Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Creamy Sweet Potato Dip

On gloomy days like today, I love looking out the window at the rain-drenched garden.  It reminds me of our honeymoon at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat.  It's not such great weather for playing outside though, so we had our picnic lunch in the lounge room today.

One of my most successful ways to get Master W to eat his veggies is to give him something to dip them in.  Whether it's tomato sauce, cream cheese or a tasty tzaziki, Will loves 'dips', especially if he can double dip.

I made this dip for our picnic today because it's good for the whole family - even Miss E can have a bit.  If you wanted to make it for more adult tastes, you could add a bit more cumin and garlic and some cashews.

Creamy Sweet Potato Dip
250g cooked sweet potato
120g cream cheese
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Juice of half a lemon
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.  Too easy!

If you don't have a food processor, it would be easy enough to mash the ingredients together with a potato masher or even a fork.

**Side Note**
Sorry I've been out of blogging action for so long! I actually wrote this post about 6 weeks ago, it's just taken me ages to publish it!  So the pictures are a bit out of date and it wasn't today that we had an indoor picnic (although we do that quite regularly).  Posts will become a bit more regular in the near future!

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