I was making a pot of soup. My grandmother’s recipe. A basic lentil and vegetable soup. The recipe called for potatoes. I had no potatoes. Damn.
I dig around my pantry. Looky looky what we have here. Sweet potato. Sure, why not. That’s a viable replacement. Let’s see what happens, shall we?
What happened: probably the best pot of soup I’ve ever made.
That was the moment I realised that regular ol’ potatoes ever again could go in the trash forever.