I shared on Instagram last week that I was making some changes to the blog. Not drastic but just scaling back a bit on my wellness posts to every other week. Since the blog's inception, I've done my very best to put out a wellness post every week along with 2 recipes but I realized it became a bit intense. While rewarding in every way, I found myself stretched thin with my face perpetually in my laptop.
But admitting that I couldn't cotninue doing the thing I set out to felt shameful in a way and very disappointing. I felt uncomfortable until I realized that who really cares and why does it matter? Those who are interested in the content I put out will stick with me and those who aren't won't and that's just fine. Being okay with things just as they are felt liberating.
So once I moved past the unease, I decided to carry on with the day. A trip to the museum and a simple recipe were going to be enough for a little reset.
Art museums have always been special as art has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. Perhaps it was my father's artistic inclination or my touching a single brush stroke of Van Gogh's Sunflowers that sparked it but museums allow me a strange returning to myself. It doesn't matter what kind of chaos is happening on the outside, once I step foot inside a museum, things shift. The beating of my heart rhythmic and even...walking, admiring, appreciating.
Recharged, inspired and also very hungry, I decided to whip up a favorite of mine. Sweet potato fries with a chipotle lime mayo. I won't lie, I have a weakness for chocolate but nothing makes me lose my self control like sweet potatoes dipped in this addicting mayo.
While I've had the jarred chipotle mayo, I decided to just make my own and see what happens. Let's just say that I'm likely going to be sticking with my version. It's absurdly easy to make with only a few ingredients.
While I can appreciate a good home made mayo, I do like shortcuts and since Primal Kitchen makes a fantastic mayo, I thought this may save me a lot of time. All I use is mayo, chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, garlic powder, lime zest and lime juice. And oh my god, I can eat it by the spoonful.
sweet potato fries with chipotle lime mayo
prep time: 5-10 minutes
cooking time: 25-30 minutes
makes: 4-6 servings
For sweet potato fries
2 large sweet potatoes or 3-4 medium
1-2 tbsp avocado oil
1/2 tsp salt
zest of one lime
2 tsp lime juice
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp adobo sauce (these can be found in most grocery stores)
1-2 chipotle peppers (reserve the rest for another time)
Whole 30 mayo chipotle lime mayo option: check out this recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wash and scrub sweet potatoes well. No need to peel. Cut into thin strips and lay on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Toss with oil and salt and bake for 25-30 minutes stirring them half way through. For crispier potatoes bake an additional 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for sauce in food processor and puree until fully incorporated.
When sweet potatoes are finished sprinkle with additional salt if you wish and serve with mayo.