It’s 8:55 PM. I’m having a warm wrap with cheese, tomato and oregano while I’m trying to push myself to start off this blog thing for once and all.
Today I thought about judging. About judging others, and about judging ourselves. I’m sure nobody wants to be judged, but we tend to do it when we face a person, a situation or a place we can’t quite figure out. It might be just because we permanently feel the need to solve puzzles and “fill in the blanks”. It might be because we want to believe we are in control and that we are safe. The truth is, however, that we are never in control. The universe possibilities are endless, and each person is a universe. I try no to judge, and I try to remind myself to keep my mind open, and I really hope we all try to do the same.
Anyhow. I just got distracted because my mom came to talk to me and then I had to feed Matsu. And besides getting distracted, I’m feeling tired, so I’ll share a very simple recipe I made the other day: sweet potato mash with a tropical touch.
You will need:
2-3 sweet potatoes (about 1 kg.)
2 tsp. orange zest (1 orange)
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. salt
And this is how I made it:
I peeled the sweet potatoes and cut the into big chunks. Then I put them in a pot with water enough to cover them and cooked them until they were soft. I strained them and kept the water for later use.
After that, I finely chopped the leek and put one tablespoon of coconut oil in a small pan. I waited until the oil was hot; and I fried the leek with half of the salt and the orange zest until it was starting to turn golden.
Finally, I mashed the sweet potatoes, added the rest of the salt and the mix from the pan, plus another tablespoon of raw coconut oil. I stirred it well and enjoyed it along with the other dishes you see in the photo.
This was the first and only time I’ve prepared this recipe, but I can assure you is good, and I will be making it again in the future. If you try to make it yourself, and make any changes, please let me know! I’d love to hear about your version of it.