Trying Out : Baked Sweet Potato Falafel Recipe

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“Oooo, this one’s look healthy and could be used if we have some sweet potatoes leftover.” Thank god we have sweet potatoes leftover. Source recipe : 101 Cookbooks What we think about the recipe:

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Will it be like scones? or moist?

It looks like scones from Sarah’s thinking, but from Dina’s thinking, it will be moist  and when it was put inside the mouth it will melt (?)… That’s what we think from only viewing the picture though. What we think about this: Ferdina:

 Ok… this was a new taste… I really think this was undescribeable. I was actually 50-50 on this, some part of me liking it, the other part…. screaming ‘NOPE…’ The taste that we made was freshly sour and very perfume-y (most probably, because we add too much cilantro). I usually love the sweet and sour taste. Its just a new feeling, tasting that in sweet potato based dish for me. Now the texture is what boggled me up a bit though, the one that we made is very-very dry. As I looked into the picture from the original source, I really hoped that it would be moist in the inside and kinda crunchy on the outside. So I was a bit disappointed when I did my first bite. But I have to admit that this recipe is very easy to make, and might be delicious to someone else’s taste bud.

Sarah:

WOW! Wait, wait a second! There’s so many things happen in my mouth once i put it inside! Sweet, sour, a bit dry (maybe we cook it too long) and my nose kind a dancing to this dish. I don’t know whether i like it or not. This is new to me and i don’t really know how to describe it. At time like this, i really want to record our reaction and give the video to you. For your imagination, we make this face while eating it.

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We look all serious about this dish. This image taken from http://www.ncmle.org/

I hope it explain a lot.

Conclusion : I don’t think this recipe was made for us. CORRECTION! I don’t think we should make this recipe FOR NOW, i think we should go to a restaurant that can make this dish properly, then recreate it. Wish us luck, we don’t think we’ve seen palafel in Jakarta. Do you have another falafel recipe? Please give us your link. We really, really curious about this dish.

 

XOXO,

Sarah & Ferdina

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Cooking : Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk : Not So Little Tummy Style

After we failed the last time, we determined  to get the recipes right, using the right ingredients (sweet potato, DUH).

And we even got directions from the maker of  “From Brazil to You” (Thanks Denise!). After we read her explanation, we got quite fired up to try this again.

Source recipe :

From Brazil to You

What we think about the recipe:

Well, if you read our post before, you will know our thought about this recipe.

How we make it + Accidents :

We can’t find bacon.

Why is this always happening?

What we think about this:

Ferdina:

 I am officially regretted doing the first one with potato, because this one is simply superb! LOVE IT. The ‘awkward’ taste from previous trying was definitely coming from the potatoes.

For me, this is a light dish with sweet taste and a hint of savory from the coconut milk. And when we add a bit salt, it taste perfect.

And it’s easy to make too. Definitely going to be one of my comfort food. Yummy!

P.S. With or without bacon this dish is still delicious.

Sarah:

I’m glad I give this recipe a second chance.

I’m glad Denise give us advice.

Because even though without bacon, this mashed sweet potato taste good! I don’t really know how to describe it, but it taste “complete” not awkward like our previous (NOT) sweet mashed potato. The coconut milk compliment sweet potato, cilantro give a kick to it, i bet if we put bacon into it, this gonna be perfect.

Conclusion :

 

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This is one of the dish that actually could get you loving it without doing too much. Definitely a win!

 

XOXO,

Sarah & Ferdina