Vegan Mashed Apple & Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Whip up something festive but exotic this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with it comes the end of fall. But autumn isn’t over just yet! Try a new–and daring–recipe that’s all things seasonal. Grab the apples and sweet potatoes while they’re still fresh on the shelves.


2 large sweet potatoes*, 1 peeled apple, fresh rosemary, fresh basil, 3 cloves garlic, olive oil, 2 tsp balsamic vinegar, sea salt, pepper

*We’re talking behemoth size.


  1. Cut the sweet potatoes and apple into chunks and bring to a boil in lightly salted water.
  2. Once the potatoes are soft, drain most of the water but leave a little for creaminess.
  3. Add the minced garlic, sufficient olive oil and the balsamic vinegar.
  4. Whip with a beater until smooth.
  5. Chop the basil and add to the potatoes with the rosemary.
  6. Sprinkle on some more salt and pepper.
  7. Let the dog lick the bowl. (Make sure there are no garlic chunks—some dogs have adverse reactions to garlic. The more you know…)
  8. Serve, eat, enjoy!

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7 thoughts on “Vegan Mashed Apple & Sweet Potatoes Recipe”

    1. it’s weird, isn’t it? that dogs and cats might still enjoy eating things that are toxic to them–like chocolate! just be careful! i’m a vet tech so i always take precautions. 🙂

      1. just this a.m. (after hearing/awakening briefly last night to “plastic clattering” noises) — one of the kittens had retrieved a mousetrap w/dead mouse in it from off the top of the fridge and was batting the thing about the house …

  1. Yum, this sounds amazing!! Ok I’m going to be annoying and ask a vet question here- is garlic okay for dogs if it’s cooked already? I’ve read about it being bad raw, but I do sometimes let my dogs have things with cooked garlic in it. Bad idea?

    1. yep, cooked is bad, too. it’s more concentrated. and often more flavorful, so i wouldn’t be surprised if they scarf it up! i don’t know why they eat things that are bad for them… makes me question how they survived in the wild! it’s mostly bad if given consistently over time or in one large dose (like getting hold of an entire bulb of garlic). if they’ve eaten it here or there, don’t fret! the body is a natural healer. they can usually rebuild any blood cells that were destroyed and you won’t see a clinical illness. hope that helps explain it!

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