Paleo Cajun Sweet Potato Tuna Fishcakes with a No – Cook BBQ Sauce. It only takes four ingredients to whip up and comes together in 20 minutes! Just the perfect weeknight dinner!
Hello friends! I feel like I’ve been MIA on my own blog and for that, I apologise. Life gets uber distracting, you know? However, I am here with some important things to share with you and with a recipe that’ll hopefully make you forgive my absence!
The other day, I had just finished a late shift at work and was so fatigued; I just wanted to fly home. As I was coming up to the station to get my train, I was stopped by a young girl and her brother, asking me for some money. Now normally, I don’t carry cash on me, I always have a card so I began to apologise about not having any money to offer them. The young girl immediately countered me and said “Not really money, just food”.
I can’t tell you how my heart cracked a little. I’m quite an emotional person and my empathy for people can be exhausting. In my mind, I pondered how so many humans don’t have one of the most important elements we all need to survive. Furthermore, I thought about how there are only a few means that these humans have to get even one meal a day.
“Did you know that every 30 SECONDS, a child dies of acute malnutrition?”
It’s dispiriting and to be honest, what bothers me most is the fact: I don’t have enough to help the many that are hungry.
We can’t save everyone; however, we can take steps to help the ones we can. This is why I’m teaming up with Dini at The Flavour Blender & Action Against Hunger charity (with a bunch more awesome food bloggers) on the For Food. Against Hunger campaign.
This event is running ’till the end of August, and I invite you all (food bloggers and wonderful readers) to participate and take just that one step to help a child have a decent meal today. If you are a food blogger and would like to participate, please visit HERE. As a reader, you can simply choose to donate to the Action Against Hunger crowdfunding campaign HERE – seriously, any and all donations are welcome.
I ended up buying the girl and her brother a few groceries and paying for their hostel stay for a night. It seemed like such a small gesture as I kept thinking how they needed much more than just that. However, the little you do for someone today, could be the very thing that keeps them alive for tomorrow.
- 1 cup + 1/2 of mashed cooked sweet potatoes (about 240g/0.5lbs mashed sweet potato)
- 1 can of tuna chunks (undrained weight 160g/0.37lbs)
- 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
- 1 egg
- No Cook BBQ Sauce (recipe in notes)
Mix your sweet potato, tuna chunks and seasoning in a bowl.
Form medium sized patties, (mine made 6 patties)
Heat some coconut oil in a pan, on a medium-high heat and fry your patties, 2 minutes each side.
Once done, serve with your bbq sauce or sauce of your choice
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