I've been cooking for my sister for so long now that I almost forgot what it was like to just cook for myself. Tonight she had an event, so it was just me. It actually wasn't too bad. This must be what life will be like next year when she has her own apartment. I made BBQ chicken, Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans. This was a pretty simple dinner with simple ingredients which makes it a great weeknight meal.
Products) onto it - repeat on the other side then keep flipping basting the meat with the sauce until cooked thoroughly.
For the Green Beans, I cut the ends and boiled them in water with 1 tsp. lemon juice and some sea salt for about 10 minutes after the water began to boil. So easy! Season with sea salt and pepper.
Now, I'm really proud of these Mashed Sweet Potatoes...
First, I read in an article that boiling sweet potatoes retains more
nutrients than baking does. Second, I recently learned that the skin of
sweet potatoes have so many health benefits. This is the perfect way to
include them without them standing out!
2 sweet potatoes, 1" slices quartered (skins remain)
2 tbs. almond milk, unsweetened
1 tbs. Grade B maple syrup
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Boil a pot of water with 1/2 tsp sea salt. Add potatoes and boil until tender to a fork, approximately 40 minutes. Drain. Put into a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients and blend with a hand mixer until smooth.
The green beans and mashed sweet potatoes will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.