No dessert. No problem. So I am doing a spiritual cleanse. You know the first thing I crave is something sweet. I make my own sweet treats and they are usually made with organic sugar, maple syrup or honey. Lately maple syrup, because of some disturbing things I heard about bee farms. :(.
So I am super craving something yummy and says, Dessert!! Desperate times call for desperate measures.
I made these yummy and sweet purple sweet potatoes and added some pineapples on top after they baked with a little ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. They are so delicious. Sweet craving conquered.
Baked Purple Japanese Sweet Potatoes
2 small to medium sweet potatoes
1 tsp olive oil, or not
2 sheets of parchment paper
1/2 cup pineapples, diced
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
pinch of sea salt
Heat oven to 400° F. Pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drizzle with oil if you like. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes. Make a slit in the top of each sweet potato. In a bowl add the pineapples and the spices together. Add the pineapples in the middle of the slit of each potatoes. I removed parchment paper from the cookie sheet and put the potatoes back onto the cookie sheet (because the paper will burn under a broiler, so please remove it.)
I drizzled a little coconut oil over the potatoes and put them under the broiler until the tips got a little caramelized, keep an eye on them, because they will burn. Remove from the broiler and carefully plate. Enjoy your Nature’s Sugar.
So I looked in my fridge and found one green apple, one zucchini and one little small head of red cabbage. Hmmm… I am hungry and I “eat on purpose”. So this is the purpose: conquer hunger, get some energy and I am in my 40’s, so how is this meal going to keep me looking and feeling amazing! I got it!! A slaw.
So here is my late lunch “eating on purpose” lunch, My Raw Red Cabbage, Green Apple and Zucchini Salad with dried cranberries, this salad is dressed with a homemade apple cider lemon vinageriette. Super Yummy A total Beautiful Energy Food, High in vitamin A, B and C and E. Not only it is loaded with vitamins but these veggies and fruits are antibacterial, anticancer, anti – inflammatory, boost immunity and promotes healing from the inside out.
Here is another little tidbit:
Did you know that red cabbage is one of the only four vegetable that is high in vitamin E , in time results in good skin and a good heart. I topped the slaw/ salad with some Bhujan Crunchy seasoned roasted peas. You can get them from any grocery store .
The recipe is simple just shred everything in a bowl
The dressing is simple as well:
3/4 cup olive oil (good quality)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey ( optional) I am not doing sugar, so I added none here
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Add everything to a blender and blend throughly. Put in a bowl 1/2 cup of the dressing add all the salad ingredients to the bowl with the dressing and toss. I used a half of cup of dressing for this recipe you will have plenty left over so just store in a mason jar or a glass container with a tight seal. * Make the dressing first then shred the fruit and veggies, they apple will get brown so add the salad ingredients immediately into the dressing.