This page contains the open source omnivore sweet potato/yam recipes that can be used in any situation. To see calculations and reasoning behind the nutritional aspects of these menus, please see our Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page. To see the reasoning behind how One Community has designed these for implementation during construction of sustainable teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities, please see our complete Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan page.
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The One Community food infrastructure is designed to meet the needs of vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. To meet these diverse nutritional needs and desires, food items were chosen that are a common ground between these three main groups. The items include fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and starchy vegetables. The recipes will always feature at least one of these staple items to fulfill the caloric needs of that meal. On this page, sweet potatoes & yams will be the staple food for the recipes listed.
This page is specifically all about omnivore sweet potato/yam recipes. If you are looking for vegan sweet potato/yam recipes, then you can check out the vegan sweet potato/yam recipes page.
Once we’ve finished this tutorial and open sourced all the updates, modifications/clarifications, and learnings from our experience building the 3-dome cluster as part of our crowdfunding campaign, we’ll further evolve it through building the complete Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and Duplicable City Center®, and then even more through building the other 6 villages. Our goal in doing all this is:
This sweet potato/yam-based menu is part of our plan to make it easier for others to implement a healthy, sustainable, and delicious food program into their projects. We’ve chosen to specifically open source sweet potato/yam menus and recipes because they’re affordable, high in calories and healthy carbohydrates, filling, easily digestible, easy to cook, and easy to integrate into a wide variety of dishes from around the world. Sweet potatoes & yams have been a staple food for many of the worlds largest cultures for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Examples of dishes that contain sweet potatoes or yams are maple glazed sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, sweet potato soup, stuffed sweet potatoes, sweet potato biscuits, sweet potato mac and cheese, and sweet potato pizza. Sweet potatoes & yams are a very versatile food and can be used in a variety of ways.
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To make replication as easy as possible, we’ve provided the following sections related to omnivore sweet potato/yam-based menu creation, shopping, and recipes:
VIDEOS COMING AS WE IMPLEMENT THIS AS PART OF OUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN. THEY WILL INCLUDE: PREPARING EACH RECIPE, SHOPPING TIPS, TEMPORARY KITCHEN SETUP, AND MORE
To address the dietary desires of vegans, each of these omnivore recipes have been chosen and designed as recipes that can easily be made without the addition of animal fats/proteins.
NOTE: In these meal plans, exact measurements may not be followed and are offered as suggestions. Particulars will be decided by the chef and the community size. Duplication of meals will also be important to offer economies of scale when buying weekly meals as well as making food production easier.
Here are all the One Community links to all the other recipe and menu pages:
On the following pages, you can find more information about our open source food program:
In summary, sweet potatoes & yams are an integral part of One Community’s open source food program. Because sweet potatoes/yams are very easy to grow & cook, it will be a great item for the pioneers to eat, especially during the first year on the property. During this time, having sweet potatoes/yams enables us to create easy to make, sustainable, nutritious, and delicious recipes that everyone will love.
Q: Is One Community going to be a vegetarian community?
The One Community team consists of vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. In accordance with our philosophy for The Highest Good of All we are maintaining a non-idealogical approach to food choices. That said, also in accordance with this philosophy, we will only support and consume food items that are ethically and sustainably raised, managed, and produced. The consensus process will be used to decide the evolution of the One Community food plan.
Q: I'm vegetarian/vegan, would I have to participate in any part of the process or raising animals for food and/or eating/cooking them?
No, you would not have to participate in any aspect of One Community's food diversity that didn't agree with your personal beliefs and preferences.
Q: I'm an omnivore or vegan, what if I don't want to eat a vegan or omnivore diet?
The complete food self-sufficiency transition plan is designed to meet the needs of all dietary preferences through:
In this way all dietary preferences can be provided, any sacrifices are shared in alternating weeks, and groups completely preferring vegan or omnivore options have clear menus they can follow for both choices.
Q: How do you intend to produce spices, mill grain for flour, cooking oil, etc. etc.
To us, "100% food sustainability" means we will demonstrate and open source share a model that doesn't need external food sources. Having achieved this, what we produce internally versus choosing to buy will be decided through the consensus process.
Q: What is One Community's stance on pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides?
If it is not safe to eat, we will not be spraying it on our food. Here's a video we feel is helpful in understanding why:
Q: What if I want something that isn't on the community menu?
The community menu will be agreed upon through the consensus process. If a person wanted something not included on that menu, then they would be welcome to purchase and provide it for themselves.