Sweet potato, as its name suggests, is naturally sweet. As a slow-burning carbohydrate, it can help to curb sugar cravings. With this in mind, they can be a useful staple to add to your menu when sugar cravings hit during the luteal phase of your menstrual cycle.
Sweet potatoes are also teeming with vitamins - including vitamin C. Helpful in supporting the immune system, this powerful antioxidant is also useful for fighting inflammation in the body.
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Sweet jacket potato recipe
6 sweet potatoes, washed and bad spots removed
250 g button mushrooms, sliced
3 tbsp frying oil (we love Extra Virgin Olive Oil, coconut oil or even ghee)
3 tbsp soy sauce (not the sweet one!)
¼ tsp smoked paprika powder
¾ tsp garlic powder
1 cup thick soy yoghurt (curd style) (you could also replace it with coconut yoghurt, which contains probiotics)
2 spring onions, finely sliced
¼ bunch parsley, chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste
Extra: recycled aluminium foil
Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F). Wrap sweet potatoes in recycled aluminum foil. Roast them for around 45 (small to medium ones) to 60 (medium to large ones) minutes.
In the meantime, make mushrooms and sauce. Heat oil in frying pan and fry mushrooms on medium to high heat until nicely browned. Add smoked paprika and ¼ tsp garlic powder. Also add 1 tbsp soy sauce and immediately turn off heat.
Make the sauce by mixing yoghurt with 2 tbsp soy sauce and ½ tsp garlic powder.
Unwrap sweet potatoes once they are done and cut open lengthwise. Season inside with some salt and pepper. Add sauce and fried mushrooms into cavity and sprinkle with spring onions and parsley. Devour at once.
About Lisette Kreischer
Lisette Kreischer has become known for her passion and creativity to find environmentally friendly solutions for our planet. She is a vegan activist, herbalist, writer and photographer. Lisette works together with Maartje Borst who is culinary vegan creative and an author.
For their delicious plant-based recipe contributions, check out maneatplant.com