When it comes to trends (and cool things, in general), I’m rarely on time. I think sweet potato toast reached its peak coolness this summer, so it’s fitting I just popped my first batch out of the toaster in mid-October. We’ll get to that in a second. Let’s relish in my uncoolness a bit longer.
I was the last to read the first Harry Potter book and never got around to reading the others. I did, however, watch all of the movies while icing my knees after marathon training runs. I’m still not really clear on how things end. Like, did Harry turn into a baby snake under a bench at a train station? I realize this entire paragraph will horrify many of you. I just can’t get with imaginary stuff.
Sun In: No. The Titanic: Never saw it. Snapchat: Still mostly a mystery to me. Crop tops: I think everyone’s okay with me skipping that phase (a sales girl at Nordstrom did recommend I try one on a few months ago… I blessed her with all the power my postpartum body could muster).
In some cases (see Sun In and Titanic), I wear my uncoolness like a badge of (midriff covering) honor. But in other cases, I’m disappointed I didn’t catch on sooner. Such is the case with the aforementioned sweet potato toast. It’s really delicious. And easy. And gluten free. And all you need is a sweet potato. And a toaster. Ok, and a knife.
SWEET POTATO TOAST WITH A KICK
- 1 medium sweet potato
- A toaster (I guess that’s less ingredient and more equipment, but whatev)
- 1/2 ripe avocado, mashed
- Shredded cheese
- Black beans
- Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
- Pico de gallo
- Hot sauce
- Wash sweet potato and slice lengthwise evenly (each slice should be approximately 1/4 inch wide)
- Arrange sweet potato slices in your toaster so that they don’t overlap; toast on the highest setting until slightly browned (this took about 10 minutes for me)
- Add toppings as you wish + enjoy
I finished my sweet potato toasts off with a bit of Poor Devil Pepper Co.’s Cajun Widow lacto fermented hot sauce, recently sent to me by my friends at Small Batch Daily. This stuff is the real deal (read: hot) and added the perfect cajun kick. It’s also organic, raw, probiotic and decidedly cool. For once, I feel sort of ahead of the curve. Maybe?
If you’re looking for similarly cool food items, I definitely recommend checking out Small Batch Daily’s shoppable Instagram feed (@smallbatchdaily). They release new small batch finds each Monday and Wednesday. You can learn more by visiting their website.
Okay. But seriously. What happens to Harry?
Also On Tap for Today:
- How Exercise Shapes Your, Far Beyond the Gym from NY Magazine
- Celebrating our 7th Clarkiversary! 7 years ago today, the little guy came home to Southie for the first time
- 10 ideas that will make you a better reader from medium.com
What’s the coolest thing you’ve done lately?