Sweet Potatoes with Rose Petals


This dish is wonderful and Kauai’s incredibly rich purple sweet potatoes make it even better. Here I used a mixture of purple and regular yellow sweet potatoes. Rose petals of all colors are from Myra’s rose bushes. This dish is augmenting, sweet, and nourishing. Cinnamon is warming and sweet, coriander and rose petals are cooling. Make with coconut oil (more cooling, extractive) or ghee (balancing).

10 c sweet potatoes, skins removed and chopped
4 T ghee
2 t mineral salt
2 T sweet cinnamon powder
1 1/2 T coriander powder
1/2 c dried rose petals
Water (or tea) as needed

Heat ghee, add salt, cinnamon and coriander until aroma comes up. Add potatoes and stir to coat. Add water to fill 1/3 level of the potatoes (or you can add more and cook longer for extra creamy, kinda mashed potatoes). I also like using tea for this step…chai, vanilla rooibos , and honeybush are all great. I cooked these potatoes for about 30 mins, stirring occasionally at first, then let them simmer once they were soft.

Enjoy with appreciation for these sweet, sweet morsels of nutrition from the earth! Thank you farmers!


Whole Bowl of the Day

A sweet thanksgiving-inspired meal!
  • Sweet potatoes and green kale with fresh cranberries, cinnamon ghee, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, and nutmeg
  • White basmati rice with dried apricots, fresh cranberries, cinnamon ghee, fresh ginger and turmeric
  • Green beans with coconut oil, almonds, fresh ginger, and cardamom
  • A sweet, plump date!

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Whole Bowl of the Day

  • Red and white quinoa with coconut
  • Sprouted mung beans and sprouted lentils with turmeric, cumin and coriander
  • Sweet potatoes and beets with cinnamon, coriander and cardamom
  • Kale and broccoli with turmeric, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and coriander
  • Big juicy date 🙂


What’s Cookin’

  • White basmati rice with coconut and cardamom
  • Black eyed peas with sesame oil, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and asafoetida
  • Sweet potatoes and yams with coconut, cinnamon, fresh ginger and a sprinkle of nutmeg
  • Collard greens and swiss chard with ghee, turmeric, fresh ginger, fennel seeds, cumin, and coriander