This is actually yam ice cream.
It’s your good ol’ mashed potatoes, gone wrong.
- Get a bag of purple potatoes from your supermarket, or backyard (if you grow them). Peel the skin off with a speed peeler. Be careful not to slice your skin off while you’re at it. I’m just saying. I didn’t slice my thumb.
- Boil them till soft in a pot of water on the stove. Marvel at the water turning into a deep teal colour.
- Once soft enough, drain and mash away.
- In a mortar and pestle, crush a pinch of dried thyme.
- Add the crushed thyme, to the mash, together with freshly ground sea salt, black pepper, a small knob of butter and cream or milk.
- Serve to puzzled yet excited guests.
Easy as ABC. Great as can be.
- Using a speed peeler, get rid of the wrinkly skin of the carrots, however many you’re planning to eat.
- Slice them erratically and toss them in a pot of boiling water. Let them sit in that jacuzzi till they’re soft enough to mash.
- Drain and mash away!
- Add a generous drizzle of some good extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground sea salt and black pepper.
- Have it as a side; fabulous with a pork main.
Last week, I suffered heart palpitations irregularly over a period of 24 hours. It worried me BIG time, and I knew I had to turn to ‘clean’ food.
Marmite Pasta with Boiled Pork and Peas
- 1 serving of pasta
- 50g of lean pork
- 1 handful of peas
- 1 tsp of Marmite
- 1 egg
Basically, I cooked everything with water: boiled the pasta, pork and peas, and steamed the egg. I also added a bit of the pasta-cooking water to the Marmite, and drizzled generously over the dish before eating.
Clean, and very healthy. If not for me, for my heart.
(Ironic previous post: Deep-Fried Batter.)