Friday, February 1, 2013

Paleo Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Doesn't this pic look like comfort food? Sweet potatoes, mashed, hot, and so fluffy and delicious? Don't you find yourself craving this healthy side dish?

The snow came last night. It was was beautiful and gave me another snow day from school. ( the second Friday snow day in a row.....talk about stress reduction!) I am looking forward to having an extra day here at home. I admit I can never keep up with all the things I want to accomplish around here. I wanted to post this recipe though - the coconut cream concentrate gives these sweet potatoes a depth of flavor that keeps you coming back for more.

I'd bought 4 HUGE sweet potatoes. I rinsed them off and put them in a pan, covered them (almost) with water, put a lid on the pan, and put them on the stove over medium heat to cook until very tender when pierced with a fork.

When they were extremely done, I poured the hot water off of them and let them cool for a few minutes until I could peel them. I just peeled them with my fingers - the peel just came right off. I cut the two ends off with a knife. I placed the peeled sweet potatoes back into the pan.

I added:
1 TBSP KerryGold Pasture butter
3 TBSP coconut cream concentrate (tropicaltraditions.com)
1 tsp smoked sea salt (salttraders.com)
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup basic chicken stock

I mashed this all up with a fork and put it back on the stove on low until Ger got home from CrossFit Countdown.  You may need to adjust the amount of chicken stock, depending on your sweet potatoes. You may consider taking them away from savory by adding cinnamon. I may try that another day soon, too.


            Get ready for the compliments! This little bowl shows how much I ate BEFORE dinner!