First off, I would like to thank everyone yesterday for being so supportive of me in my sickly state. I’d love to try all of your magical cures! Especially Kelsey’s Veggie Soup! Do you have a recipe you’d like to share? Or is it Top Secret? 🙂
In fact, I think we should all get together to test out sickness-cures! It will be perfect! We can all get sick on purpose and try each other’s recipes to see who’s recipe works the best!
Ok…maybe I didn’t think that through thoroughly enough….hehe…..
Anyway, While I was in my daze the last couple days, I decided that I wanted some sweet potatoes! So I made up a recipe that is healthy for a sick girl, but yummy for a sweet tooth.
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
~These potatoes can be served as a side dish, or even for dessert! They are gluten free, vegan, dairy-free, and of course, sugar-free!
- 2 Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon butter or yogurt (I use coconut milk yogurt)
- About 1/4 cup nondairy milk (I used almond milk, but coconut milk would go really well with this recipe)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat Oven to 400*
First, scrub the potatoes with water to get all the dirt off. Next, prick them with a fork a few times, and stick them in the oven for about 45 minutes. Bake until they are soft when you squeeze them.
Next, scoop out the insides of the potatoes into a mixing bowl and add the milk,yogurt or butter, and spices. Mix with an electric mixer, or stir vigorously by hand. Finally, scoop the insides back into the skins and bake for another 15 minutes or until the peaks of the potatoes turn brown.
Serve with a dollop of almond cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Raw Almond Cream
~This cream is vegan, gluten-free, raw, dairy-free, and of course, sugar-free!
- 1 cup raw almonds (unsalted and not roasted)
- 1 cup water (plus more for soaking)
- optional: spices like cinnamon
Soak the almonds in water for a few hours. The water should completely cover the nuts. Then, drain the almonds, and add one cup of fresh water. Pour into a food processor and process until smooth. Add desired spices.
For a creamier result, take the skins off of the almonds before blending them. This is done by emerging the almonds in a pot of boiling water for about 10 seconds, and then squeezing the ends of the almonds so that the shell will pop off.
I also have a recipe of spiced almonds to share (shown in picture above), but I think that will have to wait for another time. i don’t want you guys to be too recipe-ed out!!!
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Today’s question is an add-on from yesterdays. What do you do when you are sick? Do you watch t.v., scrapbook, work, paint, cook, or just sleep?
One Last Thing before I go! Lauren from Clean eats in the Dirty South is having a giveaway–a $10 gift card to One Lucky Duck! if your interested, check out her website!