The roots of good health thrive or die in the kitchen. It’s not a matter of time spent preparing meals–health promoting meals can easily be made with basic kitchen equipment. No need to be a gourmet cook spending hours in a fancy kitchen! Understanding the principles of healthy eating and then organizing yourself are the keys. We will be posting easy recipes with comments that are meant to educate and inspire.
Marinated Sweet Potatoes with Zip
This is a perfect summer snack food or addition to a salad. The potatoes are not cooked so they contribute to the 50% raw foods (by weight) that we recommend for diet. It is a time saver because once made, they store well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Because they are marinated in olive oil there is no need to use salad dressing when they are added to a salad. Apple cider vinegar can be substituted for the hot pepper sauce if you don’t like spicey foods.
- 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, organically grown if possible, peeled and cut in half lenghwise and then into 1/8 inch slices.
- 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
- 2 Tbsp. chopped chives or 1 tsp. dried chives
- salt and pepper to taste
Mix the oil and hot pepper sauce in a glass bowl. Add the potato slices, chives, salt and pepper. Stir and cover. Keep refrigerated. Allow to marinate for 6 hours before serving.