Wholly satisfying? Check. Crap load of flavor? Check. Interesting tuber so good when roasted it will entice your eaters to say, “Oh! What’s THAT? I want more of that, lady!” Check. This is one of the best meals I have made this season with a great mix of excellent tastes and textures. The creamy polenta is amazing against the slightly crisped garlic, sprouts and sunchokes. It looks beautiful and tastes even better. The great thing is you can still get creamy polenta without any dairy but if you want to add it, feel free. I made this one vegan so it would be a terrific main, but it would be a standout side dish, too.
On the weekends, New Year’s resolution or no resolution, I need hearty breakfasts. I don’t need a lot of creams, cheese or meat but I do need protein AND carbs. Corncakes are so amazing for breakfast. They can be sweet or savory and with a little butter they just glide into your stomach. I managed to eat healthy but still felt glutinous. My favorite combination. You can really lush these corncakes up with more ingredients ( I just used what I had ). Adding corn, green onions, peppers, etc., to the batter can really up the ante here. Have fun, go crazy, kids!