I would rather be making a video but…… (recipe, I promise)

my dang camera is out of juice and charging as we speak.  I’m almost out of time and energy so I’m just going to post the recipe instead.  My inspiration to film came from somebody who reminded me today how much I LOVE making videos, so I’m extra bummed that it didn’t work out, but oh well.
The true inspiration is really in the recipe.  Recently a friend of mine made a tasty sweet potato and broccoli salad.  While we chatted and sipped wine I sort of watched her put it together so I did my best to recreate the delectable dish.  Best enjoyed with chicken or fish and good company.  I love when sweet potatoes can replace grains on my plate.  Not just because they are full of vitamin A and fiber, but because they are so preeetttyyyy…

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Salad

1 large sweet potato, cut into pieces 1/4″ thick and about 1″ in diameter
1 large bunch of broccoli, cut off all the crowns and then cut them into fork-size pieces
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp EVOO
sea salt, to taste
a mix of spices: I use 1 TBSP of Organic all purpose veggie spices from Costco, but you can pick what you like

Steam the sweet potato in a large pot.  It will take about 20 minutes on a medium stovetop setting and you need to stir about every 4 minutes to evenly cook.  Set aside in a large bowl.  Meanwhile mix the EVOO, lemon, salt and spices to use as a marinade.  While the sweet potato cools, steam the broccoli for about 5 minutes.  Cool for 2-3 minutes.  Add to the bowl.  Pour the EVOO mix into the bowl and evenly coat all the veggies.  Let it set for about an hour and then serve!

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