Yep—you guessed it—another sweet potato!!! I really do LOVE sweet potatoes; they are actually one of my favorite foods so I was more than happy to eat two of them in one day. They happen to pretty darn healthy, too ;). For dinner tonight I wasn’t really “craving” anything in particular. I wasn’t even all that hungry after my early afternoon snack of two oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies (sans sugar!)…but I knew I had to eat before school so I pulled one last dinner out of my bare kitchen…looks like tomorrow I’ll be eating a veggie burger! I made a variation of the “Cashew-Ginger Tofu” from ED&BV that actually turned out quite nice. I used peanut butter instead of cashew butter and was out of soy sauce so I just used a dash of salt instead. I cut this recipe down to serve 1 person but didn’t bother measuring anything out…just used a tbsp of peanut butter and a dash of this and a dash of that. I also steamed up some red hued quinoa to have on the side as well.


Bringing another cookie with me to school for later. Even without sugar, these things are pretty sweet! 🙂


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  • Becca A
    May 22, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    I know you’ve answered this before, but how do you prepare your quinoa? I bought some out of a bulk bin of a health food store a few days ago but don’t know what to do with it…
    I’m with you on the sweet potatoes, I could live off of them!

  • jenna
    May 22, 2008 at 9:40 pm


    All you do is simmer it in 2x water (1/4 cup quinoa to 1/2 cup water) for about 15 minutes, covered, until the quinoa is tender. Easy!

  • Romina
    May 22, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Your dinner looks delicious, and well balanced. =) Red quinoa rocks.

  • jenny
    May 22, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    how big are your sweet potatoes? the only ones i could find are around 8 inches long 6 inches wide. Gigantic!!

  • Ashley H
    May 23, 2008 at 12:56 am

    How funny Jenny the only ones I can find in the stores are 4-5 inches long and 2 inchs thick. I used to work at a restaurant that had huge sweet potatoes like that but I could never find them in the stores!

    Oh Jenna did the cookies have a weird texture because a while back I made vegan banana bread and forgot the sugar. The bread turned out really gummy and I was wondering if it was because of the lack of sugar.

  • brit
    May 23, 2008 at 1:53 am

    hi, jenna! kind of a random question but i was wondering about your nutrition and wellness certification…..i have been looking into it a little bit, mainly just out of curiosity, but i am kind of toying with the idea of pursuing it…..although it would completely be an “on the side” thing for me, as i am starting grad school in the fall and going into a completely unrelated area (history–i hope to be a professor!). so, anyway, i am sure in the end i will decide it isn’t practical for me….but i was just wondering in what ways you are using your certification (or plan to in the future) and if it has been financially beneficial to you….

  • magpie
    May 23, 2008 at 2:02 am

    I love sweet potatoes too – and also butternut squash and acorn squash. They’re such wonderful vegetables.

  • Betsy
    May 23, 2008 at 3:30 am

    i could probably eat sweet potatoes every day. i’m obsessed.

  • Cassie
    May 23, 2008 at 10:44 am

    My family calls me sweet potato because of how much I eat them haha. I could easily live off of them for the rest of my life!

  • jenna
    May 23, 2008 at 12:35 pm


    I’m not using it at all right now because all my efforts are focused on school. I got it to put on my resume and, in the future, if I want to start my own business or something i would have it behind me to let people know that I knew my stuff. Everything is really on hold right now until I finish school in the fall.

    Ashley H,

    Nope–even without the sugar the cookies kept the same texture. They do have maple syrup in them as well but now taste more like a chocolate chip biscuit rather than a sweet cookie. I rather like them! Not sure what caused the gummy texture of your bread. Perhaps overmixing it or not baking it long enough….


    I get my sweet potatoes from the farmers market and they are averaging about 6-7 inches long. Pretty small, I think!