Sweet Potato Mash

Sweet Potato Mash | Add A Little

My love for sweet potato is so real. They’re probably up there as one of my favourite ingredients ever. I really don’t think you can ever get bored of a humble potato as the possibilities are endless!

For a while I was obsessed with sweet potatoes wedges (ngl, I still am) and then I moved onto super smooth spiced sweet potato soup and I’ve only just tried sweet potato mash and it’s a total game changer.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a big bowl of comforting mash but why not give sweet potatoes a go? They are naturally sweet (and go super well with smoky paprika!) and packed full of Vitamin A, C, B6 among others.
This is super easy to make and makes the perfect side to any dish, I’m sure it would be wonderful atop a lentil shepherds pie!

Sweet Potato Mash | Add A Little

Sweet Potato Mash vegan, dairy free, gluten free
Serves 2

This mash is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. This dish takes only 20 minutes and is a great alternative to your average mashed potato. Feel free to change up the flavours by adding cinnamon to enhance the natural sweetness or adding chives to add a mild oniony flavour.

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cover the chopped potatoes 3/4 of the way up with water and boil for 15-20 minutes.

Once the potatoes are cooked, drain, but reserve some of the cooking liquid.

Mash the potatoes with a fork (or in a food processor for a whipped texture) and add the oil, paprika, salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.

 

Review: 26 Grains

Review: 26 Grains | Add A LittleI love porridge. Like seriously adore it. It’s pretty much a hug in a bowl and with so many different toppings to choose, the combinations are endless!

I heard about 26 Grains when it first opened and was intrigued by the concept of a café solely dedicated to porridge: it sounded amazing.
They are nestled in the wonderful Neal’s Yard and offer a selection of sweet and savoury porridges (as well as a few other dishes). The menu is the perfect size, offering plethora of choices.

We started off with the matcha almond milk lattes which were  so delicious. I’ve recently been getting into matcha lattes since I’m not the biggest fan of coffee and they are delicious, especially when made with almond milk that gives them a natural sweetness to offset the ‘green’ taste of the matcha!

Then we were onto the good stuff!

Review: 26 Grains | Add A Little

We settled for a savoury porridge bowl with kale, avocado, egg and sriracha. I had a bit of the creamy oats that were perfectly seasoned. Although the bowl itself may not seem too filling, looks can be deceiving! It was the perfect comforting bowl and savoury porridge is something that I’ve loved for a while. For those you haven’t tried it, it’s like a Japanese rice porridge or congee.

Review: 26 Grains | Add A Little

My dish filled with rainbows and textures. Amazing is an understatement. It was like an explosion in your mouth, in the best possible way.
The bowl was filled with quinoa, turmeric roasted cauliflower, samphire, pickles and the best beetroot hummus ever. I’m drooling just thinking about it now! I mean, the bowl really says it all.
I would highly recommend this bowl, I would travel there again just to get my hands on it.

I can’t believe I hadn’t gone to 26 grains earlier because although the concept sounds simple, it’s far from it! I can’t wait to go back and try the waffles and the buckwheat wrap *heart eye emoji*
Here’s the full menu for those of you that are interested!

Review: 26 Grains | Add A Little

26 Grains
Website: www.26grains.com
Address: 2 Neal’s Yard, London WC2H 9DP
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8am-6pm, Friday: 8am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-4pm

Vegan & Gluten Free Crepes

 Just in time for Pancake Day, I’ve got a quick recipe for you today.

I’ve recently had a re-obsession with gram flour and been making these crepes everyday!

I’m not even sure I can call them crepes as they are just so simple and easy to make. All you need is 2 simple ingredients and you’re done!

Vegan & Gluten Free Crepes vegan, gluten free, dairy free
Serves 2

These crepes are so simple and easy and require minimal ingredients. You can buy gram flour (also called chickpea flour or besan) in many places nowadays, but if it’s not at your local store, maybe go to an ethnic store which will sell it cheaply. I prefer these crepes with savoury fillings as I feel the nutty flavour of the chickpeas comes through.

4 tablespoons gram flour
12 tablespoons of water
Extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil for cooking

Mix the ingredients together until a smooth consistency forms.

You may need to add more water accordingly as you want it to have the consistency of single cream.

Heat a pan with oil until piping hot and lacel the batter in and spread it out until thin.

Cook for a minute or two until crisp on each side.

Enjoy!