Thursday, May 19, 2011


For a fun birthday tribute to Kelli, go here!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

I think we've established that you can never have too many enchilada recipes. This is a delicious one, and a fun twist on the norm. I think you're supposed to use the traditional orange sweet potato, but I accidentally got the yellow variety, and it still turned out pretty delicious.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

2 large sweet potatoes
1 T olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1 small jalapeno minced (seeded)
1 can rinsed black beans (I used two cans)
1 can diced tomatoes (I used petite diced with green chilies)
1 T chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups of your favorite salsa
8 large flour tortillas (I filled 10 and still had plenty of filling left to layer on top)

Peel your sweet potatoes and dice into chunks, spread out on a baking sheet with a little olive oil and salt, bake at 400 until soft.

Saute your garlic and jalapeno in the olive oil, add black beans, tomatoes, chili powder, and sweet potatoes. Mix everything really well and let cook for a few minutes.

Spread 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups of salsa on the bottom of a casserole pan. Fill tortillas with the bean and sweet potato mixture, roll tightly, and place in pan. When finished top with remaining salsa and filling. You can also top with cheese if you would like. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Serve with lettuce, olives, avocado, and a little sour cream.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

V-Day Food Fun

Trying to decide which of these ideas to do for which meal over the weekend and Monday. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Pizza idea from One Charming Party, Fruit Kabobs from Bev, and Warm + Fuzzy Cookie Pops from The Decorated Cookie. Thanks for the cuteness, friends.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Food for Thought

I doubt I am alone in my quest to eat healthier this new year. I have so much room for improvement in this area. I want the shift to be a lasting one, not a fad or specific diet. I have done a bit of searching and have come up with some great resources to help me (and you, if you want) to do better.

I have enjoyed browsing Ellie Kreiger's recipes. A few that I am going to try soon are the whole wheat pancakes with strawberry sauce, the buffalo chicken salad, and the chicken and mushroom quesadillas.

I am loving the new blog Word of Wisdom Living. Lots of great info.

Martha is sure to inspire with 50 light and healthy main dishes.

I've not tried any of the recipes on the Mayo Clinic website, but it's worth a look. I think I'll start with the Pan-Braised Onions with Rosemary. NOT. I said I was going to eat healthier, I didn't say I lost my mind!

Happy and Healthy New Year, every one!

Poor little food blog...

You have been neglected for too too long. Sorry about that. We will take better care of you. Right, Maren, Kelli, Amanda and Emma? :)