Baked Sweet Potato with Philadelphia, Dates & Coriander

Quite frankly this is a meal all on it’s own and I have been known to enjoy it more than once for lunch and is another fabulous recipe I inherited from my sister-in-law Karin.  I am also hooked on serving these for guests and they accompany everything from a braai to a roast dinner, well I think so.  If I bake the sweet potato in the oven, I brush them with olive oil before baking but when I do them in the microwave I don’t bother.  There are no real quantities as you can stuff in as much or as little of the cheese, dates and coriander as you like.

Baked sweet potato

Baked Sweet Potato with Philadelphia, Dates & Coriander


Sweet potatoes
Philadelphia cream cheese cut into chunks
Dates cut into pieces
Coriander chopped


  1. Baked the sweet potatoes in the oven set at 180°C until soft alternatively cook them in the microwave.
  2. Slice the sweet potato lengthwise and place all the other ingredients in the opening.

Baked Sweet potato 2


Un-Recipe – Roasted Sweet Potato

I nearly forgot about our un-recipes – can’t remember when I last shared one with you.  Yesterday was one of those “suckers-on-my-butt” kind of days and didn’t leave the computer until it was nearly supper time.  I know, I know – I should have planned ahead.  I needed food but wasn’t much in the mood for cooking so a quick non complicated meal was required.  These tasty sweet potatoes were the perfect accompaniment to some left over roast pork.

Roasted sweet potato

Un-Recipe – Roasted Sweet Potatoes


Sweet potatoes
Grapeseed oil
Ground cinnamon
Ground ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Peel and slice, dice or wedge sweet potatoes.
  3. Place sweet potatoes on a baking tray and drizzle with a little oil salt and the spices.
  4. Bake until sweet potatoes are cooked.

In my Kitchen October 2011

Wow, another new month already and time for Celia’s “In My Kitchen” post. 😀

A short while back I found out about a gent who drives around the village every Saturday with locally grown veggies to sell to us “locals”.  What a treasure chest he has in his trailer!  Everything is washed and what can be peeled and cut up are all nicely packaged and sealed in bags.  I was very excited to hear that everything has a standard price of just R10 a bag.  I went a touch overboard and Pete was a little concerned about the amount of veggies he was going to eat.  I would have purchased a lot more but I had just been into town the day before and had already bought potatoes, onions, carrots, tomatoes and a few other goodies.  I am very excited to see what he will bring every Saturday.  I have my shopping basket ready and waiting.

On chatting with this lovely farmer, he can also arrange a whole lamb at just R45 a kilo!  Mutton at R35 a kilo and chicken, which I forgot the price of.  Not to worry he will be back on Saturday and I can check with him then.


In My Kitchen – October 2011

In my kitchen…

are 2 bags of beautiful green broccoli

In my kitchen…

are 2 bags of crisp white cauliflower

In my kitchen…

are 2 bags of lovely sweet pumpkin

In my kitchen…

is a bag of sweet potatoes just waiting to be made into a pie 🙂

And just for a bit of fun…

In my kitchen…

is the sweetest serviette holder that my one SIL gave me

and my beautiful ebony wood sugar bowl from Zanzibar which strangely enough has a bullet in it.

What’s in your kitchen this month?  Please link back to Celia’s blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial if you partake in the fun.