A good farmer friend to the north of us sent me this video. Yep, farmer friend to the north. I would have a farmer wanna be friend from Canada. Our dreams were laid down on many a table whilst biking through Vermont years ago and I am happy to report that he and his beautiful Catherine and we people are realizing our dreams together. I cant wait to travel to the northern land above us to see their farm soon.
He is a gentle soul so it does not surprise me that he sent me this video and when I watched it, it made me yearn for a gentler world. It made me smile just as he thought it would. And I am forever grateful that my animals teach me daily something new about relationships. Enjoy. And thank you, Farmer Doug, for thinking of me as usual.
Please click on link below for video.
The SWEET POTATO.
I don’t think I saw sweet potatoes on our dinner table growing up. It was thrown in sometimes on Thanksgiving by someone. But, if my memory serves me correctly, I don’t think my mother has ever bought a sweet potato. Has yours? But in her defense, I don’t think I have ever bought rhubarb. Nor has she really. Whate’er.
We have tons of hamburger and I have been trying to think of good recipes. I have hit upon a scrumptuous dish that involves sweet potatoes. It was such a hit that I scrambled for more sweet potato dishes and hit on another winner. Sweet potatoes are so great and sweet. And so nutritious. We need them in our lives more often.
This first recipe is so sweet and yummy. The hamburger tasted like sloppy joe mixture. It calls for many middle eastern spices. I am convinced that a sloppy joe could be made with the following spices and the typical junk left out. i.e. ketchup, brown sugar, etc. I’ll let you know how that turns out.
Pops and I were blown away by the flavors of these two recipes. I hope you are too.
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- 1 pound ground beef (or venison, buffalo, etc) (I get from US Wellness meats)
- 1 (15 ounce) can or jar of diced tomatoes (organic, no BPA), drained or 2 medium fresh tomatoes
- ¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)
- 1 tablespoon curry powder or more to taste
- 3-4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small pieces
- 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans
- 1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and garlic powder (or more to taste)
- Melt butter in a large skillet and add diced onion. Cook three minutes or until starting to become translucent.
- Add ground meat and cook until well browned. While cooking, add curry powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and garlic salt.
- Once meat is browned, add the diced tomatoes (drain off liquid first!), peeled and diced sweet potatoes, green beans and any additional spices if needed.
- Cover pan and simmer 20+ minutes or until sweet potatoes have softened. Check after ten minutes and add a couple tablespoons of water or chicken broth if needed.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Thanks to http://www.wellnessmama.com for that recipe. Really great flavors.
SWEET POTATO AND CABBAGE BAKE
12 oz. bacon. Everything is good when bacon is involved.
1 large onion
1 head of cabbage
2 large sweet potatoes.
salt and pepper
2 cups of homemade chicken broth. or store bought. I do think homemade sent this recipe from yummy to exceptional.
Sautee bacon and onions. Chop cabbage and cut potatoes into small pieces. Put all ingredients into 9 x 12 baking dish and bake til done. about an hour. Maybe more.
I hope you do enjoy the recipes. They are real food. No sugar, but extremely sweet and satisfying.
Have a good rest of your week.