If you're ever in a rut about what to make for breakfast, I've got a real treat for you. It's easy, relatively quick, knock-your-socks-off nourishing and will fake your taste buds out in the most bonfide way. It's my Fakiin' Bacon Sweet Potato Toast.
Back in 2013, when I was writing my first cookbook, I discovered that I could pretend I was eating bacon by roasting shiitake. That's when I dubbed it 'fakiin'.
Shiitake are probably the most nutritious and life-saving foods on earth. Scientific studies prove that these shrooms help prevent cancer, reduce inflammation and boost your immune system big time. That's on top of them containing a slew of other health benefits as well as having the good sense to have vitamins B and D.
And since they are over-achievers, shiitake mushrooms also impersonate bacon to a 't' when heated to within an inch of their lives. I would say it's one of their most impressive talents.
Sweet potatoes have their own natural gifts such as having vitamin A in the...