I love living in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Where else can you buy already steamed sweet potato, have your green grocer julienne your vegetables and cut up your fruit, free of charge.
I love eating Paleo, but let’s face it – it can be hard work.
I often feel defeated after hours in the kitchen, preparing and creating healthy meals, only to see the the troops come to the tablewhen it is ready and gobble it up in less than 15 minutes. All my sweat and tears, dissipating into their cute little energetic bodies. There are rarely leftovers. 🙁
I am definitely grateful that I am blessed with little ones, that will eat almost anything. Any colour or texture, they will usually give it a whirl. I often have them help me when I am in a patient space of mind. Which is not always, as most mothers know, that time between 16:00 and 20:00 most afternoons/evenings is a little on the wacky side and must somehow incorporate meal preparation. It’s tough.
When I have some time up my sleeve, I prepare my meals during the day, if it is something I can heat up or bake later. However, my neurotic side cannot always compensate re-heated food for freshly made food, so I suffer most evenings – juggling negotiations over computer usage and setting up painting and play dough stations, sporadically pretend-eating purple and green play dough goulash, all whilst cooking my Paleo creations. Sigh..
My most recent triumph, both in the kitchen and with my four year old was sweet potato and pumpkin gnocchis.
I have a Thermomix and they are truly awesome. A group of family and friends bought it for us as a wedding present more than a year ago and I love, love, love it. SO if you also have one you can follow this recipe or otherwise you can use your own food processors.
- 500g cooked sweet potato
- 100g cooked pumpkin
- 1 egg white
- salt and pepper
- 1 heaped teaspoon rosemary
- 2.5 cups arrowroot flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 coconut flour