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Purely Primal has been on vacation for the last couple of weeks (did you notice the difference in background on some of the posts?).

We were lucky enough to experience some unseasonably warm temperatures on our trip which we accepted with open arms as we were getting quite water logged in the PNW.  We took advantage of the sun with lots of walking, some hiking, and of course swimming.

However, with all of this fun, the cooking does not stop.  Eating out a lot is not our favorite as I’m sure you have guessed; we like our own cooking just fine, thank you.  Although we stayed in a place with a kitchen, we lacked our coveted spice rack, among other things.  As you can deduce, we have to improvise more and be quick on our feet, ie sticking more to the basics.  There are not many sides easier  to put together in a pinch than this one.  It is  easy, yet delicious… your basic mashed potatoes.

Gather Up:

  • Sweet potatoes or yams (a good rule of thumb is one per person, depending on size)
  • 1/4 stick butter (room temperature) or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cream or coconut milk

Slice the potatoes (hey check it out, there was a white one in the bunch!).  Chop into smaller pieces and boil until soft.  Drain until there is about 1/4 cup of potato water in the pan.

Toss in butter and cream, mash with a masher or use an electric mixer.  I had no mixer here so my arm got a good workout with the masher.   Serve up with pretty much any hunk of protein you want!


Sweet Mashed Potatoes
 
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Recipe type: Side Dishes
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Sweet potatoes or yams (a good rule of thumb is one per person, depending on size)
  • ¼ stick butter (room temperature) or coconut oil
  • ¼ cup cream or coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Slice the potatoes Chop into smaller pieces and boil until soft. Drain until there is about ¼ cup of potato water in the pan.
  2. Toss in butter/oil and cream/coconut milk, mash with a masher or use an electric mixer.