Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Spinach

The husband was sad that he was called out here for coming home late yesterday. But I had wanted to go to the gym earlier – my shows were on! He redeemed today by starting this while I worked late today.

I saw a recipe on thekitchn.com for a coconut curried chickpeas over sweet potatoes (theirs is linked at the end of post). That did not appeal totally. So this is what I came up with, it is sorta Moroccan-Mediteranean in flavor profile, like southern Spain in the cold mountains or something like that.  And while I don’t normally post calories, this whole ginormous plate clocks in at 670. So healthy, low cal, check and check. Oh and it is super speedy, other than baking the potatoes. Super tasty too.

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Puy Lentils with Feta, Almonds and Roast Vegetables

I’m leaving the commentary to a minimum here and just saying make this. ZOMFG make this. Bonus is that it is healthy and other than the feta, complete detox food. Leave out the feta for dairy-free/vegan.  This is aces and going on rotation.

It is super versatile and could be stuffed in squash, portobello mushrooms, or along side a pork roast, if you eat the meat. I don’t, but just saying. I used this as a base and tweaked it to make it. I made it a bit more substantial and added some more flavors I like.

Make it!

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Look ma! No Picture Fail! Sorta!

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi Part 1

Ok, so I am still sick/sick again. I don’t get it – a month of having a cold? Who has that? According to the doctor, apparently everyone. Stupid and there is nothing that can be done. By Sunday I was so wrecked and stuffed up that we didn’t bother to drink the ’93 Reserve Veuve Clicquot that we have been holding and needs to be drank, like now. No point, I prolly could not taste it anyhow. Yesterday we went to a daytime party where I sat kinda dazed and unable to hold conversation for a couple hours before leaving. Then fell asleep sitting upright on the couch.

As an aside, if I had a brain, I would have bought Complete: The Smiths Deluxe Boxset  for myself, or at least asked the husband to get it for me, though I think he would have balked at the price and the fact that we have no more room for the vinyl.  I am just staring at the purchase page longingly every so often, then flipping away trying not to pull the trigger, really only because I only really want all the cover art that comes with it, I already most of the other stuff that it comes with.  But I want the cover art and the set and everything. Oh well, who knows what I may do being a compulsive shopper and all.

Back to the point.

I woke up and made the gnocchi with the husband for later in the week to go with roasted brussel sprouts.

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