Amy Sherman is a San Francisco-based cookbook author, food writer and recipe developer. She launched the blog “Cooking with Amy” in June of 2003, and it quickly earned recognition as one of the top five food blogs by Forbes and a top food blog by The Guardian (UK). Additionally, it was featured as the "blog of the day" on the critically-acclaimed Julie & Julia movie web site.
Here is a great holiday recipe of Amy’s called Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Leaving out the calorie-filled brown sugar and marshmallows, Amy adds a dash of sweetness and a squeeze of lemon juice for refreshment to the diced morsels. Keeping things healthy, Amy uses a T-fal ActiFry as a speedy crock to cook the potatoes with pulsating hot air, which lessens or eliminates the need for oil altogether.
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
2 large sweet potatoes
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 scoop olive oil (optional)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1 inch chunks. Place the sweet potatoes in the ActiFry pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with the oil. Cook for 30 minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft. Add the maple syrup and cook an additional five minutes or until sweet potatoes are glazed. Serve warm.