Hivos, in partnership with EatOut and several Kenyan participating restaurants, will be celebrating World Food Day. It’s all about enjoying indigenous food like sweet potatoes. Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? Before you say you don’t, you should check out the interesting ways you can snack on these delicious products of nature.
We grill meat, we grill mushrooms, so why not grill sweet potatoes? There’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t and you can enjoy these grilled snacks at a barbeque or as a late-night snack. You don’t even have to peel them, just cut them in halves or sizeable rounds and then grill them until they’re lightly browned. Don’t stop there; drizzle a bit of lime to add that zesty taste to them. Enjoy!
Love salads? We’re about to make you love them even more because we’re encouraging you to add a sweet ingredient to your usual salad. Kick routine to the curb when it comes to salads and add sweet potatoes to the mix. You’d have to prepare like most of us Kenyans do; clean them and boil or steam them for about 30 mins to an hour depending on the number until they’re soft, peel them and let them cool. Dice them, mix them in your salad and voila!
Want to love your sweet potatoes even more? All you have to do is cut them into slices, brush with olive oil and then place them in the oven at 350 degrees and let them bake for about 20 minutes or until they’re crispy and browned. If you’ve been looking for a healthy alternative to snacks, this is the option to go for. You can enjoy this in the morning as well as part of breakfast.
With sweet potatoes, there’s no limit to how you can have them, you just need to experiment a little and you’ll be surprised by the flavours you get. What other indigenous food do you enjoy?