Creamy lentils perfectly spiced with just a tiny hint of chilli, chunks of soft sweet potato mixed in with lightly wilted spinach. All piled on top of fluffy white rice with a warm pitta on the side. For me, you can’t get much better than that. Especially on a cold night after a long day of work. I think that my favourite thing about this meal is definitely the simplicity of it all. It’s such an easy recipe to make, and takes hardly any time at all. There’s minimal prep and the whole thing can be done in just under an hour.
It may sound strange, but I’ve only recently started eating mushrooms. It was something that I avoided for such a long, and would pretty much refuse to eat. But now, I can’t get enough! I love how mushrooms are pretty much a blank canvas. They have the ability to absorb basically any flavour, and what you get at the end, is a different taste every time. You can fry them, stuff them, or even turn them into burger buns, (although I’ve never personally tried that).
Sweet potatoes are one of my favourite vegetables. They’re sweet, wholesome and taste completely delicious. I have them roasted pretty much every week, (it’s super quick and easy, you can find the recipe here) and always make sure that I have some sweet potato mash in the fridge, ready to liven up a salad. But I’ve been looking to do something different with them. I love them; but when you have a dollop of mash, or a few roasted fries every day, it can get a bit boring. That’s when I got the idea to make these sweet potato cakes.