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sweet potato mashee

Posted on February 14th, 2012  |  No Comments

Happy Valentines Day!

I totally wanted to make you a beautiful Valentines Day feast complete with mouth-watering protein, light refreshing sides and a decadent yet healthy dessert. But I guess you have to just check out some old favs and settle for this outrageously easy, fast, too-good-to-only-have-one-tablespoon-of-butter sweet potato mashee.

Mashee you say?

What, that’s not a word? You sure?

Oh yeah, you’re right I can’t play it on Words With Friends so it must not be a word.

Well anyhoo, there’s this new thing called a word blending, kind of like Tebowing, ‘cept not at all close.

With word blending you just take two words and make it one.

As in mash and puree and make mashee.

As in, “These sweet potatoes sure make a great mashee.”

As in, “Okay Lauren, that’s enough with the mashee.” Got it. Done.

They actually can be either. Smashed (smashee anyone?) potatoes or smooth potatoes, prepare to your liking.

Doesn’t matter much, because it’s all about the flavor. You taste the magic of the most delicate hint of cinnamon dancing with that garlicky aroma.

Ah, perfection!

The sweet potato and all its creamy glory adds to the dish as well.

And there you have it, the perfect side dish for a romantic Valentines Day meal.

Or just an awesome light and healthy side for you to chill with your roomies. It works either way.


sweet potato mashee

by lafig

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: sweet potato garlic cinnamon

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 dashes of cinnamon (1/8-1/4 tsp)
  • 6-8 dashes of garlic powder (~1/2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter


Add the potatoes to a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Once fork tender drain the water and keep the potatoes in the same pot.

Add the butter, cinnamon, garlic and salt. Smash with a wooden spoon. To get a more smooth consistency, use a hand held emulsifier to pulse and puree the potatoes. It takes a little work with no added liquid but totally doable.


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