The Heaven That’s a Sweet Potato (Recipe Time!)

If it weren’t for sweet potatoes, I don’t know what I’d do.

Well, I’d exist, obviously. And find something else. But one of the things I had the most difficulty with when embarking on macrobiotics was the nightshade family. Macrobiotics recommends staying away from or limiting your use of nightshades.  Apparently they like to leech calcium from your bones. We all need that, don’t we?

So taken simply, if nightshades = bad, and potatoes = nightshades, then potatoes = bad. I LOVE POTATOES. Arrgh.

Syllogistic logic aside, sweet potatoes or yams are NOT in the nightshade family, and therefore I use them within and without reason, and will figure out my own approach toward regular potatoes later.

What follows is a sweet potato concoction that I throw together at least once a week, because it tastes so good and doesn’t take all that long. I doubt any of it’s original, but that’s what sharing recipes is all about!

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Taste Bud Satisfaction: Boca Chicken

Alt!Chicken: The sometimes dubious answer to people who love the taste of real chicken but for various reasons can’t or won’t eat it. Macrobiotics, for example, considers chicken to be too much on the yang side of the equation and therefore “concentrated, heavy and dense, creating stagnation” if over-consumed. Not that we ever over-consume anything.

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