When you think of holiday menu planning I’m quite certain potatoes make the cut. Potatoes are one of the most versatile and economical foods available all over the world. Not only are potatoes a wonderful staple, they are packed with valuable nutrients. This dish serves as the perfect side for dinner but equally as appetizing for breakfast, lunch or on your brunch buffet. This dairy and gluten free bake is the perfect accompaniment.
Potatoes also contain a compound known as alpha-lipoic acid, which aids in the conversion of glucose into energy. Food is fuel for the body. Think of it as your gas that propels you in all of your endeavors. The skin of potatoes contains Quercetin, a powerful anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant capabilities that protect the body’s cells from free radical damage. The iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and zinc in potatoes contribute to the building and maintaining of bone structure and strength. The potato’s fiber, potassium, vitamin C, folate, fiber and vitamin B-6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. #BeholdPotatoes
I wanted to take a classic recipe and put a vegan twist on it for this holiday season. The sauce requires that the cashews are soaked to yield a creamy vegan cheesy sauce. With that preparation complete, the remaining part of the recipe preparation is quick and baking takes just about an hour. Serves 8-10 people. Let’s get started.
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