We just returned from a family getaway. Ben had planned a surprise adventure for our family for the earlier part of January. Unfortunately for us, we needed to reschedule to do a bit of a tornado hitting his work staff all at once, leaving Ben to tend to work. We stayed on Discovery Bay between Sequim & Port Townsend. The place we stayed had a kitchen, so it made meals so much easier and healthy. There was also an indoor pool, which Tayers thought was the "big adventure," and whenever we drove somewhere she would cry out, "I want to go on the big adventure!"
Our family time was relaxed, filled with laughter, reflection, and many joyful moments. It was the probably the best family vacation we've ever been on (and I hope many follow suit). We also experienced some breathtaking sunrises (the kind you wake up just to make sure you don't miss it).
I played my guitar, read, and wrote a personal mission statement, as well. This little break helped clear my head, refocus and evaluate who I am and what I, Kamille, am called to do in this life. It was good, so very good and yet so simple too. It's kind of like these Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes. They aren't fussy, pretty straightforward and simplistic. Yet, sure to dance on your palate in such a way, which leaves you looking forward to the next time you get to eat them. I have some great things in store for Evangitality Redeeming the Table this year and I hope you will continue to join me or better yet, add to the discussion:)
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Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes (printable recipe)
2-3 lbs sweet potatoes, scrubbed & peeled, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
2 tsp coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup cilantro, fresh and finely chopped
Zest of one lime
Juice of one lime
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment and put the sweet potatoes in an even layer on top. Add the coconut oil and thoroughly coat, using your hands, the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt. Roast for 20-25 minutes.
While the potatoes are roasting, combine lime juice, lime zest, additional 1/2 tsp salt & cilantro. Once sweet potatoes are done, transfer to a serving bowl and pour the lime/cilantro mixture over them while hot. Gently mix to combine and serve.