Here I am wondering if pickle flavored popcorn qualifies? Not a fan. I do, however, like soy sauce, extra virgin olive oil, creole spices and yeast flakes on my popcorn.
I didn’t follow the prompt today: the strawberries were calling. They wanted to be sliced and made into a fresh berry pie.
Weird Food Combos: Grapefruit and Sweet Potatoes. My mom makes this for Thanksgiving and we clamor for it, the way other people clamor for marshmallow topped sweet potatoes. The time consuming part is peeling the sweet potatoes, no, peeling the grapefruit, and then peeling the grapefruit sections! Basically, it is salty, sweet, tangy deliciousness.
Mom’s Holiday Grapefruit Sweet Potatoes
2-3 large ruby red grapefruit, peeled, and then peeled into whole sections. You will need enough sections to layer the top of the baking dish. Save the fruit that isn’t whole for folding into the potatoes. Discard all the bitter white pith and seeds.
4-5 large red orange fleshed sweet potatoes/yams, roasted in the oven with the skins on.
4-5 Tablespoons Earth Balance or other non dairy butter
3 Tablespoons of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice blend
3-5 Tablespoons of raw agave, brown-rice syrup or other liquid sweetener
Mash the potatoes with 1/2 of the Earth Balance, spices, remaining “imperfect” grapefruit flesh, add water as needed. Place in a baking dish, top with grapefruit sections in a concentric design on top, dot with butter and drizzle with sweetener. Bake until heated through 350-375 degrees F.
Pictured what I made today: Waffles with Berry Sauce and Cashew Cream, Kale Ramen and Vegan Strawberry Cheese Tart with Gluten- Free Pecan Oat Crust.
I made a gluten-free pecan oat crust that is more like a cookie, spread some thickened cherry juice and non-dairy cream cheese blended with lemon and vanilla extract, then topped with the fresh berries and glaze.
It is my reward for after my bike ride.
If I can wait that long.