Sweet Potato Salsa

Sweet Potato Salsa

I created this recipe for a recent girls weekend. I wanted a recipe that was new and different, great for dipping and snacking and healthy (of course!) I was initially considering a guacamole type salsa dish but I wanted to incorporate a grain-free carbohydrate. I decided to add sweet potato which is also packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients (helpful on a weekend away!) I tend to indulge in more sweets, alcohol and late nights on these ladies weekends, and although it's worth it for the beautiful laughs and stories shared with my special pals, it’s also important for me to be mindful about how to balance out the healthy and not-so-healthy foods. This sweet potato salsa helps reduce inflammation and stress on the body. It was a great snack once we arrived at the cottage, and next time I’ll double the recipe because we ate it up in no time! 

Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin C, magnesium, antioxidants. I choose them instead of a regular starch potato because the flavour is superior (in my opinion) and they are far more nutrient dense. 

This recipe can be enjoyed with tortilla chips, vegetable sticks or as an addition to a bed of greens for a scrumptious salad. 

Dig in and enjoy!

Sweet Potato Salsa

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato peeled,  cut into small cubes and cooked
  • 1 small red onion (1/4 cup) chopped into very  small pieces
  • 1 large tomato diced into cubes, remove the seeds
  • 1 ripe avocado diced into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped fine (optional to use parsley) 
  • 1-2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice 
  • pinch of  himalayan salt
  • pinch of black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss the chopped sweet potato and 1 tablespoon olive oil on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft. Toss once between cooking.  
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and add the sweet potato once it's cooked and cooled. Toss and let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving. 


The Power of Judgement

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Judgement. It’s such a powerful feeling that can hold you back from so many wonderful things that you could be accomplishing. Judgement can be felt from your family, friends, strangers and yourself in many ways.

I recently had a dream where I was feeling uncomfortably judged by a friend who has a lot of opinions. The dream felt very real and I woke up feeling angry and frustrated at myself for allowing this judgement on my life to affect me. Mind you, this wasn’t a real life encounter, it was a dream. When I thought about the dream, I realized I was manifesting this reaction due to past situations where I felt judged by this person. I also came to realize that it’s up to me to feel confident about my life, my decisions and my journey.

Being a blogger/influencer, I often have moments where I second guess posting a picture or information with my viewers due to the fear of judgement from people. It’s incredible however, how the posts that I'm most hesitant to share seems to have the most impact on others. Often these posts are the ones that have connected me with more people who, rather than judged me, found common ground and support in what I had to say.

Now I could ramble on and on about examples in my life but moral of the story is that judgement can hold a power so strong that it can stop you from reaching for the stars, living your most authentic life and developing your most personal growth. Always go for your dreams, your desires, your passions. Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening and try to live every moment without the trappings of judgement. Live YOUR life, for YOU. Now go get it. 

Love, Michelle