*  Exported from  MasterCook  Buster  *
 
                            SWEET POTATO TAGINE
 
 Recipe By     : Elaine Kosrova, “Healthy Living”
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :
 Categories    : Side Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   14 1/2  ounces        low-sodium fat-free chicken broth -- or vegetable
 broth
      1/2  ounce         dried porcini mushrooms -- coarsely chopped
    4                    sweet potatoes -- about 2 pounds,
                         -- peeled & cut into
                         -- chunks
   10                    dried tomato halves -- coarsely chopped
    2      tablespoons   fresh sage leaves -- chopped
    3      cloves        garlic -- chopped
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
    2      cups          cooked couscous -- Israeli or Moroccan
 
 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In oven-proof casserole, combine broth and
 mushrooms; bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium and simmer 2
 minutes.
 
 2) Remove the casserole from heat and add sweet potatoes, dried tomatoes,
 sage, garlic, and salt.  Cover and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring
 once.
 
 3) Add the olive oil to sweet-potato mixture; stir and bake, uncovered, for 15
 minutes longer.  Stir well and cool at least 5 minutes before serving,
 allowing liquid in mixture to thicken slightly.  Serve over couscous.
 
 Notes: Sweet potatoes contain more than 4 times the recommended daily
 allowance of beta-carotene (more than carrots!), which protects against cancer
 and heart disease.  The tuber also contains high levels of vitamins C and E,
 which bolster the immune system.  Other nutrient bonuses: plenty of vitamin A,
 potassium, iron, B vitamins, and fiber.  Despite their rich taste, these
 potatoes are fat- and cholesterol-free; a medium sweet potato has only about
 130 calories.  From October, 1998 issue of Country Living’s “Healthy Living”,
 article called “Superheroes on the supper table”, page 112.
 
 Typos by K. Hudson Lipin, 09/05/98
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