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Watch Out, Pumpkin: Sweet-Potato Recipes To Rock Your Fall Kitchen

We love pumpkin, okay? Pumpkin clearly won Homecoming Queen in the race for fall's favorite vegetable. But — there's more to October than that particular orange veggie. I believe you've met our friend, sweet potato?
Just ask Oprah — this is one complex carb that you don't want to overlook. Not only is it jam-packed with fiber, beta-carotene, calcium, and more good-for-you-ness, it is also, frankly, YUMMY. Plus, it's one of the most versatile, long-lasting veggies in the produce section. Here, we've whipped up three easy sweet-potato recipes to fill you with healthy comfort food all season long.
Perhaps sweet potato is the Skipper to pumpkin's Barbie — but we've always been Skipper fans.
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups white sugar (optional)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 heaping tbsp applesauce
2 eggs
1 pinch cinnamon
1/4 cup water
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
3 large sweet potatoes (or one per person)
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 sprig fresh rosemary
Garlic salt (or plain fine salt) to taste
Sweet Potato Soup
3 large sweet potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion
1 tart apple (like granny smith)
5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 dash chili powder per serving

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