I seldom follow a recipe. Cooking for a living became a natural extension of my abilities to think of ingredients as a finished product. Typically, I apply technique and experience to create something most people want to consume. Occasionally, I will search recipes for inspiration, and we all know the only time I really measure anything is if I am detailing a recipe for print or baking. (Because SCIENCE!)
Yesterday was a true departure from habit for me. I had pears sitting on the counter that were too soft for my taste. I meant to use them for a cheese platter, but the plans for that meal changed last minute. There they were, pretty as a picture, leaning together on a plate. Sadly, they were getting mushy and soft, which is a non-starter for me in the fruit department.
Then I remembered a blog post I had read from the Orgasmic Chef! She posted a super quick recipe that she pulled together after a long, grueling, and disappointing day. I remember thinking I would have never come up with the combination she used. And it occurred to me that it would not hurt to try someone else’s recipe for a change.
So I made it, exactly as she presented it, and WOW! The best description I could give it was “oddly satisfying.” I did not expect that at all! The first taste led to another and another. And that was before I added the greek yogurt! The pear makes this just sweet enough to keep you going back for more, but the depth of the sweet potato and the broth makes it very filling and satisfying.
I asked, and she gave permission to re-post here.
It was interesting to delve into the mind of another creative person, and I was proud of myself for not giving in to the urge to tweak or change this in any way. I will keep this recipe in mind for a quick meal on a cool or rainy evening.
Seriously, thirty minutes start to finish. You can’t beat that!