I love greens. I’m practically addicted to spring cabbage and kale, but I’m not a massive fan of broccoli. I eat it because I know it’s good for me, but I’m always looking for new ways to make it more appealing. Cooking it in a pan with coconut oil is amazing. I eat tons of sweet potato too. I roast it with cumin (you’ll find that elsewhere on this site), I cut it into chunky chips with the skin on but this was something new I created after a late bootcamp when I wanted to cook it quickly. This whole dinner was absolutely delicious, honestly and , as with most of my meals, it took about 25 minutes from start to plate. Don’t give me that: “I haven’t got time to cook” nonsense. It takes less time to knock this up than it does to watch an episode of Coronation Street!
- 3/4 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- Broccoli sectioned into smallish florets
- Chicken breasts skin on or off.
- Couple of Banana or normal shallots
- Coconut oil
- Natural organic pro-biotic yoghurt
- Ground black pepper
- Sea salt
- Season the chicken breasts and place in a roasting tin with a small dollop of coconut oil. Chop the shallots into quite big chunks and add to the tin. Roast in a pre-heated oven for about 25 -30 minutes, depending on size of breasts.
- Place the sweet potato in water and bring to the boil, then turn down and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes or until it’s soft enough to mash.
- Heat about a tablespoon and a half of coconut oil in a saucepan, add the broccoli, a pinch of both salt and generous pinch of black pepper. Shake to coat the veg in the oil and let it start to brown. After a couple of minutes of tossing it in the pan, turn the heat right down and put a lid on. Leave it to steam, shaking the pan every now and then. Don’t worry if the heads of the broccoli get a little brown. It adds to the taste.
- Once the sweet potato is soft. Drain the water and put them back into the hot pan to get rid of any excess moisture. Then add a dollop of coconut oil and a tablespoon of yoghurt and mash with a fork or one of those mashing tool things.
- Serve up and make “mmmmm… “noises while eating. Seriously delicious and comforting and healthy. This is the sort of dinner you don’t want to get to the end off, ever!