Grilled asparagus w silky´n spicy sweet potato purée

Posted by: on Jul 10, 2013 | 11 Comments

Grilled asparagus w silky´n spicy sweet potato pureé & tangy miso sauce @Earthsprout.comGrilled asparagus w silky´n spicy sweet potato pureé & tangy miso sauce @Earthsprout.com

My summer holiday is on which means I won’t be posting full articles with the ”Fun & Fabulous Facts – section” these weeks. Short´n sweet (potato) is the model for now.

I wake up hearing both the waves of the ocean and cars passing by. We just got back home to the south of Sweden, Fabian has left for work and I soak up the beginning of this new day as I watch my belly move. Far gone are the little nudges, now minisprout is making sure we know that new times are fast approaching. So I take it slow, very aware that my time to rest is now.

”Having fun ought to be taking seriously” I read somewhere.. I apply that to my now and add ”..and resting is damn creative”. Last year I didn’t give myself any work breaks so my intention is to have one full month (whaaaa) of free space in my calendar this summer. Outrageous, I know. I love the challenge (because it is a huge challenge) to step down from super productive-mode and allow myself to hang out and ”work” in the garden for hours and hours. Or simply head out to my family, climb trees and pick and stuff our faces with pink cheeked cherries.

Also, I take this time to try and wrap my mind and open heart around what really took place at our wedding. I was not prepared for the raw and radical ecstasy of that day. So delicate and trembling yet powerful and life changing at the same time.

Grilled asparagus w silky´n spicy sweet potato pureé & tangy miso sauce @Earthsprout.comGrilled asparagus w silky´n spicy sweet potato pureé & tangy miso sauce @Earthsprout.com

Grilled asparagus w silky´n spicy sweet potato purée

One of my favorite thing of now having neighbors so close by (never happened before) is the smell of grilled food during these summer nights spent outside. It fills me with a relaxed and indulging feeling and of course inspired me to grill up the quite possibly last bundles of local asparagus. Blooming thyme and fresh chili got to dance with baked sweet potato and when drizzled with tangy miso dressing, this plate reached my kind of perfection. Serve with a huge green salad and fluffy amaranth/millet/quinoa and you’re all set!

Serves 4

Silky´n spicy sweet potato purée
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
1 fresh garlic, not the greens
1/2 fresh chili
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
a small handful of fresh thyme

1. Preheat the oven to 370°F/190°C
2. Cut each peeled sweet potato in 4, Peel off the outer layer on the fresh garlic and slice in two. Add both garlic and sweet potato pieces onto a baking tin and bake for 20 minutes or until soft and tender.
3. Add all ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Grilled asparagus
2 bundles (400g) fresh asparagus
1 tbsp virgin olive oil

1. Grill the asparagus for no more than 5 minutes just before serving. They should still be a bit firm and crunchy. Give them a drizzle of olive oil (after you’ve grilled them).

Tangy miso dressing
3 tsp dark miso paste
1 tsp raw honey
1 lemon, the juice
1 tsp arrowroot powder

1. Wisk all ingredients together in a small saucepan (no heat) until there are no lumps.2. Stir the dressing over low heat (we do not want to kill the good stuff in the miso) until slightly thickened which takes about 30 seconds.
3. Let sit in the fridge until it’s time to serve.

Arrange
Add the freshly grilled asparagus to a serving plate, spoon up the sweet potato purée, drizzle with some of the dressing and throw over a few thyme flowers and Celtic sea salt flakes. Serve with a large green salad and some quinoa/amaranth/millet.

Grilled asparagus w silky´n spicy sweet potato pureé & tangy miso sauce @Earthsprout.comSilly love

How do you take fun seriously? Let it flow smarty loves, I need some inspiration - add your brilliance in the comments below!

With tons of silly kisses and dirty hands from the garden

°°Elenore + Minisprout°°

 

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11 Comments

  1. Sarah B
    10 juli, 2013

    Ooooooh! So yummy! That puree looks gorgeous! And so do you and Fabian <3

    xoxo

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  2. Kaycee S.
    11 juli, 2013

    mm the sweet potatoe puree sounds so lovely. I can’t wait to try it.
    speaking of taking fun seriously, my husband and I have a food fight at LEAST once a month. it’s the most fun, and we cant wait for our 10 month old daughter to join in.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      14 juli, 2013

      Whaaat?! Seriously? We have GOT to start with that tradition:)

      Reply
  3. Rebecca Jane
    11 juli, 2013

    I can’t agree more- the smell of grilling food brings comfort and bliss to my senses. I like to take the time each day to pull silly faces in the mirror- a reminder to not take life (or me) too seriously. Also, a good session of candle lit dancing with friends- the crazier the moves the better!
    Enjoy your time of peace and laughter- what better vibes to instill in mini sprout

    xxx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      14 juli, 2013

      Rebecca! Awesome idea! Silly faces for me tomorrow!

      Hugs!

      Reply
  4. Chelsea
    11 juli, 2013

    Yum! I have always been a firm believer in the importance of doing nothing. Being comfortable resting and having fun rather than always doing is an under-appreciated skill! I love that- ”resting is damn creative.” I’m gonna have to use that!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      14 juli, 2013

      M-mm yes, so true. Plus resting and having fun let’s us tap into our power and once we dig into productive mode our results will be groundbreaking.

      Have a blissed week!

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  5. Thess@greenattraction.net
    11 juli, 2013

    Ah, what a romantic picture of you and your hubby :) I am sure you will enjoy the free-time after some time of adjusting to the peace and quite :) The recipe looks super tasty :)

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  6. Nat @ the Apple Diaries
    18 juli, 2013

    Love it! I’m such an asparagus fan and I’ve been loving sweet potato mash lately! The tangy miso dressing is definitely a nice twist.

    Hope everything is going sensationally with the pregnancy Elenore :)

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  7. Ivelina
    18 juli, 2013

    ”Having fun ought to be taking seriously”, ”and resting is damn creative”… and I would continue these with the ”importance of being idle” at times ;)
    Very simple and light meal, very much in tune with summer.
    You two are look lovely in the last picture! I hope you’re having a great summer!

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