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Yanna's Perfect New Zealand Kumara Recipe - TrendSurvivor

Yanna’s Perfect New Zealand Kumara Recipe

Yanna's Perfect New Zealand Kumara Recipe

Learn the details for the perfect kumara recipe that will help you get out of your comforting food pattern.

Yanna, my sister, living in Leigh, New Zealand for now, sure knows about healthy eating.

Sweet potatoes are at the top of nearly everyone’s healthiest foods list.

According to, they contain 438% of daily value of vitamin A,  37% of your vitamin C, and some calcium,  potassium, and iron too.

All this at just 105 calories! Did I get your attention?!

They also deliver 4 grams of dietary fiber—16% of the daily value—and absolutely no fat.

Yanna’s trick is to prepare when not hungry by eating a banana beforehand.

Amazing difference when preparing food and not starving!

Leigh New Zealand

Leigh is a small coastal community in the north of the Auckland Region of New Zealand.

Yanna's Perfect New Zealand Kumara Recipe

So Yanna’s  Kumara Lunch version:
  • One large kumara potato (sweet potato) which I have forked to death so it cooks quick in the oven. Took about half an hour I think. Meanwhile…
  • In a bowl I mashed 1 avocado, with lots of lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper, finely chopped basil and a handful of fresh kale leaves.
  • In a separate saucepan I heated up one can of Organic Black Beans with two dessert spoons of almond butter.
  • When potato is ready (nice and soft) place on favourite plate, cut with a knife in a cross and  and press the flesh out evenly to create a little base for your filling. I placed beans layer first and avocado later. Makes sense.
Feels lovely and grounding. Getting a little cooler here in NZ so warming too.


The plate is from William-Sonoma

Photos- Yanna Papaioannou

Have a lovely Day!!!

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  1. Tena koe Nina! That’s pretty cool that your sister is in NZ – I’m a native from Tauranga.
    I love me some Kumara, it’s way more fun than potato. The mash make’s a really nice topping for pies and casserole.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

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