Dessert/ Dinner

If You Like It Hot!

When I’m craving authentic Mexican food, I know where to look. Jennifer seems to be the Mexican food queen and her sweet potato and quinoa tacos do not fail to disappoint! I have been wanting to try out this recipe for weeks now because it incorporates two of my favorite things: quinoa and sweet potatoes! I just can’t get enough! 🙂 I made a few adjustments to her recipe, wrapping mine up in a whole wheat tortilla instead of a tacoshell (I’m all out) and leaving out the serrano peppers. I just sauteed together 2 jalepinos, some red onion, garlic and red bell pepper—it was fantastic! Seriously spicy and seriously messy, I’m glad I made enough of this recipe to have as a quick dinner before I go to school tomorrow. As I said before, this week is going to be quite busy as I have to get to school 1 1/2 hours early everyday just to make up what I missed last week. That means rushing home from work, eating something FAST, then racing to school. I think I have it covered though with fast, healthy meals (and a little help from Amy’s to boot!).

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I actually got a lot done this afternoon. It was such a nice surprise to be cut early and have all afternoon and evening to get caught up on things. Also, I did something I’ve never done before. I practiced yoga on my own! I think I have come to a stage in my practice where I can do this and feel comfortable. I have been practicing, for those of you that don’t know, for about six years now and was very close to getting my yoga teacher certification last summer. I would still love to do that and just might when I’m all done with school and have paid off my loans (it’s an expensive certification!). Anyways, I rolled out my mat, put on my ipod and practiced for about 30 minutes. Not that long of a time but I got some great sun salutations in there and a bit of meditation at the end.

For dessert tonight I defrosted and reheated one of Lindsay’s double chocolate muffins that I made a couple weeks ago. I’m such a bad recipe tester and haven’t been so diligent lately because of my life in general but need to get back on it!!

Dexter likes the strings to my apron 🙂

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I’m catching up on some emails/blog comments along with studying for my make-up test tomorrow at school but hopefully will be able to get in bed early and read soon!

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9 Comments

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    hk
    May 12, 2008 at 12:27 am

    yum! I can’t believe I havn’t made this yet–definitely a combo of all of my fav. foods! Glad the day has gone well, have a nice Sunday night 🙂 Sounds like a busy week ahead, you’ll be great 😉

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    Allyson
    May 12, 2008 at 12:33 am

    OMG! That looks delicious! Def right up my alley!

    PS-LOVE the shoes 😉

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    VeggieGirl
    May 12, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Jennifer’s AND Lindsay’s recipes never disappoint – sounds like you had a great dinner and dessert!!

    Glad that your afternoon was nice and productive – enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

    Haha, can’t get over how adorable Dexter is!!! :0)

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    Becca A
    May 12, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Dinner looks good! Funny you mentioned the yoga teaching certification, I meant to ask the other day if you had ever considered it.

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    Cassie
    May 12, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Sweet potato quinoa tacos- that is a must try! Glad you got out early and had some time to get stuff done!

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    erica
    May 12, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Man, I gotta try those soon! I’m crazy for mexican food, and I, too, absolutely love sweet potatoes and quinoa.

    Have a great night Jenna!

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    Romina
    May 12, 2008 at 1:44 am

    That burrito looks dee-lish!

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    Hannah
    May 12, 2008 at 2:33 am

    I LOVE your shoes (especially the red ones)! And, of course, your dinner looks delish…

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    Jessica
    May 12, 2008 at 3:05 am

    hi jenna, i’m a long-time reader but first time commenter…i am also a big fan of yoga and i recently discovered yogajournal.com. the website has some fantastic sequences for practicing at home and even a practice builder that you can use to design your own practice, pose by pose. i highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already!

    by the way, i love the pics of little dex. i have two cats myself (brother and sister) who just turned a year old…they definitely add such life to the house. i’m going to go cuddle with my little boy right now, have a great night!

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