I swear I do a lot of normal things. But first, I change them to fit what I need and want.
Ethiopian Food. Have you ever had it?
There was a lot more than lentils involved! I met up with Katelyn from Chef Katelyn on Friday night for Ethiopian food and a little nutrition/health chatting. It’s great to meet young people who have such an evolved interest in health, fitness, and food. We happen to have 15 years between us, but we also work out at the same gym and eat the same way, so we had tons to talk about–she’s a great girl with a huge and amazing future ahead of her. Oh, the places you’ll go, Baby!
How many people in your neighborhood like to eat kale for breakfast and dream about making fun stuff in a vita-mix and food dehydrator?!
Oh, and because Natural Oasis was so good Friday night with Katelyn, Joe and I went there on Saturday for dinner too. We ordered many of the same things from Friday night, plus some things Joe wanted to try. I didn’t take pics…but Katelyn did, so go check them out on her blog!
Next Up: Yams
Initially, I said I made a new sweet potato recipe. I’m pretty surprised I said that, because I actually researched the difference between sweet potatoes and yams once…so I knew they weren’t the same thing. Anyway, my sweet potato recipe was actually made with yams (and I’m sure it would taste good with either one!).
First, I made coconut butter (dump shredded raw coconut in the food processor and process and scrape the sides until it turns into “paste.” It takes about 20 minutes!). Then I removed all except 3-4 tbsp of it. Next, I added 10-20 drops of vanilla stevia to what was left and processed again…At that point? I took a roasted mini yam, peeled it, and threw it in the food processor.
The result? Fluffy, yummy, bright orange (beautiful!), warm Coco-yam-mash. I don’t like yams (or sweet potatoes) much, but I loved this—ate it for breakfast once, and dessert the next time.
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*Everything is always subject to change on a whim 🙂
What “normal” things do you change into something else to fit your life?