Turmeric Sweet Potatoes with Poached Eggs and Lemon Dressing

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“Oh my my, oh hell yeah, honey put on your party dress, buy me a drink, sing me a song, take me as I come cuz I can’t stay long!”

– And you won’t want to if this is what’s for dinner! Get home NOW, because THIS IS BEYOND DELICIOUS!

This little ditty was scored over at Pinch of Yum under #healingbowls. It came up in my newsfeeds on FB and I had to try it. I must say that Lindsay over there came up with a taste sensation with this one! Mine had zero salt and pepper in it. Why? Because it’s so full of flavor, you don’t need it.

O.k. onto healing. The good news… my Hashimoto’s antibodies are down to 52! I’m healing! When diagnosed in March of ’15, they were 77, so I’m going in the right direction and aiming for under 30, which means remission. Everything we put in our mouths adds to our health or takes health away. And everything in this bowl is on the list of healing foods and spices. Go on… try it. And while you’re eating, savor it and think of all the good you’re doing for your body. Our minds are powerful and believe what we tell it! I tell my mind good things! šŸ™‚

What you will need for the entire recipe: 

2- large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks

1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. olive oil

2 teaspoons- turmeric

3 – cloves garlic

2 cups vegetable broth (4 cups if you cook your quinoa in it too.)

5 ounces- spinach ( a small container-full)

4- Eggs (1 for each bowl, fried or poached. (Of course, I like to be difficult and take mine poached. šŸ™‚

Large handful pistachios, (whirled in a food processor)

1 – cup dry quinoa (cooked according to package directions), I cooked my quinoa in vegetable broth not water so my recipe took 4 cups of vegetable broth. 2 cups if you use water…)


Directions in steps:

For the mashed sweet potatoes:

2- large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks

1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. olive oil

2 teaspoons- turmeric

3 – cloves garlic

2 cups vegetable broth

Do this: Cut sweet potatoes into chunks. Add to a skillet with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and start to fry

Add your 2 cups of vegetable broth and your 2 tsp. turmeric.

Simmer until broth is absorbed.

Meanwhile (because you’re a multi-tasker):

Make quinoa according to package directions while potatoes simmer.

When it’s done, fluff with a fork and keep on stove in pot.

Cut up spinach, dress with some of the dressing and toss. Just enough to soften it. Set aside. I used my food processor and only pulsed it a bit.

Whirl your pistachios in a food processor

Remove potatoes from pan to a bowl and mash by hand or with a mixer. Set aside.

For the lemon dressing:

1/4 cup – lemon juice

1/3 cup –  olive oil

2 tsp- raw honey

1- clove garlic, minced

parsley (fresh or dried is fine, I did a few shakes of dried.)

1/4 tsp. salt – (to taste) – I left this out and it was fine

Mix some of the dressing into whipped potatoes and stir in. Oh hell yeah! Delicious!

When everything is done, make your eggs however you like; fried or poached.

Now assemble your healing bowl:

Take a scoop of  dressed spinach, a scoop of quinoa, a scoop of sweet potatoes and add that to the bottom of the bowel, top it with a poached egg and sprinkle with pistachios. Top each bowl with a little drizzle of the lemon dressing and enjoy!

It sounds like a lot, but it comes together easily. This serves four regularly hungry people or two very hungry people. My husband and I ate almost all this with only a tiny bit of sweet potato mash left over. Oink, oink!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Make an assembling station when food is done, like this! Make an assembling station when food is done, like this! The quinoa is still in the pot on the stove.



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