Dinner Party- Side dishes


So what did I serve along side my favorite chestnut loaf?

Mashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Finger-lickin-good gravy

The sweet mashed potatoes, with the savory chestnut loaf and creamy gravy are such a good combination!


Spiced Sweet Mashed Potatoes:

Recipe: (4 servings)

4 cups peeled chopped sweet potatoes

pinch of salt and pepper

juice of 1/2 orange and zest

pinch of nutmeg

1/4-1/2 t cinnamon

1/4-1/2 t ground ginger

1/4-1/2 t allspice

1/3 c cashew sour cream (or just substitute thick cashew cream)

Put the sweet potatoes in a pan with about 1/4-1/2 cup of water and cook on medium heat until tender (adding more water if needed). When done, add the orange juice and zest and continue to cook until juice has mostly evaporated. Add the rest of your ingredients and mash sweet potatoes until desired consistency.

This gravy is so good… on everything! I love this stuff…

2 cup vegetable broth or water

1/3 cup nutritional yeast

1 t yellow mustard

1 T tamari

1 T white miso (chickpea or brown rice)

1 large garlic clove, minced

2 T cornstarch or arrowroot powder

1 T tahini

1/3 c cashews

1 T balsamic vinegar

1 T agave nectar

4 leaves of sage

1 T fresh thyme

1 T fresh parsley

1 t lemon

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until completely smooth. Poor into a pan and stir on medium heat until thick!




Submitted to: Allergy Free Wednesday, Allergy Free Lunchbox Love and Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.


  1. I have never heard of a chestnut loaf, looks very good!

  2. That gravy looks wonderful! And I’ve never heard of cashew sour cream, but I’ve used cashews to make a ‘cheese’ sauce. I bet it’s tasty.

  3. Yay! Another sweet potato recipe! And that gravy looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing at Allergy-Free Wednesday! I hope you’ll come back and share more next week.

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