1. any heavenly body.
2. a person's destiny, temperament, etc.

Whether you’re reading this because you’re gluten intolerant, suffer from PVFS or CFS, are starting to grow your own veggies, embracing natural and/or alternative remedies, or just want to enjoy the journey with us, please remember I’m not a medical expert, nor am I here to debate global warming. Being diagnosed with a life-changing illness, looking for answers or changing the way one lives can all be overwhelming events, so I hope that by sharing the triumphs and tragedies, you too will benefit in some way from our journey.

I hope you enjoy the journey and if you leave this blog having learnt only one new recipe or started to think about finding your star, then this blog’s purpose has been served.

My two favourite sayings:
Pondering the choices we make at the crossroads is like revision in the school of life. Regretting the mistakes or taking for granted the successes means we have learnt nought.
An attentive student will gain wisdom from the mistakes and joy from the successes. Cartillyer – 2008

'Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.' Mohandas Gandhi

Monday, July 2, 2012

Which Potato is the Sweetest?

I was planning a lunch that included chicken and seafood stir-fried in coconut oil with garlic, chilli, coriander, and ginger, and an Asian salad as a side dish. Because I can't eat bread, I also wanted a dish that contained potatoes and complemented the other Asian dishes. 

I Googled 'Asian roast potatoes' to see what I could find, and discovered a recipe with a five-star rating called Roasted Spicy Asian Sweet Potatoes. I have many excuses for what happened next – it was late at night, I was getting over another sinus infection and I was totally focused on white potatoes – but whatever the reason, my brain wasn’t working much, if at all, on this occasion.

The first ingredient in the recipe was sweet potatoes. We eat sweet potatoes almost every week, so I’m very familiar with them, but instead of adding sweet potatoes (the orange kind – kumara) to my shopping list, I Googled the following phrase 'which potatoes are sweet?'

Of course, all results showed 'sweet potatoes' or 'kumara' and as soon as I saw the results, I facepalmed myself.

The recipe, however, was a hit (not the facepalm kind). You can find this recipe on the recipe page. The butter and sugar does make it rather naughty, but your taste buds will love you for it!


  1. And I was the lucky rguest to enjoy this cuisine with the Tillyers. It was to die for.

  2. Thank you and sorry I couldn't find any white potatoes that were sweet for you to try. :)


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