Sweet potato crazy

Hey all, hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Earlier in the week I finally got around to making sweet potato fries, and I am in love!!!

Yummy! I chopped up half of one (which was 100g) and coated it in a little melted coconut oil (from coconoil) and sprinkled with paprika.

I also made some sweet potato burgers. I did not have any kidney beans so this time I used lentils instead.

I microwaved 1 1/2 sweet potatoes, scraped out the filling and then whizzed it up with a tin of drained lentils, some chia seeds (1tbs) soaked in water (I hoped this would work like a gel and hold them together a bit), paprika, and sundried tomatoes.

(All ready to be whizzed up).

Then I shaped them into patties- this made 7.

I baked them for 25 mins, and then enjoyed a couple for dinner.

Soooooooooo good 🙂 I found that I liked the thinner fries the best, so I think next time I make them I would slice them super thin. The patties are very soft but the sweet potato flavour really came through. 🙂 The rest are in the freezer so I can go sweet potato crazy another day! Yay!

On Friday we went to see Steven Merchant who was really funny- but coming home I got twinges in my stomach again. Yup, another UTI. Grr. My doctors is closed all weekend but by googling things we found that I could ring an urgent care centre- a doctor rang back and then faxed a prescription to a local pharmacy- luckily. But our journey up to Sheffield was not the best. We got there fairly late, and so Andy went out to get us some dinner- a mozzerella, basil and tomato panini. I had not had cheese for 2 weeks and it tasted very good- I think not having it all the time is making me appreciate it more. Then it was off to Othello (with McNulty and Lester from the Wire as Othello and Iago). I studied the play in year 9 I think, but could not remember any part of it, and I was a little worried that I would not have a clue about what was happening. But I did (phew) and I really enjoyed it- very dramatic with some dry humour in there. Plus we shared a tub of mint choc chip ice cream in the interval which was yummy. We were planning on stopping somewhere on the drive home today, but I was not feeling great so we went out for breakfast and then headed home. I did watch some of the GNR on the TV this morning- well done to everyone who took part- it always looks like the most amazing atmosphere. And did anyone manage to high-five Mo? 🙂

Fave sweet potato recipe?

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14 thoughts on “Sweet potato crazy”

  1. All year round is sweet potato time but I really feel the love for it especially at this time of year. The colder nights etc. I’ve never had sp fries but will have to try them too sometime in the future!

  2. Coincidence: I have a sweet potato mountain roasting in the oven for dinner 🙂 I adore them plain with melted coconut butter.

    Had so much fun at the GNR, though sadly did not even manage to see Mo. From the footage it looks as though he’ll need a new wrist now though.

    Othello sounds brilliant! So glad it was a quality production.

    So sorry to hear about your illness: the one time I had a UTI it was SO painful and I have a bloomin high threshold so to get two in such close proximity must be very draining – get well soon and *hugs*


  3. Oooh sun dried tomatoes in a burger sounds lovely (I am on a serious sundried tomato kick at the moment). Hope you feel better soon, get guzzling the cranberry juice!

  4. Sorry that you’re feeling ill again. UTIs can be really hard to shake off once you get one. I went through a stage of having them every month or so, but it’s been a while, so fingers crossed!
    I love sweet potatoes – I have made fries for a while, so they might be on the menu this week 🙂
    Get better soon!

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