Welcome potluck guests! Have you had to change your shirt from all the drool yet? Today I am participating in the Virtual Vegan Potluck, which is basically a string of 100+ blogs all linked together with “forward” and “back” buttons/links to guide you through an online plant-based progressive dinner, if you will. You’ll be taken through eight courses, with several bloggers participating in each course. You are currently in the first course, Appetizers, which will be followed by Beverages, Bread, Salad, Sides, Soups, Main Dishes and Dessert. You’ll find links to the previous dish/blog and the next dish/blog at the bottom of this post.
Most often on 86 Lemons, I test other people’s vegan recipes and report to my readers, letting them know if it’s a winner or not. Once in a while, I’ll post a recipe of my own, which is what I’ve done today. I racked my brain over what to create for this potluck. The first sweet potato recipe I created turned out more like a dessert, so it was back to the drawing board. The second attempt was a result of having nearly nothing left in the kitchen to work with except sweet potatoes and asparagus. I thought to myself, “I can make this work.” And I did! I was so happy with the results, and so was Hubs–he loved it!
What I came up with is Sweet Potato Asparagus Cakes with Lemon Basil Cream. How can that be bad, right?! The cakes have some heat to them, which can easily be adjusted to your taste. But definitely don’t skip the accompanying cream–it’s the icing on the cake and balances out the flavors perfectly.
This is not a quick recipe, but good things to come to those who wait. ;) I promise, the payoff is worth it. Your vegan and/or gluten-free friends will not be the only ones to appreciate these cakes–this is a recipe for ANY food lover! Now keep in mind, I’m not a trained chef and I’m definitely no pro, so if my combination of ingredients seems novice or odd, you’ll know why. What I can tell you is that I have high standards and I definitely wouldn’t post a dud. After all, I’m all about 86’ing the lemons.
By the way, it’s just the two of us (Hubs and me, no kids). I made a batch of these cakes and within a week, we managed to kill the leftovers. They reheat very well in the toaster oven.
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