After a week of juicing, I was ready to return today to my usual plant based way of eating. I had my customary morning fare that included celery juice and a breakfast smoothie. As lunch time approached, I prepared to break my liquid fast.
I was going to eat a fruit salad. However my on hand supply of fruit was low. Taking stock of what I had available, I chose to try a simple recipe from Anthony William’s book, Life Changing Foods, that featured sweet potatoes.
I was eating lunch alone so I adapted the recipe by cutting the ingredients down. I used one sweet potato, 1/4 onion and 1/4 of a red cabbage. I made the sauce as directed.
With the smaller amounts, I simply stir fried the cabbage along with the onion and garlic, rather than braising. The red cabbage made a gorgeous stir fry!
When the sweet potato was done, I prepared the sauce while keeping the stir fry warm on the stove. I was out of lemons so I substituted a lime. The sauce was wonderful…sweet without using honey, and a bit tangy from the citrus and ginger. I garnished my meal with fresh parsley.
The sweet potato is a powerful food. It promotes productive bacteria in the stomach and gut while starving out unproductive bacteria and fungus. Sweet potatoes enhance the body’s production of B12. Rich in vitamins and minerals, this superfood helps alleviate narrowing of the intestinal tract due to chronic inflammation. In addition, sweet potatoes help protect against a multitude of cancers.
This colorful meal felt celebratory, and indeed it was, making it an excellent first meal after a week of drinking my nutrition. It was so delicious. I ate slowly, savoring each bite, and enjoying the combination of flavors.
I will be making this recipe again. Welcome back to eating, Me!
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