Kickstart the week.


A week is not complete without some kind of dinner involving sweet potato. Bonus points if there is fresh avocado and salsa involved.

This is my version of Tex Mex nachos, heavy on the flavor and light on the guilt. Mondays are tough. Monday day night dinners do not have to be.


Better Brunch

Brunch conjures up images of pancakes drowning in butter and syrup, light and fluffy french toast, eggs over easy on top of greasy home fries, DONUTS!

But brunch can be a simpler affair, if it so desires.

Multigrain toast topped with scrambled egg whites served beside blanched green beans and a baked sweet potato with a piece of pepperjack cheese for flavor. It’s amazing how different a meal such as this makes you feel as compared to a lumberjack special at the local diner.

What I Know

It was a clean out the fridge kind of a dinner because some wednesdays are just sporadic like that.

As it turns out a baked sweet potato, a pickle, a fried egg, a few pop chips and some steamed spinach is just the kind of evening combination my belly enjoys.

There are few things in this world I am certain of:
I stand firm that everything tastes better with a fried egg on top!

Single Serving

The downside of having such a talented and diligent fiancĂ©e is that sometimes he works a little too hard. From what I gather, he is a hot commodity around the ole architecture studio hence the sadly familiar “we need you to stay late” plea we have both become rather used to.

I dined alone tonight. And I will be frank with you, I don;t like dining alone. I like discuss the meal, talk flavors, talk texture, talk spice. I like to speak between bites. Hell, I even like to steal a forkful from my dining companions plate here and there. Fact: it’s impossible to swap bites when there is only one plate. Fact again: talking to yourself is rather one-sided.

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Big Days

I apologize for the lack of photo in this post but my smoothie was so delightful I sort of gulped it back and kept going. It’s a big day for me. And big days call for balanced breakfasts (and some ginger ale to help with the butterflies in the tummy business).

Sweet Potato Bluberry Banana Smoothie For a Big Day

1/3 baked sweet potato

1 small banana

1/4 cup blueberries

1 handful spinach

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoon rolled oats

1/2 tablespoon peanut butter

Pinch of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

Blend until the smoothie reaches desired consistency. Enjoy, but go slowly, brain freeze still hurts!