Recipe by KalaLea K
Serves 3-4 sweet ladies or gents
Sweet Potato Tip: In addition to removing toxins or metals from the body, you can use sweet potato if a child swallows a coin. Just feed him or her plenty of sweet potato and it will stick to the object and allow it to come out earlier in the bum. This cooling veggie is super rich in Vitamin A. Remember, they are awfully sweet so eating too much can cause weakness; practice moderation.
You will need:
2 large sweet potatoes
1/2 finely chopped fennel (click on the word fennel below for a video)
2 TBSP sunflower oil or coconut oil
1/2 diced yellow sweet onion (Vidallia preferred)
1-2 cloves of chopped garlic (i used 2) 6 cups water
1 small pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp of dried rosemary or 1 tsp of chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp of sea salt
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
a smile (not optional)
PREP it UP!
Time to Cook!
1. Put the sweet potatoes in a medium or large pot then fill the pot with water until the potatoes are fully covered
2. Bring the sweet potatoes to a boil
3. In the same skillet you toasted the pine nuts, add 2 TBSP of oil and sauté the onions and fennel then add garlic after 5 minutes
NOTE: The heat should be on a low simmer by now
4. Add the spices including salt and stir gently until you feel it’s done then turn off the heat,
5. When the sweet potatoes are done (say 20-25 min), drain most of the water from pot then add the onion and fennel mixture to the pot and mash it up
6. If you toasted the pine nuts, sprinkle on top then serve and … I forgot to add them until after the photo shoot. Oh well!
Sometimes I eat this dish all by itself. However, you can serve with sustainably-raised pork chops, grilled Caribbean tofu, sautéed greens or a light salad. Happy Friday!