Growing up, I thought I didn’t like sweet potatoes. To be fair, my only exposure to them was the (to me) sickeningly sweet Thanksgiving dish loaded up with brown sugar and marshmallows. Wayyyyy too sweet for my palate. Sweet potatoes are plenty sweet on their own, which, I’m guessing, is where they got their name. I mean, I’m not a scientist…but I think that’s a pretty safe conclusion. So I like to take them in a savory direction.
I love caramelized onions. LOVE them. They are sweet and roasty and yet maintain a savory quality. They are a great addition to burgers, omelettes, steak, pan sauces, pizza, you name it. Caramelizing fennel mellows out the licorice flavor and brings out the inherent sweetness of this vegetable. Together they are a flavor explosion!
In the past few years, Hubbins and I have left our previous careers, moved, gotten married, moved again, gone back to school, moved AGAIN, started new careers, and had a baby. That’s a whole lotta change in a short amount of time. We finally have gotten to a place where we can start to focus on things that took a back seat during all of this, like our health.