Tonight’s dinner is one of my easy ones. I call it a cheater meal. It’s as close to fast food as we get here. (Mostly because I don’t count take out East Indian or Thai cuisine fast food…) And it’s the weekend – when I tend to get a bit lax on my health kicks…did I mention the tiramisu I had for dessert last night?
So here is the meal in photo form.
The protein is something different – and what’s life without variety hey? I like that it isn’t soy based. Much of the research coming out isn’t all as soy-friendly as I had once believed. Even though my most favourite place to get my protein is plant based (in vegetables themselves, or beans, or pulses- like lentils.)
We still consume soy based proteins; like tofu, about once a week.
The sweet potato fries are homemade (peeled, sliced and diced by my hand) As you can see I learned from this meal again that I need to cook them at a lower temperature to avoid searing the edges (the sugars in this type of potato burn in high heat, I should have done 350 degrees for about 40min). And also note I didn’t actually use sweet potato (surprise!) I used yams. Which aren’t as nutrient dense, and are orange in colour (rather than pale yellow/ potato colour.) They are also substantially easier to cut when you are trying to create fries by hand! And contain more sugars, so the burn factor is increased…beware!
I also wanted to include last night’s late night snack. Since I got hungry…as does everyone. (Thanks to my honey for making the pumpkin seeds from scratch – super tasty!)