“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”  Thor Heyerdahl

I cleaned out a closet last night and cooked up a chunked sweet potato this morning, which has me feeling like an expert on the simple life.  I also weighed myself this morning after eating simple meals for about a week and I’m down three pounds.  The simple meals are a result of my kitchen re-do and the lack of running water, a sink, and usable cabinets, which I find occasion to whine about at least once a day.

I think I should color code my whines so people can simply skip over those sections of my entries, knowing that it’s the same old complaining.  I could do it in red.  Or maybe I could do it in blue.  (Just checking if you’re paying attention.)  Or maybe I could simply stop complaining.  Nah.  What fun would that be!

At any rate, for a quick and easy dash of color and sweetness for any dish, simply cube a sweet potato and simmer it for about 10 minutes.  Actually, I boil the heck out of it but simmer sounds more refined.  After it’s simmered you simply drain, cool, and store in the fridge.  It’s ready to add.  Easy and delicious.

swt pot

Also made up a batch of black bean and tofu hash (see May 11) and my roasted veggies are in good supply.  I’m ready for next week!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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