Yam Yum and Jicamashed Potatoes

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I varied the Yam Yum recipe from Raw Sacramento’s web page to suit the Thermomix. But my taste test revealed a very pleasant mix and I plated and ate it all very happily for my lunch.

Yam Yum Recipe Ingredients:
200g red sweet potato, peeled
1 small clove garlic, peeled
1 shallot, peeled
1/2 small onion, peeled
A few sprigs of mint and parsley
1 tbsp Tahini
1 tbsp lemon juice
Dash of Shoyu sauce
Optional: 1 tbsp sultanas
Lettuce leaves to put on the plate under the Yam Yum.
Basil for garnish

Process garlic on speed 6 for 5 seconds
Add the sweet potato, shallots and onions and process on speed 8 for up to 30 seconds
Add the remaining ingredients and mix on speed 4 for a few seconds
Place mounds of Yam Yum onto a bed of lettuce
Sprinkle cut basil leaves as a garnish
I subsequently threw a few sultanas on top and they merged in very nicely with the overall taste sensation. I must remember to include them in the future.
Raw Sacramento says this makes a nice appetizer or side dish. Well for me, this made a very nice lunch.
And then for dinner I decided to try a second recipe – Jicamashed Potatoes - again from Raw Sacramento’s site. I had some more sweet potatoes that I wanted to use up before I pick up my next Food Connect box tomorrow. Naturally I varied the recipe to suit by adding in half a carrot sitting in my fridge and included some ingredients from Rawlicious’s Carrot Ginger Soup recipe.

Jicamashed Potatoes Recipe Ingredients:
Garlic clove
3cm ginger
2 cups sweet potatoes
Half a carrot
Avocado chopped
Green apple peeled and cut into chunks
½ tsp salt
Pinch allspice

Process garlic and ginger on speed 6 for 5 seconds
Add sweet potato and carrot and process at speed 8 for 15 seconds.
Add chopped avocado, green apple chunks, salt and allspice and process on speed 4 for a few seconds.
I then did an amazingly un-raw thing by placing some homemade baked beans on top and proceeded to demolish it. My apologies for forgetting to keep a photo of this one! However you haven’t really missed much as the Jicamashed Potatoes looked pretty much the same as my lunch did – minus the lettuce bed and basil garnish…

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