Wednesday, January 2, 2013

sweet potato nothings

on the nights when i don't feel like spending much time in the kitchen (or my boyfriend is out of town and i just want to get back to that grey's anatomy mini-marathon asap), this is my go-to meal. easy to dress up with the stuff i already have in my fridge, or with a quick sautee, this low-effort dish is an absolute staple in my life.

this method is basically fool-proof AND IT'S DELICIOUS. also, who doesn't love sweet potatoes?

baked sweet potato for 1

1 sweet potato
coconut oil for rubbing
toppings! such as:
     - earth balance
     - hummus
     - refried black beans - i always keep trader joe's canned refried black beans on hand because they are the BEST.
     - sauteed kale + garlic (or any other greens/veggies)

wash off the sweet potato and stab some holes in it, all over. wrap that damp sweet potato loosely in a paper towel and microwave on high for 5 minutes, flipping it over halfway through. meanwhile, preheat the oven (or toaster oven!) to 450F. once it's done nuking, take a spoonful of coconut oil and rub it all over the skin. sprinkle with a bit of salt, place it in the oven (i put it on a piece of tin foil to minimize dishes) and bake for 20 minutes, or until the outside is nice and crispy. once it's done baking, slice it open and top it off with your add-ons! 

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