4 small sweet potatoes (or 1 or 10- depends how many you’re feeding)
Olive oil to drizzle
Whatever you want to stuff your stuff with. I used-
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 zucchini, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 red capsicum, diced
Big handful kale, shredded
Big handful red cabbage, shredded
Preheat your oven to 180C. Line a tray with baking paper. I don’t peel my sweet potatoes, I just wash them. Pop the sweet potatoes on the tray and drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake for about an hour or until soft to touch. It could take up to 90 mins depending on the size of your potatoes but just whack ’em in and go and binge watch some Suits until they are ready. You don’t watch Suits? Take a good, hard look at yourself and make better life choices.
Take all the stuff you are going to stuff them with and sauté it in a frying pan until it’s about 3/4 cooked then remove.
Take your cooked sweet potatoes, cut them down the centre and use a spoon to push the filling to each side so you have a nice little galley in the middle for all the good bits. Stuff them choc-full with all the stuffing bits. Now would be a cracking time to sprinkle some cheese on top if you can handle it or even a good drizzle of homemade mayo. Whack them back in the oven on about 200C for 15 mins then dig in!
There’s not much you can’t stuff. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, capsicum, eggplant, zucchini, those big-arse mushrooms that are almost the size of a plate. You get where I’m going. You don’t want to stuff potatoes? No drama. Stuff something else. The other great part of this recipe is that you can stuff it with whatever you like! Asian style, Mexican, Indian flavours or just a leftover mash-up of whatever’s in your fridge leftover from the week. Mine’s a leftover mash up but you do whatever spins your tyres and make them as fancy as you please. I think some leftover taco mince, homemade guacamole etc would be epic.
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I have a passion for pure, unadulterated food; food that is good for the body and the soul, food that makes you feel good from the inside out.
It’s my goal to help people to get comfortable again in the kitchen through cooking classes, workshops and easy recipes and empower people to take back control of their own health, starting with food. Did you know we are now one of the fattest nations on Earth?
I want to help create a nation of people who are nourishing themselves and their families so that they can thrive not just survive and that start with the concept of JERF- Just Eat Real Food.
Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body.
Let’s be honest though, some days adulting is hard and you really have neither the time nor the inclination to go getting all “Masterchef” in the kitchen and you’re fresh out of fermented-sprouted-activated- supercharged-unicorn dust to rustle up any kind of magical super food extravaganzas.
I get it and I want to help you nourish the little (and big) bodies in your life with as little fuss and as much nutritional bang for your buck as possible because eating healthy food doesn’t need to be time-consuming or expensive and it absolutely doesn’t require always incorporating the latest super food on the market. It all starts with real food. The stuff you find at the fruit shop, or the butcher, or the fish market. The stuff that doesn’t come packaged with an ingredient list a foot long. You know, that stuff that your great grandparents would recognise as food? That’s the stuff that makes you feel good from the inside out and when it comes to fuelling all the bodies in our lives we all want them to feel and be the best they can and that starts with food. Here’s a couple of my favourite go-to recipes when I need minimum fuss but maximum taste & nourishment.
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