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The Perfect Lunch

This had become one of my go-to lunches (and occasionally dinner.) It is easy to make and very versatile. It is also, no matter what one does to it, delicious. The fact that it takes about five minutes to cook is a definite bonus as well.

My favorite way to eat it is with lashings of tahini and a squirt of fresh lemon juice, but today I tried tahini with date syrup (Silan) and that was delicious as well -- and maple syrup could be substituted for the date one. I have also eaten this stuffed with wilted garlicky greens, with a dollop of Greek yogurt topped with crushed walnuts, and plain, with a dash of hot sauce. I am sure that you will have your own ideas for what to do with this!

1 sweet potato

Toppings of your choice

Wash the sweet potato well and place it, still wet in the microwave.

Microwave on high for three minutes and thirty seconds then flip the sweet potato and microwave for an additional two minutes and a half. Large sweet potatoes' may take an additional minute or two to become meltingly tender,

Remove from the microwave and place on a dinner plate. Using an oven mitt, split the sweet potato down the middle being careful not to burn yourself on the steam.

Add the toppings that you have selected. If making the recipe as illustrated above, drizzle one tablespoon of tahini over the top of the sweet potato, followed by one teaspoon and a half of date or maple syrup.


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