Devil or Angel…
Do you ever feel like you have two forces inside of you? One force that’s virtuous and good, and another that’s…well…devilish?
The angel in me:
…pushed me to go on my long run yesterday—11.5 miles!
The angel told me that I should make a healthy dish to bring to the Halloween party:
…so I did.
The angel in me told me to stick to water at the party. “Hey,” the angel said, “You don’t need alcohol to have fun.”
This was the point where the angel started to really get on my nerves.
And besides…even angels go bad sometimes:
And so, the devil in me…
…told me to forget the water. “Drink wine, wine, WINE!” he cried.
The devil in me prompted me to eat
3 4 5 cookies. Plus multiple handfuls of m&m’s. Plus a few candy corns for good measure.
Sigh. It’s exhausting to have two forces inside of you, battling it out over your soul. Now I know how Regan felt in The Exorcist…
Now, about that salad…in honor of Halloween (and the Rocky Horror Glee episode), I made…Thyme Warp Sweet Potato Salad!
Thyme Warp Sweet Potato Salad
1 cup cooked wheatberries
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 tbsp. honey, divided
3 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme, divided
1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper to taste
It’s just a jump to the left…and then a step to the right. You put your hands on your hips…and bring your knees in tight.
Oh, wait…you want directions for the salad?
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Toss the sweet potato cubes with 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. honey, and 2 tbsp. of the fresh time, along with plenty of salt and pepper.
Bake the sweet potatoes for 20-25 minutes, until they can be easily pierced with a fork. Transfer the sweet potatoes (and any extra liquid) to a bowl to cool off.
Once the sweet potatoes have cool for about ten minutes, add the wheatberries and goat cheese, along with the remaining tbsp. olive oil, tbsp. honey, and tbsp. fresh thyme. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
You can serve this at room temperature (which is what we did), but it would also be delicious warmed or chilled!
But be prepared…after you eat Thyme Warp Salad, nothing can ever be the same. You’re spaced out on sensation….like you’re under sedation.
Actually, maybe that was the acid.
I kid, I kid!