This time in quarantine has opened up a new realm of cooking. Kids are home all day long and the kitchen is rarely, if ever, closed. To top it off, those who have been able to score a select grocery delivery spot are opting out of heading to the store, and making the best of what arrives at their doorstep, even if limited. Others among us are choosing to be a bit creative with what we have at home, whether fresh, frozen or shelf-stable.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll share some great recipes that require only a handful of fresh ingredients. And the really great part? The ingredients in these recipes can be easily substituted with others you may have on hand.
This Week’s Quarantine Cooking Recipe: Lentils with Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes
We’ve elevated comfort food to a whole new level! This beautifully delicious dish has just 3 main ingredients. Make it our way—or yours—tonight!
Sweet potatoes support your Stomach and Spleen function, while lentils help to remove dampness, leading to better digestion and energy flow.
There are many ways to make this dish even simpler! Try using packaged steamed lentils and a dash of chili lime seasoning from Trader Joe’s. That seasoning (or something similar!) will replace the chili powder and fresh lime juice in the recipe.
Prefer your potatoes cubed? No problem! Simply peel the potatoes and cube, adding to a parchment lined cookie sheet with the entire spiced butter mixture. Make a little bit more to drizzle on the dish before serving.
Not a fan of eggs? Simply leave them out, or replace them with another roasted vegetable (try yellow peppers to further support the Stomach) or crunchy shelled sunflower seeds.
Click here to read Minimalist Cooking for tips on how to cook a delicious and healthy meal with what you have available at home.
Learn more about sweet potatoes from both a Western and an Eastern perspective: Sweet Potato: How Sweet It Is!.