Sweet Potato Spread

Just to let you know, I have a sweet potato obsession. I think that I could live on sweet potatoes and peanut butter. So I made this spread so that I can incorporate sweet potato into more of my meals😂😂 It’s great with veggies, in wraps, bowls, and I’ve yet to try it in toast but I’m pretty sure that it would be awesome. So go ahead and get your sweet potato on!!

Sweet Potato Spread

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • Pinch of rosemary
  • 1 clove of garlic (raw or roasted)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Chop the sweet potato into 1 centimetre cubes and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Wrap the clove of garlic in a bit of tinfoil and place it on the baking sheet as well. Toss the potatoes with 1 tbsp of olive oil and place the pan in the oven to roast for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the garlic from the skin and tinfoil once cooled. Add it into a blender with the roasted sweet potato, 1 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary, salt and pepper and blend until smooth.
  4. Use as a dip, as a spread in wraps and sandwiches, or put dollop on bowls.

Hope this spread keeps your Sweet Potato obsession alive!!❤️

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked

Easy Guacamole

Hey there! I don’t know about you but I find guacamole super addictive! I love it in bowls, wraps salads, and with veggies or crackers. This guacamole is super easy to make; it requires no blender and simple ingredients. It also tastes delicious! I used it in the Burritos I made yesterday😍😍 Enjoy!

Easy Guacamole

Serves: 4

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 a tomato, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados and mash it in a bowl, until the consistency is to your liking.
  2. Add all of the other ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Enjoy!

There you go! A super simple Sunday recipe that’s great for meal prep. Have a great week!

Your Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Basil Week: Kale and Arugula Pesto

Bad news!! MY BASIL PLANT IS DEAD! I went to check it this morning and it only had about 10 shrivelled leaves on it. All of my other herbs are growing like crazy, and I don’t think that it got enough sun. I salvaged as much as I can, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to make a full on basil pesto like I’d planned. So, I used some kale and arugula instead! The colour, texture and flavour of this pesto is still amazing though. I can’t wait to eat it on pasta, fish, veggies, and in wraps! I used sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts or almonds, because they’re cheaper and still have a really good taste. Other than that, the ingredients you’ll need are super simple; lemon, garlic, olive oil, kale, arugula, and of course, a little bit of basil. Here’s the recipe!

Kale and Arugula Pesto

Serves: 4 (this recipe makes about 1 cup of pesto)

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 3 cups kale and arugula mix, packed
  • 1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds, hulled
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the basil, kale and arugula, lemon, garlic, and sunflower seeds until combined but chunky.
  2. With the blender on low speed, stream in the olive oil. Continue to blend until you’ve reached a fairly smooth texture.
  3. Enjoy with pasta, fish, veggies, salads and wraps!

And with that, Herb month has come to an end! I’ve enjoyed coming up with new recipes for all of the different herbs that I’ve grown, and love having my own little garden! Hopefully my other plants don’t die off😬😬. Thanks for reading my posts throughout the month;) I cant wait for summer- I have some awesome ideas! See you then☺️😊

PS. I’m planning to show you guys my July Bullet Journal today as well, so keep your eyes peeled!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Cilantro Week: Chimichurri Sauce

Hi!! The post that I have to share with you guys today is a Cilantro Chimichurri, which is a kind of sauce that you can put on grilled meat and veggies. This Chimichurri is full of flavour, and only takes a few minutes to blend up. It’s best if you leave it in the fridge for a couple hours before eating it though, so that the flavours can meld together. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Chimichurri Sauce

Serves: 2

Total Time: 5 minutes (plus 2 hours chill time)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbs red pepper flakes
  • A few chives
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. Toss all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.
  2. Place in a bowl and cover with Saran Wrap. Leave the Chimichurri in the fridge for a couple hours so the flavours can develop. (Optional)
  3. Enjoy!

I’m loving herb month so far because it’s forced me to do some experimenting;) I’ll be back on Friday with my last Cilantro recipe!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

 

Cilantro Week: Mango Salsa

Hello;) Week three of herb month is here; Cilantro Week! The first recipe that I have for you guys was shown to me by my aunt, and is perfect for summer. This mango salsa works great with chips, on tacos, or as a side with any main course. It’s super fresh and colourful as well! As a side note, does anyone else have an obsession with mangoes? I think that I could eat them everyday. Put them together with some avocado, red onion, red pepper, tomatoes and cilantro……. delicious! But as with every week, first I’m going to give you some tips on growing this week’s herb.

Apparently cilantro does better in the cooler temperatures of spring and early fall, but my plant has been doing just fine sooooo…… Keep the dirt around your plants moist, and once they start to provide leaves, you can cut or pick them off. That’s pretty much it, cilantro is pretty low-maintenance. Here’s the Mango Salsa recipe!

Mango Salsa

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1/4 of a red onion, diced
  • 1/2 a red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 an avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime

Directions:

  1. Once all of the veggies are diced, toss them in a bowl with the lime juice and cilantro.
  2. Enjoy!

Enjoy this recipe and have a great week! See you later;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked