First Class and Sweet Potato Mini-Toasts

This weekend the kids and I travelled to Manchester, NH to do a class for a few people at my sister’s house.  It was a maiden voyage for Total True You!

It was a great opportunity to share the information and some recipes that have worked for my family to keep us healthy.  I shared some information with them and then we did a demo, which included them tasting a few dishes.  In the end they took some of the dressings I made to use at home.  I will continue this class, along with adding more on specific topics in the future.  So stay-tuned.

My awesome helpers (sisters and mom) prepped with me to make a few great dishes to share.

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These Sweet Potato Mini-Toasts are my new favorite!  (Recipe below).  They’re a great addition to any party or holiday gathering.  I can’t wait to use them at Thanksgiving in a few weeks.


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After NH, we visited friends overnight right outside of Boston.  Here we enjoyed a fabulous feast made by our super-accommodating host, Emily.  She knew we are plant-based so she made a butternut squash chili and a butternut squash enchilada lasagna that were both delicious and had all of us O’Rourke’s going for seconds.  Luckily we had done a great hike to justify all the bowls of chili!

Sweet Potato Mini-Toasts

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These are great for parties and holidays.  Treat like a bruschetta or mini-toast, adding a spread and some veggies on top.

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 45m
  • Total Time: 1h 5m


Sweet Potato Toasts

  • 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into 1/4in thick rounds
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable broth
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1/2 c cherry tomatoes, cut in 4ths
  • 1/2 c radish sprouts
  • 3/4 c hummus
  • 1/2 c kalamata olives
  • 1 small bunch of basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes in bowl with seasonings and broth to coat. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and line up sweet potatoes in single layer.
  3. Bake for 15-20 min on first side. Flip and bake another 15-20 min until golden brown and tender.
  4. Top with a variety of ingredients, starting with a spread like mashed avocado or hummus. Add a bit of balsamic vinegar, lemon or lime juice for a finishing touch.

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