Recipes

Sweet Potato Cakes

Hello and happy Friday!

I’ve been trying to eat more healthily and be more open to trying things that I might not necessarily try normally. That being said I have had a bit of a chocolate binge lately, but I have been feeling unwell so I’m putting it down to that and trying to start again!

Im sure some of you have heard of Deliciously Ella? She’s a real inspiration and her story is amazing. If you haven’t heard of her here’s a very basic bit of background.  She is a twenty something girl who was so ill that she couldn’t even walk to the end of her street and back again. After lots of medicine and medical advice she decided one day that she would try and eat her way healthy and that is exactly what she has done.

My lovely Mum bought me her latest book and I’ve been really inspired to try some of the recipes. This is the second one I’ve tried. It was lovely. If I’m honest though, it wasn’t quite what I expected (I don’t really know what I was expecting!) While I was writing this I realised she suggests making a dressing of tahini, olive oil and lime juice. I think that would have made quite a difference to the end result. She also suggests serving them on a bed of rocket, I don’t like rocket but some kind of salad would have been good.

Anyway this is what you need to make them

4 sweet potatoes (I only had one big one so halved the ingredients)

2 tbsp brown rice flour

2 tbsp tomato purée

2 crushed garlic cloves

Handful of coriander finely chopped ( I didn’t put this in as not keen on it)

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chilli flakes

1 heaped tbsp tahini (you can get it in the health store)

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and pepper

Basically you steam the sweet potato until soft. Mash with a fork until nearly smooth then add all the other ingredients and mix together.  Make into patties, oil a baking tray, put the patties on the tray and sprinkle some of the rice flour on top.  Bake in the oven for 20 mins at 220 c or 200 c for fan ovens.

This is what the finished cakes looked like, not as great as they look in Deliciously Ella’s book! (and no that is not copious amounts of mayonnaise but natural yoghurt!)

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Im definitely going to try them again and have some salad and the dressing!

Is it a recipe you think you would try or is it not your kind of thing at all? I’m so pleased that I actually got around to giving it a go.  Hopefully I will be trying lots more recipes.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks post. Looking forward to hearing from some of you.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sending love ❤️

 

 

 

 

 

 

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