MOTIVATION MONDAY: Edit: Sweet Potatoes Three Ways

image.jpegHey Y’all!

It’s a good day when it starts with Psalm 119.

If You had not been my delight,
Then I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget Your precepts,
For by them You have revived me.

Lord, may I never forget Your precepts, for without them I have NO LIFE!!!!

I love experimenting with food. Trying different recipes and perfecting them. Within the next fews years I just want to be SO GOOD– cooking for my fam, friends, housemates, and boyfriend all their favourite things. Since I was little I’ve had a huge passion for making others happy through food!

Me? What do like?

That’s always been a harder question. But one food I really love is the sweet potato.

Now personally, if I could eat sweet food all day every day, I would. And I’m not talking about candy or chocolate or processed, man-made crap. I’m talking about sweet potatoes, stevia-sweetened nut butters, dates, ripe bananas, berries– all that whole stuff that makes anyone’s body feel SO GOOD.

Here are three of my very own sweet potato recipes.

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Sweet Potato Fries

Serves 2

Peel 3 medium sweet potatoes. Chop into small, thin, French fry shapes. Place spread out from each other in foiled baking tray. Drizzle with 2 T grapeseed oil. Bake at 450 for 30-40 minutes, or until crispy. Alternatively, these can be fried in a deep fryer by following the directions from your manufacturer. Sprinkle with generous amount of sea salt and either a mix of desired savoury herbs, or cinnamon sugar (1 part cinnamon, 3 parts sugar). Serve with melted peanut, almond, or cashew butter.

Sweet Potato Mousse

Serves 2

Roast 2 large sweet potatoes I oven at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Scoop out the flesh; discard skins. In blender, place sweet potato flesh, 2 T cacao powder, 3 T coconut sugar or stevia, 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Blend on high, stopping to scrape sides if necessary, and adding a touch more almond milk if necessary, until desired mousse consistency is reached.

Sweet Potato Pasta

Serves 2

Cook 6-8 oz angel hair pasta I’m boiling water according to package directions; drain. In skillet, heat 1 T grapeseed oil over medium heat. Add 2 cloves garlic, and cook to sizzling, about 3 minutes. To skillet, add 2 diced Roma tomatoes, 1 cup edamame, 2 cups cooked, peeled, and shredded sweet potatoes, 1/2 onion. Cook, stirring, until tomatoes are juicy and onion is translucent. Add 2 tsp each tarragon and oregano, plus salt and pepper to taste. Add angel hair pasta and stir until the mixture comes together. Separate to two dishes; top each with 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese and garnish each with lemon wedges.

 

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