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Royal Purple Mash

This is actually yam ice cream.

I’m kidding.

It’s your good ol’ mashed potatoes, gone wrong.

  1. 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.
  2. Boil them till soft in a pot of water on the stove. Marvel at the water turning into a deep teal colour.
  3. Once soft enough, drain and mash away.
  4. In a mortar and pestle, crush a pinch of dried thyme.
  5. Add the crushed thyme, to the mash, together with freshly ground sea salt, black pepper, a small knob of butter and cream or milk.
  6. Serve to puzzled yet excited guests.
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Carrot Smash

Easy as ABC. Great as can be.

  1. Using a speed peeler, get rid of the wrinkly skin of the carrots, however many you’re planning to eat.
  2. 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.
  3. Drain and mash away!
  4. Add a generous drizzle of some good extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground sea salt and black pepper.
  5. Have it as a side; fabulous with a pork main.

Clean Water Brunch

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.)