Home Alone Cooking: Best Sweet Potato

After an all day dance course, I was pretty hungry this evening, and ready for a satisfying dinner.  So I decide to try what Ella called her “best baked sweet potato recipe”.

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The baked sweet potato bit was easy – the recipe suggested baking in the oven for an hour, I used the microwave option in 10 minutes.

The main filling was half a can of black beans, drained and rinsed, with some sliced mushrooms, and a whole 3 cloves of garlic! Other seasonings were a teaspoon each of chilli flakes and ground coriander.

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The dressing was made from tahini, honey, olive oil, and the juice of one lime.

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And I got to use my lickle whisk!

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The potato was split open, and half an avocado spooned into it.

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Topped with the bean and mushroom, and then drizzled with the dressing. Colour wise it was a bit brown.

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Was it the best baked sweet potato ever?  Well, I licked the plate clean….

Recipe: roast roots

This is one of my favourite recipes – roast roots.

Dice some squash, sweet potato, and carrot (parsnip is good too)
Tuck in some herbs – rosemary and thyme work well. And some whole unpeeled cloves of garlic if that’s something you like. Season with black pepper and sea salt.

Toss in some oil – I used canola, but olive or sunflower would be fine.
Put in a roasting tray, and pop in the oven at about 180 degrees C for 30 mins, stirring half way through.

Add in some cubes of haloumi andchorizo.

Back in the oven for another 30 mins. Though this is very forgiving – another 10 mins while you finish cooking a slab of meat will not be a problem.

Serve.

Omit the chorizo for a vegetarian side dish. Blitz any leftovers with some stock for a winter soup, served with grated parmesan, or shards of parma ham crisped under the grill.