From alleviating body inflammation to enhancing brain health, this eye-catching dish offers a wealth of nutritional benefits, will fill your tummy and is super easy to put together. We enjoy the curried sweet potatoes year-round, but during summer, we love pairing with asparagus grown in Ontario.
What you need:
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp cumin seed
2 tsp madras curry
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric
2 cloves of garlic
4 medium sweet potatoes
How to do it:
- Boil large pot of water.
- Wash & chop sweet potatoes into quarters then halves.
- Add sweet potatoes to steaming basket or a strainer placed on top of the pot with a lid. Steam potatoes until tender.
- Preheat oven to 500.
- Heat frying pan or pot, add coconut oil (medium/high), add cumin seed and toast until golden brown. Add madras curry, ground coriander, turmeric and half of 1/8 of a teaspoon of salt. Toast spices until they are fragrant and dark golden brown. (Pay close attention because the spice’s can burn easily.)
- Remove from heat and add sweet potatoes; stir and evenly coat potatoes in spice mixture; crush and add in two cloves of garlic.
- Place entire pan in oven for about five minutes to cook the fresh garlic.
- Remove from oven, drizzle with half a lemon and enjoy!
Makes 3- 4 servings.
- For 1.5 cups of brown rice, follow directions on package and throw in one vegetable bouillon cube or 1.5 tsp of powdered bouillon of choice.
- Serve with locally grown asparagus (’tis the season).
Why it’s good for you:
- Nutrient dense
- High in Vitamins A & C
- Enhance’s brain function, immunity, anti-viral and anti- fungal
- Bonus: it is not stored by the body as fat and is used energy
- Nature’s antibiotic
- High in Vitamin C & B
- Aids in digestion
Cumin Seed & Coriander Powder
- Aids in digestion
- Helps alleviate inflammation
Coconut oil $6.99 (approx.) for cheapest bottle
Sweet potatoes $4.00
Garlic (1 bulb) $0.89
Spices can be bought at bulk barn for under $3.00
Brown rice can be bought in bulk for $2
Total food costs not including rice, spice and coconut oil: $7.89
Total food costs if you have to purchase pantry items: $19.88