I got a little carried away in Photoshop today, but isn’t that what photography is all about?
Holidays right now and life is fantastic, I managed to get my P plates today (so I can officially drive solo) 😉
I think I will panic the first time I drive by myself, I mean shouldn’t someone be in the seat next to me?
The freedom will be incredible though – I can’t wait just to drive anywhere and everywhere!
What was your first solo drive? Did you buy your own car?
I’m not buying a car, luckily my mum is happy to share hers. I’m probably moving somewhere to study after high school, so I can do without for a while.
My dream car is a mini cooper though – how cute are they!
Back to the recipe.
I have this recent obsession with sweet potato, this vegetable is packed full of nutrients – protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, etc. Couldn’t get much better.
This recipe is great as a quick snack or a small meal, just add more sweet potato for a bigger serving.
If you are a peanut butter nut like I am, try having steamed sweet potato and peanut butter – it’s INCREDIBLE.
Basil & Garlic Sweet Potato
1 large sweet potato (preferably organic)
2 garlic cloves
1 bunch fresh basil leaves
Pinch white pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. olive oil
Set up steamer of choice. I use a steamer that works in the microwave, which cooks the sweet potato in approximately 5 minutes.
The skin of the sweet potato contains valuable nutrients, however needs to be cleaned before consumption. Scrub the skin of the potato till shiny and dirt free, then proceed to slice into coins of approximately 5-8cm thickness.
Place the sweet potato into the steamer and cook until soft, but not too long, or they will collapse when tossed.
Set aside to cool.
Finely dice garlic and place into a serving bowl alongside the peppers, salt, vinegar and oil.
Wash the basil leaves thoroughly, and then shred using your hands or a knife. Place into the serving bowl.
Toss the sweet potato in the serving bowl, distributing equally.
Life is finally slowing down – School holidays are just around the corner and I am desperate to get back into my hobbies.
Last Sunday I ran a fun run which is quite popular in town, I managed to time 12km in an hour and 8 minutes!
For a first marathon, I’m damn pleased.
I’ve only just regained full motion from my muscles without pains though 😛
So Nicholas and I were wondering what to do with a packet of Oreos and some left over Tim Tams – and I had a brainwave.
What about covering them with cookie dough and baking them….
I think I should have had an animated light bulb above my head.
It’s not an original idea, it has been all over Tumblr, but it was definitely worth playing around with!
Try experimenting with changing the ‘surprise’ inside the cookie!
On wards to delicious goodness:
Right now our family is going through bananas like they are never ending… Seriously!
i managed to use 3 in my baking, Dad took 2 with him to work and my little brother had one for breakfast….
So much for rationing 😛
These muffins conjure up memories of summer, and strawberry banana smoothies…
I miss summer so much! Winter just seems to lack any real appeal factor – other than hot chocolate or chai tea 😉
So if you are in the mood for some skinny summer muffins, or just love strawberries and banana in a muffin shaped serving, you will love this completely healthy recipe!