Today I have a very simple recipe for you that fits almost anywhere, for example with a piece of fish, tofu or meat. But you can also eat it alone, as a small dinner or snack: sweet potato puree. Due to the sweet taste, this puree also satisfies the sweet taste, you can then add a pinch of cinnamon.
Did you know that sweet potatoes are now also available from Austria? Unfortunately not all year round, but it pays to look for European producers to protect the environment.
Incidentally, oriental food recipes , like the carrot, the beet (beetroot) or the parsnip, belongs to the root vegetables. Boiled root vegetables are particularly good at strengthening our spleen qi, i.e. our digestive power and metabolism.
This is how sweet potatoes (also called batate) work according to the TCM
strengthen the stomach, spleen and kidneys
build up the qi and blood
help to remove pathogenic moisture, for example in the case of edema or poor blood lipid levels
strengthen kidney yin, so they are good for the brain and bones, for inner restlessness and for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes
Here you will find interesting information about yin: 5 habits that harm your yin - and what you need the yin for
Boil the sweet potatoes in water for about 30 minutes (depending on the size - it is faster with smaller ones)
peel and mash with a fork in a bowl
add a small piece of butter
Season the puree with a pinch of coriander (ground) and a pinch of cumin (ground) and salt
briefly fry a handful of sunflower seeds in a coated pan (high temperature, burns easily)
Remove the sunflower seeds from the hot plate and season with a dash of soy sauce (Tamari or Shoyu)
Are you trying it out? I'm happy if you tell me how you like it!