Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes, Homemade Corn Tortillas, and a Happy Face

Although many of the dishes featured here are things we make together, I want the record to state that Stef made the tortillas single-handedly. This doesn’t mean she made them using one hand, though that would be extremely impressive. It means that she made 16 delicious corn tortillas while I was “busy” at “the office.”

In case you’re wondering if she used a tortilla press, the answer is no, she used the plating method, placing the dough on a piece of parchment paper and then pressing it into a circle with a plate (using two hands). Then she fried them in a dry skillet (30 seconds on one side, flip and cook 60 seconds, flip again 30 seconds).**


Perfect for tacos!

Then we had some delicious Twice Baked Ginger Lime Sweet Potatoes. You need two hands to eat these.

Now smile!

**You may have noticed that the tortillas look a little charred, this was due the stove being too hot. We followed the instructions on several websites, but realized that for our stove the temp needed to be lower. We’re still working out the ideal temperature, but in the meantime, the tortillas taste great!**

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Garlic Sweet Potato Fries with Ginger Curry Dipping Sauce

Now, back to our regularly scheduled ginger MoFo posts.

Ginger Curry Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup ketchup (we use Whole Foods brand, but feel free to make your own)
1-1.5 TBL vegan mayo (Earth Balance brand)
1 tsp German mustard
1 TBL curry powder
2 TBL fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 serrano pepper, chopped

Blend all ingredients together until very smooth. Simple and quick!

Garlic Sweet Potato Fries
2 lbs jewel sweet potatoes
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
2-3 TBL olive oil
small amount of oil for baking sheet

Prehat oven to 500. Boil a large pot of water. Chop sweet potatoes into fry shapes. Par boil potatoes for about 3 minutes. Drain well. Toss potatoes with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Make sure the sweet potatoes are well coated, add more olive oil if needed.

Prepare a baking sheet with foil and a little oil, to prevent sticking. Spread sweet potatoes on the sheet leaving room between them. Do not over crowd! Use a second baking sheet if necessary.

Bake 20 minutes, or until crisp.

Roasted curried sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and chickpeas

We copied the CopyCat Cook‘s recipe for Roasted Curried Cauliflower, and added two (local) sweet potatoes, 1 can of chickpeas, and increased the spices.

1 TBL olive oil
1.5 TBL black mustard seeds
1.5 TBL cumin seeds
1.5 TBL sambar powder (or whatever curry mix you have on hand)
¾ tsp salt
1 large head cauliflower cut into large florets
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-1.5 inch pieces
1 can chickpeas with liquid

Preheat oven to 375. Heat oil in a large dutch oven and saute the sweet potatoes for a few minutes. Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Add chickpeas with liquid and cauliflower and stir in the spices so that the vegetables are well coated.

Bake uncovered about 45 minutes, stir every 15 or so.

Serve with fresh little salad.

Sweet potato chickpea patties

Though my patties don’t look as good as Gina’s from Choosing Raw, these babies sure are tasty. Her recipe is simple; check it out for yourself.

I had three sweet potatoes, and was able to make a batch of 8 patties. Serve with sesame coleslaw!

Note: each patty is about 1/3 cup in volume.

First Vegan MoFo post–Stuffed, baked sweet potatoes and collards

Finally, we’re posting for Vegan Mofo!

The sweet potatoes are locally grown in Pittsboro, NC, and they were delicious. We baked them for about an hour at 400, then added a touch of Earth Balance. For the filling, we sauteed 1 cup of mushrooms in a dry pan until they released their juices, then seasoned with a little salt and pepper and put aside, leaving the “jus” in the pan. Then we added about 1 cup of canned tomatoes, 1 can of white beans with the liquid, salt, pepper, sage, and garlic powder, and brought it to a boil. The beans cooked down and when most of the water was evaporated, we added the mushrooms back and cooked for another few minutes.

For the collards, just add a little olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and cayenne with about 1.5 lbs of collards and water. Cook covered until the stems are soft and have absorbed the flavors.