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Sweet Potato and Sardine Fish Cakes with Yogurt Dip

I made a new friend. She likes to be stroked and sits on my doorstep calling for me to come out to play. Some days she sits by my kitchen window watching intently while I tackle various kitchen chores. Some days she even tries to squeeze past my legs at the front door when I'm on my way out and I have to give her a stern talking to about respecting boundaries! My friend is a cat. Then two weeks after her first visit and daily presence, she abruptly stopped visiting. I miss her. These sardine fish cakes are an ode to my fleeting feline friendship.

Serve as a light lunch alongside a big salad, as a starter or just as a filling snack between meals.

Sweet Potato and Sardine Fish Cakes with Yogurt Dip
Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free, Nut-free
Makes 4 cakes (serves 2 as a starter or light lunch)

175g (approx 1 cup) mashed sweet potato flesh (microwave a medium sweet potato, peel and mash)
1 tin (90g drained) unsalted sardines, drained and m…

Hazelnut Centre Sweet Potato Chocolate Truffles

In a parallel universe, these might have been called a Ferrero Rocher - gooey chocolate encasing a whole hazelnut centre and exterior clad in toasted chopped hazelnuts. But thereafter the similarity ends with the ambassador's treat. There is no wafer shell nor refined sugar (or fancy gold wrapper that can be fashioned into a toy ring should the urge arise to spontaneously propose). On the plus side they contain a hefty portion of sweet potato, containing fibre, potassium and beta-carotene.

They are naturally sweetened with dates and the sweet potato. Enjoy them coated in either toasted hazelnuts, unsweetened dessicated coconut or rolled in unsweetened cacao/ cocoa powder. They are also delicious covered in melted dark chocolate and allowed to set, creating a crunchy case for the soft truffle-like centre.

Hazelnut Centre Sweet Potato Chocolate Truffles
(AKA Sweet Potato Ferrero Rochers)
Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Refined Sugar-free
Makes 20 truffles

325g cooke…