HAPPY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the amazing beautiful women!!! What better way to spend the day than spreading love and gratitude for the mamas in our lives! I always think about the day I gave birth to each of my children. Each of those days were the birthdays of each of my children, but it was also the day of my birth as a new mom. I was in a different state of being a mama with each of my children, and wow, how love expands. I felt like a new mom with each of them. I remember holding my first and thinking there is no way I could love another child. But then the second one came along, and LOVE just grows and I loved the new addition like could not have imagined!
Here’s a fun easy recipe that warms your heart. If you remember to cook the potatoes the day before and then warm them the next day, the potatoes go through a molecular change when you chill them in the fridge. Instead of spiking your glucose levels, the potato the next day, after refrigeration, becomes a resistant starch - terrific food for the good bacteria to thrive and mutliply.
2 ½ pounds large Yukon Gold potatoes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup muun chi CoCoFir
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest plus the juice of half a lemon
Cut your potatoes into 2 inch chunks, leaving the nutritious skin on. Boil them in a large pot of filtered water, til you can pierce them with a fork easily (about 20 minutes). Drain and cool in your fridge over night.
The next day, warm your potatoes in your steamer or pot, mashing them as you warm them. Add your CoCoFir, salt and pepper and your lemon juice. If you would like them smooth, use a blender. I like to leave them chunky. Enjoy with your favorite friends, children and family.
Serve with lemon zest sprinkled on top and a nice green salad! .