Purely Primal has been on vacation for the last couple of weeks (did you notice the difference in background on some of the posts?). First off we would like to give a special thanks to Kevin and Jason at Cactus Crossfit for allowing us to use their box for the Crossfit Games WODs. (Hey Kevin, I’ll be looking for your “blue” line of clothing for men!). If you are ever in the Scottsdale, AZ area, it is definitely worth a visit to meet these guys. From what I understand, they will be moving into a new box soon too! Congrats!
We were lucky enough to experience some unseasonably warm temperatures on our trip which we accepted with open arms as we were getting quite water logged in the PNW. We took advantage of the sun with lots of walking, some hiking, and of course swimming.
However, with all of this fun, the cooking does not stop. Eating out a lot is not our favorite as I’m sure you have guessed; we like our own cooking just fine, thank you. Although we stayed in a place with a kitchen, we lacked our coveted spice rack, among other things. As you can deduce, we have to improvise more and be quick on our feet, ie sticking more to the basics. There are not many sides easier to put together in a pinch than this one. It is easy, yet delicious… your basic mashed potatoes.
- Sweet Potatoes (a good rule of thumb is one per person, depending on size)
- 1/4 stick butter (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup cream
Slice the potatoes (hey check it out, there was a white one in the bunch!). Chop into smaller pieces and boil until soft. Drain until there is about 1/4 cup of potato water in the pan.
Toss in butter and cream, mash with a masher or use an electric mixer. I had no mixer here so my arm got a good workout with the masher. Serve up with pretty much any hunk of protein you want! Stay tuned for a post on our “mobile kitchen” while on the road to AZ.