Secondly, there has been a distinct lack of posts on here over the last couple of months, and it’s not from my laziness or lack of wanting to put recipes on here but from the simple fact that I have been physically unable to develop recipes. The last couple of months have had me down and out with some kind of stomach issues, yet to be diagnosed. It seemed to come out of nowhere and has left me unable to eat pretty much anything I was eating before, especially sweets! Since I refuse to post recipes that I haven’t tried myself, and I can’t be trusted to not eat delicious food in the house if it’s around, there has been no real cooking/backing going on in my house. It’s been awful both physically and emotionally and put an immediate halt to my dessert catering development. I have tests coming up this week and hopefully they will yield some answers, but in the meantime I’ve had to get creative with what I’m eating.
It hasn’t been all bad, though, as it was a huge wake up call for me to work on getting my overall health taken care of, including beginning a weight loss and fitness journey.
Finding foods my stomach will tolerate that aren’t completely boring and awful, while providing adequate nutrition has been quite a challenge, but I’ve come up with a few delicious staples that have kept me going, including these ridiculously simple yet amazingly delicious yams. They’re a perfect snack for those who like the sweet and salty combo. Yams are naturally sweet, and when roasted with some olive oil and sea salt on top they caramelize and create a wonderful sweet and salty combination of flavors.