Why we love Sweet Potatoes

Feeling ungrounded and worrisome? The natural sweetness of the sweet potato will help you out as their comforting sweet taste and orange color will replenish the grounding qualities of the spleen and pancreas.

 

These yummy nourishing root vegetables don't only taste great they are also great natural boosts for your immune system containing unique proteins that stimulate the production of white blood cells. They contain a high dosage of the antioxidant beta carotene that reduces inflammations + our all time favourite vitamine C.

There are many ways to prepare this veggie, you can mash them, fry them, bake them in the oven or use them in a delicious curry or stew. We're happy to share a delicious African Sweet Potato stew with extra spinach, ginger and turmeric as a natural medicine to keep you healthy.

 

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or any other vegetable oil)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cm ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 ts sweet paprika
  • 1 ts ground cumin
  • 1 ts curcuma
  • Pinch cayenne chilli pepper, to taste
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 400 g of cooked chickpeas
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 big hands of spinach
  • 1 vegetable stock cube (gluten-free and NO msg)
  • Handful of fresh coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped
  • 1 tin of peeled tomatoes
  • 2 heaped tbs of peanut butter
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

 

Preparation

  1. Heat up the oil in a large saucepan
  2. Once hot add the spices (cumin, curcuma, paprika) stir
  3. Add ginger and garlic, stir and fry for a couple of minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add onion, fry for around 10 minutes until soft
  5. Add sweet potatoes with enough water to roughly cover + stock cube. Bring to the boil and simmer on a low heat for around 10 minutes, until sweet potatoes have partlysoftened
  6. Add the peppers, chickpeas, spinach, stock cube and coriander + tinned tomatoes (chopped) and peanut butter and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes
  7. Taste and add salt + pepper to taste
  8. Serve with whole grain rice and fresh coriander