Fall is here and there is no better time to highlight the wonder vegetable that is sweet potato.
In my previous post I talked about great foods to eat during the second half of your cycle and the mighty sweet potato was mentioned there.
I love this recipe because it combines the sweet grounding properties of sweet potato with the amazing benefits of sesame seeds in the form of Tahini. Sesame seeds are naturally anti-inflammatory and rich in iron, which your body needs once you enter the beginning of your period. It's also super easy and you can trick yourself into thinking you're having something naughty when in actual fact you are eating nothing but good. The sweet potato replaces the traditional chick peas which can create inflammation and therefore increase your pain during your period.
Spread on whole grain toast or eat dolloped over roasted vegetables like Broccoli and Cauliflower. Deelish!
Total Prep Time: 40 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Wash, peel and cube sweet potato and peppers. Season with paprika, chili powder, a little olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Roast until soft, about 30 minutes.
2. Allow vegetables to cool for 10 minutes. Once cooled, add to a food processor or strong blender with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and additional seasonings to taste.
3. Puree until smooth. Tip: Add small amounts of water to thin out hummus, if necessary.
Keeps for about 4-5 days in the fridge.