Keeping things comforting, but healthy with these BBQ Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Chickpeas are roasted until crispy and tossed in BBQ sauce. Plus, anything you put inside a sweet potato gets a yes from my dawg!
People ask me all the time what my favorite comfort foods are. The answer I give more often than not is potatoes in all of their forms. When I was a kid, comfort was going through the Wendy’s drive through to get a baked potato with broccoli and cheese. I never like burgers or meat as a kid, and this, to me, was heaven. Now, in these difficult times more than ever, I am leaning on some of my favorite comfort foods. And nothing says comfort like stuffing a sweet potato with all sorts of goodies.
Or maybe that is just me!
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In the mood for more color? These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Shawarma Chickpeas are the coziest little meal for those chilly nights. Crispy chickpeas tossed in warming spices are stuffed inside roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with a lemon tahini sauce. It is the perfect light dinner that makes you feel all the fuzzies inside!
Well… it is that time of year
I’ve hit that stage of the winter season when I begin to crave color, freshness, and exciting flavors. Well, in addition to more cozy recipes, of course.
If I am being honest, are you really surprised with this?
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Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto Hummus might be a side dish, an appetizer, or an entree, but it is definitely a home run if you ask me! Once you try hummus on pasta (especially this hummus!) you might not go back!
Quite honestly, now that we are in the throws of December, I am looking for all the cold weather goodness that I can cozy up to a fire to. Well, not exactly if I am honest. More like I’m streaming a yule log on a television set!
Yeah, that is probably more like it.
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This side dish has me WEAK.
If my six year old self could see me now, she would be so darn happy to see that I have made my favorite food, sour cream and onion potato chips, into a dinner that our mother would be proud of. Imagine that: eating chips for dinner and having society accept you for it.
Have I said too much?
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Today, I am rambling all about pad thai in an attempt to turn your week around!
I promise ya, this will be your new go-to weekend meal prep extravaganza. Because nothing says I love you quite like anything slathered in peanut sauce. I’ve made peanut sauce before but, y’all, you ain’t never had peanut sauce like this before.
It’s proven your week will be made better with some peanut sauce. Trust me.
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Say hello to takeout 2.0
If I’m being honest, I kind of feel like I’m living in 2017 with this cauliflower recipe. I used to love love LOVE cauliflower and ate it quite a bit back then. Then I took a major cauliflower hiatus, unintentional of course, and I basically… forgot about it.
Well and, as they say, the b**** is back!
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I’m all for doing meals the easy way! Who is with me?
I mean, in some ways, having elaborate meals can be quite rewarding. The time and patience to create something truly delicious is a fun time in its own right. I love making things like ice cream, slow cooking stews, and chili where time and patience are vastly rewarded. But sometimes, we need things quick and easy. And nothing screams convenience like naan flatbread.
Say what? Yes, you’ve heard that right!
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How could we possibly make sweet potato fries that much more delicious? How about we golden milk-ify em?
I know what you’re thinking: Sarah, not more of this trend nonsense. Why must be add activated charcoal/matcha/maca to everything with the sole purpose of making .a food seem trendy. But friends, the beauty of this dish is that the incorporating golden milk with sweet potatoes actually amplifies the flavor to a whole other level!
So let us talk about these, shall we. Delicious sweet potatoes? Check. Rich and nutty coconut oil? Check. Your favorite spices, turmeric and ginger. Triple check!
It makes me want to eat this every day for the rest of my life.
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Happy first day of spring! Are you ready for some sunshine?
Spring is always that season that we love, but it passes so darn quickly. In DC, springtime is absolutely magical. I love how the city comes alive with cherry blossoms and cherry or blossom flavored everything! Seriously, if you have had cherry blossom kombucha or cherry blossom donuts, you are missing out! It is just the best time of year! The worst thing about spring is how fragile it is. Yes, I used the word fragile because it is so true. One minute it is winter (cue today’s Nor’ Easter and 6 inches of snow) and the next, it is blazing hot! The worst last year was when all of the cherry blossoms froze and died RIGHT before peak bloom.
It was devastating.
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