One thing that I love to do with food is find ways to switch it up and keep it new and interesting, like before the spiralizer I never would have thought that one day I would be eating my zucchini in the shape of a noodle. But sometimes we don’t want to “noodle” our vegetables for dinner, sometimes we want to make our Monday or Tuesday night go to’s that we do every week because that’s easy and effortless.
Like Sunday roast leave it to beaver style, no surprises there, dinner consisted of roast beast with some sort of white potato, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, peas and carrots. And then guess what… next Sunday would roll around and they would do it all over again.
We had a few Sunday roast type meals that made the dinner rotation weekly, like breaded pork tenderloin which I called favourite meaty’s. Not sure why but I guess pounded pork that had been breaded and then pan fried was a winner in my books.
Peanut chicken was another go to at dinner time, I think this was when President’s Choice sauces were all the rage and Mary (my mom) was having a love affair with Dave Nichols and his “memories of” line.
And of course meatloaf was an all time classic, and who doesn’t enjoy a little meatloaf now and again…
But today let’s kick it up a notch and get out of old routines.
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Broccoli & Goat Butter
2 sweet potatoes
1 head of broccoli
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
knob of Goat Butter (Jamie Oliver styles)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425
Wash your sweet tatters then stab them with a fork or knife, this step keeps them from exploding in your oven.
Next rub them with a little coconut oil and then onto a pan lined with parchment paper and into the oven for about an hour. This step could take longer depending on the size of your sweet potato. So maybe avoid the sweet potatoes that are abnormally large, plus those big ones… little bit freaky no?
When your sweets are just about good to go (do the fork test, soft in the middle) in a large pan with just a little bit of water toss in your broccoli bring that up to a boil reduce the heat cover and wait. The broccolli will only take about 5 minutes to steam.
Now take your potatoes out of the oven, slice them open and scoop out all that orange goodness and toss it into the pan with your steamed broccoli (make sure you drain all the water out first) then with a fork or potato masher, mash it up.
Now that you have your filling all ready to go scoop it back into the potato skin and back into the oven for about 10-15 minutes.
Once your timer goes again they are good to go and ready to enjoy. Plate em up and top with a little goat butter, salt and pepper and be prepared for your mind to be BLOWN!!!