Moroccan sweet potatoes | Full Help

Moroccan sweet potatoes | Full Help

Moroccan sweet potatoes | Full Help

Photography © Ashley McLaughlin Photography.

Holiday Lesson # 1: Things (mostly) are not going to plan.

I watch a lot of reflection Great British Exhibition, and in many cases there is a moment when a baker is presenting something falling out, or in the middle, or just half decorated. One of the judges would laugh out loud, saying "they seem to have nothing to do with the plan today."

During the event, bystanders were watching the bread looga transferred situation hopefully with a hope to meet flour or into the chocolate is melted, suddenly time for, and how poorly reality with jaanqaadday purpose .

That's just about the December collections. There are so many things I was planning to do, cook, write about. And I would say that about 50% are "planning," while half solid ends in cooking or even projects that don't even happen.

At Christmas this week, for example, I had a little holiday meal that I wanted to create and offer at this location. I made absolutely none of them, trying out a masseuse that was a legitimate disaster. I have some groceries right now in my freezer, but things have come up in the last few days which made me almost impossible to cook. Or even post my weekend reading, which was my goal, too.

Sometimes things do not plan. This should not be surprising – the surprising part is how much I wonder when life goes in unexpected directions.

Holiday Session # 2: Time is flexible.

This is a show that a good friend gave me years ago, and I know I said it before. Time is good in many ways, but it can also extend to all kinds of unexpected directions.

One of my specialties is mental time, and things have to go right according to schedule… or else? Or what? I am not sure. I always feel like I have enough time to accomplish what is needed, and I panic quickly when I feel like I'm behind.

The last couple of weeks, though, has occurred to me about how generous time can be. I wondered how much I could do when I really decided to walk slowly and slower, rather than in a hurry. And I learned a lot from watching how other people are generous with their time.

This includes my friends who helped me extend the deadline and see that things could have worked better than I thought they were. It also includes the observations of my friends and colleagues who spend their time wisely: calmly doing things, at a reasonable pace. I have a lot to learn about staying in production without overdoing and burning. I also set a good example.

Vacation lesson # 3: Beautiful in the unexpected.

As a person seeking control and judgment, I am not in a hurry to capture the unexpected. But all the beauty and goodness I experienced this month came in unexpected times and situations – I didn't see them coming, not at all. because very little was planned.

Very special meetings, discussions, and videos are shown between operations & # 39; failed & # 39; lately. Despite the chaos and diversity this month, it has brought me new relationships, friendships and ways to see my life. I feel amazing and grateful. If this is what happens when plans don't work, then I'd like to consider planning less.

Holiday Lesson # 4: There is so much beauty.

I spent a lot of time this fall as I was new to myself. I say with some secret, because new figradeyda probably the easiest.

But really, I did. I recorded the school & # 39; grad & # 39; and I got into the new professional unit. That task was slower than I thought, but I was doing it, all the same. I traveled far from home. I did some new community using yoga and I struggled with myself to deepen my practice for the first time in a long time. I went on a lot of dates. I baked in my house a lot of new, exciting directions.

At this time of the month, I think I forgot that there is a good balance between your loved one and the new one. I pushed myself to try more new foods and stop making favorites on the web or Power plates, which has been part of my cooking process for many years. In many ways I was bored, cooking was included, and that may be why it was such a struggle to create something I was really happy to eat.

On Saturday, I decided to do something tried and true. It was the most rewarding, comfortable night of cooking I have had in a long time. My favorite meal was the sweet potato from Morocco Power plates.

I love this recipe, and many other people who regularly cook the book do the same. (It's one of Ashley's favorite things, and I think her picture may not look as it should have been.) She has got a lot of sweet and savory qualities that I really like, a great mix of tannins, potato chips, and protein. plants. legumes – in other words, a lot of my favorite things.

And it's great to have the company, if you're still looking for a last-minute holiday idea. Here's the recipe.

Sweet Potato in Morocco

Services: 4 use

Their contents

  • 4 sweet potatoes medium, scraped
  • 1 cup dry brown lentils, washed
  • 1 take it olive oil
  • 1 spoon of tea the creation of the Sacrament
  • 1 onion, white or yellow, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic, garlic or fried microplane
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped, or 1 (14.5 ounces or 411 g) can be counted tomatoes, cooked
  • 1 take it slice it up or make a fresh batch, or 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1/4 spoon of tea cinnamon
  • 1/2 spoon of tea sweet paprika
  • 1 take it Harissa harissa, or 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 spoon of tea salt
  • 4 cups baby spinach tightly closed
  • water, as needed
  • 2 take it Pomegranate glasses
  • Optional: fresh chopped herbs, fresh cilantro, or crab

Everyday Lemon Tahini Dress

  • 1/4 cup water, and more needed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 small cloves of garlic, minced or mashed in the microplane
  • 2 take it orange juice with a slice
  • 1/2 spoon of tea agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 spoon of tea salt
  • 1/8 spoon of tea black pepper in fresh ground


  • Preheat the oven to 400 ° F (200 ° C) and place the paper on a sheet of parchment paper. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and squeeze several times with a fork. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until soft fork.

  • Meanwhile, cook the beans as directed on page 15.

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the coffee beans and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes, until the seeds begin to emerge. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic, tomatoes and cook, and cook, for 1 to 2 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant. Reduce heat to low and stir in beans, ginger, cinnamon, paprika, harissa, and salt, then transfer to spinach. Cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach is burnt, adding 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) of water if needed to prevent sticking. Stir in the pomegranate seeds. Taste and adjust seasons if you want.

  • Cut each half of sweet potatoes and use a fork to fry the meat, still in the skin. Place two tablespoons on each plate and lift on a large lint. Serve immediately, with a drop of veggies and a selection of fresh herbs.


Reprinted with permission Power plates, copyright © 2018 by Gena Hamshaw. Published by Ten Speed ​​Press, the logo of Penguin Random House LLC.
Moroccan sweet potatoes | Full Help

Photo © le Ashley McLaughlin Photography.

These potato chips brought comfort, familiarity, and a feeling that will make another month and if not surprisingly, unpredictable. Maybe they can do the same with you, in the near future.

If you feel safe or stressed, content or frustrated, organized or frustrated this week, I wish you happy moments in your heart and calm your body. Happy holidays, friends.

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