Most of the time, I don’t use spice blends, opting instead to make my own, but we received a free spice blend called Arizona Dreaming with one of our orders to my favorite spice store. I will stop here and let you all know, I do not get paid by or receive any gifts from the company that produces this spice blend. Not that I would be opposed to it, I love their spices and would be honored to represent them, but I don’t.
With that said, Arizona Dreaming is absolutely delicious and one of the few blends that I have specifically sought after. Another reason why I love it, it is salt free. If you are watching your salt intake, you know it is hard to find spice blends without lots of salt in them.
Anyway, I used it to make some spicy baked sweet potatoes, which really enhanced the earthy flavors of the sweet potato fingerlings that I got in my Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box this week. Enjoy!
Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Cubes
2 TBSP olive oil
5-7 fingerling sweet potatoes, rinsed and cut into one inch cubes
1 Tbsp penzey’s Arizona Dreaming
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix together sweet potatoes and the rest of the ingredients. Bake on a sheet pan for 20 minutes. Remove and enjoy!