chia seeds and then sprinkle unsweetened coconut flakes, then a layer of almond slices. I top it with another layer of sweet potato so I actually make a sandwich.
Oooh this sounds phenomenal, Cindy!! I love the sweet potato toast sandwich idea. I’ve yet to try an avocado + coconut combo, but I can already imagine that the textures in this recipe must be amazing. I’m totally going to give it a go. Thanks for the idea!
I’m Angela, and I’m so glad you stopped by! If you’re looking for healthy, delicious food, heart-pumping workouts, and inspiration for all things holistic wellness, you’re in the right spot. Have a look around, or learn more about me here.
What Designers Can Try From Martha Stewart?
Like every housewife, Martha Stewart, a long-time developer of experience, can teach a few things to UX practitioners to bring back users for more.
You can compare the experience of spending time with people living in their homes to experience a brand. When you enter the home of a truly wonderful host, you are faced with a number of carefully designed options designed to give you a positive experience. In other words: you are experiencing the ın brand ”of that household.
Pleasant tastes, ambience and lighting, welcoming cuddles and talking, the best hosts are planning every experience that their guests will experience, taking into account all their senses and emotional reactions. Like every brand, good hosts want their guests to come back for more.
Although some houses have played a role in persuading people to carefully consider their guests' multi-sensual needs while Martha Stewart, Candice Olson, and Jonathan Adler had such personalities, many homeowners have done this in multiple points of contact for generations. In many ways, we can say that homeowners are original experience designers.
Like every good host, brands also want consumers to enjoy the experience of their products. However, very often, they do not understand the spectrum of the multi-sensory needs of their customers and thus fall behind the expectations of the meeting.
Brands, Martha, Candice and Jonathan, by considering the three important principles, including the best daily hosts, brands can design meaningful, multi-sensory experiences and establish long-term relationships with customers.