The Sweet Potato . . .

Sweet Potatoes . . .

~ contain a high amount of vitamin B6 in sweet potato helps your body reduce the levels of homocysteine, a chemical that that is naturally produced in our bodies that increases the risk of digestive problems + some types of heart diseases.

~ are readily available, inexpensive + surpasses natures all other sources of beta-carotene.

~ are a great source of vitamin C which not only averts cold +flu, but aids in tooth + bone formation, blood cell formation + collagen production. This collagen maintains your skin’s elasticity + youth. It also helps you handle stress, as well as protects your body against cancer-causing toxins.

~ are a rich source of vitamin D + help maintains your immune system, helps you with mood swings, ups your energy levels + aids the developments of healthy bones, a strong heart and much more. Vitamin D is also imperative in sustaining the health of thyroid gland, teeth, bones, nerves, and skin.

~ contain iron which maintains energy levels in the body, in turn enhancing the immunity. Besides this, sweet potato also improves the production of white + red blood cells and prevents stress.

~ contain an abundant quantity of magnesium + acts as the anti-stress + relaxation mineral. It is also beneficial for your bones, heart, blood, arteries, nerve functions and muscles.

sweet potatoIt was time to make our best-selling Raw Sweet Potato, Coconut + African Raw Black Soap face + body bar.  After washing the potatoes, I started assembling the other ingredients.  I grabbed the cinnamon + my mind went immediately to sweet potato hash.  I’ve never made hash before but did see someone make it on a cooking show . . . probably Chopped.

Sidebar . . . What I find interesting is that food is the inspiration behind my products which has become the inspiration for my food recipes . . . go figure.  I guess when the creative juices start flowing . . . you’ll never know where the creativity is going to take you.  I recommend that you go with the flow.

Anywhoo, I put all the soaping ingredients away + went to look for a sweet potato hash recipe on the internet.  I found a recipe by Sunny Anderson of the Food Network + because I liked the ingredients she used, I decided to use it as my inspiration.  Below is my recipe.  I didn’t measure anything so I’ll just list the ingredients.

Sweet Potato Hash . . .

~ 2 large sweet potatoP1040931 (I leave the skin on)
~ 4 slices of beef bacon
~ extra virgin olive oil
~ unsalted butter
~ onion
~ green pepper
~ light brown sugar
~ pepper flakes
~ cumin
~ cinnamon
~ granulated garlic
~ sea salt + pepper to taste
In a 13-inch sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the bacon, butter + olive oil. When the oil heats + the bacon begins to sizzle, add the sweet potatoes and spread out as much as possible to allow the potatoes to rest in the pan in 1 layer. Leave the potatoes to cook until a quick toss reveals browning on the side in contact with the pan, about 5 minutes. Continue to toss and let stand until most sides of the potatoes are golden and the bacon bits are crisp, 3 to 5 minutes longer. Then add the onions, peppers, pepper flakes, garlic, brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon + season with a nice pinch of salt + a grind or 2 of pepper. Cook the same way, allowing ingredients to sit in the heat of the pan for a minute or 2. Taste and re-season if necessary.  Who eats hash without an egg?  So I added a fried egg.  I just love the yummy yolk!

The hash had all of the elements . . . crunch, savory, salty + sweet with the egg yolk adding a creamy element.  I enjoyed this dish.  If you try it, let me know.

What’s your favorite sweet potato recipe?

Raw Sweet Potato, Coconut + African Raw Black Soap . . .

Here are various benefits of skin care that you are accrue from applying raw sweet potatoes:
smallest flower helps soothe the inflammation on skin wounds, burns and cuts
smallest flower it’s antibacterial property helps cure skin warts
smallest flower eye bags + dark eye skin can be treated effectively with grated raw potato
smallest flower helps clear the facial skin by cleansing the excess oil

Now, I have to go to the store to get more sweet potatoes to make the Raw Sweet Potato, Coconut + African Raw Black Soap face + body bar.  This naturally-fragrant bar has a fantastic + luxurious lather that nourishes + beautifies skin.  This bar is one of our most popular bars.
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