As often, not always i thought i might like to add a recipe which though totally no sugar added shall complement

your apetite with a sweetness that yes, you rightly deserve having accomplished so much or even if contemplating making change, it shows at least that there are treats in store even if potentially an unusual kind. Another interesting thing about this is that it can as you will notice be even sweeter but also it is kind of not but it a real yummy sweet too. If a fish eater i think it would be amazing too to add a very small piece of salmon, it would complement it well and you’d only need a small piece like an inch square.


One large sweet potato
5 smaller/quite small cloves of garlic
One large white onion
3 tablespoons of tomato puree
One vegetable stock cube
Frozen garden peas
One bayleaf

Optional ingredients (not used in this recipe/suggestion)

Two teaspoonfuls to 1.5 tablespoon of tomato cup soup mix
One lemon

Three quarters fill a large saucepan with water please.
Chop finely one onion, add the onion and then chop and slice into small pieces the sweet potato.

I realise that sweet potato can be cooked with skin on and in this recipe the sweet potato was washed but only the ends trimmed off and any minor odd discoloured bits removed.

Add the vegetable stock cube and the tomato puree.

Bring to the boil and add the bayleaf and simmer.

I wondered about adding a chilli sauce to this but it didn’t quite do it, also about adding a tin of chopped italian tomatoes but i saw those as another meal.

When its at the simmer point and when the potato has softened, ok you might not have a blitzer or blender but use a potato masher and carefully mash the ingredients in the saucepan, then add the frozen garden peas.

You’ll either love the taste of garden peas anyway and wont mind trying something new or you’ll want to sample garden peas in a different taste surprise element . Maybe you know someone who is not keen on garden peas, give it a try!

It is naturally sweeter than some of the recipes on this site and if you like the idea of

making it even sweeter, get a lemon and pierce the skin and gently squeeze a drip of lemon juice onto your serving. There will be up to 6 servings and honestly nothing else needs to be added.And yes it would be excellent with salmon.

If having an instant coffee with it, put the coffee into the cup, add some cold water and mix it with a spoon, then add the boiling water. No sugar and no milk.

If you want to increase the flavour dynamic, but honestly it does not need it, add a spoonful of tomato cup soup mix. No salt and use minimal ground black pepper if you use.

I wondered about a thickening agent such as arrowroot or cornflour or even gravy powder but i honestly do not think it would suit.  Fine ‘as is’.

Since putting this together and just to be certain for you as to it’s effect, i discovered :
“Japanese researchers found proteins in the starchy water suppress appetite. It contains sweet potato peptide which is produced during the boiling process”.




Neither eat nor forget to add the bayleaf!






This is one of the many base recipes which can be found on