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This Week's Recipes 10/2/20

Green Leaf/ Red Leaf Lettuce


Red Radishes


Roma Tomatoes

Covington Yams

Red L:eaf Lettuce

Alfalfa Sprouts

Gala Apples


Bosc Pears

Meal 1

Gjelina’s Roasted Yams

These roasted yams are adapted from a recipe that Travis Lett, the chef and an owner of Gjelina in Venice, Calif., published in a 2015 cookbook devoted to the restaurant’s food. They are a marvelous accompaniment to a roast chicken, but they are maybe even better as a platter to accompany a salad of hearty greens, cheese and nuts. What makes them memorable is a technique Lett calls for during the cooking: tossing the tubers in honey before roasting them, which intensifies their caramelizing. The crisp, near-burned sweetness works beautifully against the heat of the pepper and the acidic creaminess of the yogurt you dab onto the dish at the end. It is a simple dish, but it results in fantastic eating.


3 large Covington yams

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon Espelette pepper, or crushed red-pepper flakes

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ cup Greek-style yogurt

4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, approximately 2 limes

2 scallions, both green and white parts, trimmed and thinly sliced, for garnish


Heat oven to 425. Cut the yams lengthwise into 4 wedges per yam. Put them in a large bowl, and toss them with the honey, ½ tablespoon of the Espelette pepper or crushed red-pepper flakes and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Let it sit for 10 minutes or so,