Vegan Beef Tips & Asparagus and Smoky & Sweet Sweet Potatoes
Last night, I really wanted to go light on dinner. Like have a bowl of cereal or just some steamed veggies. But, with nervous energy spiraling through me as I listened and watched the events taking place in my beloved Boston unfold, I felt like I needed to channel that energy into something--cooking!
I sliced sweet potatoes on a mandolin, and coated them with maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, soy sauce, and olive oil and baked them for about 20 minutes at 425 on a cookie sheet.
While those were doing their thing, I looked in the fridge and saw all the asparagus that we just bought at the farmer's market and a box of Trader Joe's beefless tips. "Aren't beef tips and asparagus a thing?" I googled it. It was! I fried both in olive oil and then deglazed the pan with lemon juice and mustard and then added sea salt. These were really good and something I would buy/make again!
On the side, I served a simple salad of macha with avocado drizzled with a dressing of olive oil, sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper, and mustard. So yummy and so simple.
My mind is still on the place I called home during my formative years and all the people involved in the tragic events in some way, shape or form. This kind of occurrence is just becoming the norm and it's just too much for the spirit and mind to handle/comprehend. Love to everyone!