Sweet potatoes

Don’t Be a Jerk Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Chips + Cooling Yogurt Dip

December 31, 2014

I’ve been going through a potato chip phase lately.  Usually my chips cravings tend towards the nacho cheese tortilla chip spectrum (the store-brand generic ones have MUCH more flavor!), but for the past few months, potato chips have captured my tastebuds. Jalapeno kettle chips, dill pickle flavored chips, Limon (like a spicy tangy lime), cheddar […]

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Gingersnap Smoothie

December 8, 2014

So when you see “Gingersnap Smoothie,” you are probably already thinking this one of those decadent “smoothies” that is one blurred line away from really being a dessert.  Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but you’re wrong!  As smoothies go, this one has plenty of redeeming nutritional qualities: you get calcium and vitamin D in […]

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Southwestern Sweet Potato Balls with Yogurt Crema

November 11, 2012

Crispy panko-coated sweet potato balls bursting with the flavors of the Southwest and paired with a zesty yogurt crema sauce for dipping. I know it might be a bit early to be posting about Thanksgiving leftovers, but you may find yourselves making these well before Thanksgiving. I was trying to come up with an idea […]

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My Final Four for the Alexia “Reinvent a Classic” Fry Challenge

July 17, 2011

I know I’ve been such a fry-tease the past couple weeks, showing you pictures of my fry creations and not telling you what they are. I do apologize. And to make amends, I have decided to reveal my creations later on in this post so that I can get YOUR feedback about which flavor appeals […]

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Happy National French Fry Day!

July 13, 2011

As if I needed an excuse to eat fries!  I did my civic fry duty today.  Twice.   Got waffle fries at lunch from Chick-fil-a and I tested another batch of fries tonight for the Alexia “Reinvent a Classic” Fry Challenge.  I’m so dedicated!  Just don’t tell my bootcamp instructor . . . Today’s experiment is […]

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Broccoli + Sweet Potato Bhaji

January 31, 2010

I’m not quite sure how to describe what a bhaji is. It’s like a dry vegetable dish with whole spices. It is NOT a curry. Just because it is Indian/Pakistani/Bengali doesn’t render a dish a “curry.” Anyway, for the longest time I have struggled with making bhajis. The spices were either undercooked or overcooked, or […]

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Flip-Flop Sunday

January 31, 2010

I hope everyone had a good weekend! Why flip-flop Sunday?  No, nothing to do with my favorite summer footwear, it’s far too cold for those.  I was referring to the outcome of some of my eats today.  Some I flipped over, some were flops.  Get it?  Hey, I’m trying with the titles. First up is […]

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“Heart’s Desire” Bento

January 13, 2010

The running gag for my birthday is my love for Jacob on Twilight.  Especially since he’s barely 18 and I’m venturing into cougar-ville. You saw the poster I got and how happy I was along side it.  There were other pictures taken, but I am not about to embarrass myself any more. What you didn’t […]

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Spice’s Bites — Jan. 11, 2010

January 12, 2010

Thanks again everyone for the birthday wishes!  🙂 I meant to post last night but I was just feeling crappy — headache, extra tired, etc. Since I’m supposed to be getting ready for work, I’ll make this quick. I woke up yesterday really really wanting a green monster smoothie.  Guess I really needed some fruits and […]

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Chicken, sweet potato, and broccoli curry

December 21, 2009

Say it with me . . . YUM!! This was one of those “toss stuff in a pan” dinners that turned out pretty dang well.  I didn’t measure much since I was playing around. What to use: Boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into big chunks 2 sweet potatoes, cut into chunks fresh broccoli florets 1 […]

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