Healthy Southern Sweet Potato Pie

2 C grated, raw sweet potato - peeling optional if organic
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
1/2t nutmeg
1t cardamom
1t cinnamon
1/2 C milk (dairy free works)
1/4 C coconut oil melted in pie dish to grease it

Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Add some pecans or other nuts of choice to taste. Bake in pie pan at 350 for 30-40 min until done- top will be browned.

Clears summer heat and stomach heat. Generates body fluid and relieves thirst. Translation: helps to alleviate/prevent dehydration, reduce inflammation, regulate digestion, and offers a way to use up something we would normally discard.

Watermelon can be a bit of a sugary treat, so be careful not to overdo it with the sweet part of the fruit, a little of it is fine—it has a number of electrolytes!


• 500 g (17.06 oz) watermelon peel

• 1 tsp salt

• 20 g (0.71 oz) garlic, minced

• 1/2 tsp sugar, to taste

• 1/4 tsp salt (natural sea salt is preferred) to taste

• 2 Tbsp sesame oil

• 3 tsp vinegar

Makes 3 servings

Take the white portion of the watermelon peel and cut into 2-inch by 1/2-inch strips.

Combine the strips of watermelon peel and salt in a bowl. Mix with hands for 5 minutes. Then rinse under cold water to remove the salt. Place peels on paper towels to dry.

Combine garlic, sugar, salt, sesame seed oil, and vinegar in a bowl. Mix with a whisk. Add watermelon peel and toss until evenly combined. Marinate for 1 hour before serving.

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