Sweet Potato Spread

Just to let you know, I have a sweet potato obsession. I think that I could live on sweet potatoes and peanut butter. So I made this spread so that I can incorporate sweet potato into more of my meals😂😂 It’s great with veggies, in wraps, bowls, and I’ve yet to try it in toast but I’m pretty sure that it would be awesome. So go ahead and get your sweet potato on!!

Sweet Potato Spread

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • Pinch of rosemary
  • 1 clove of garlic (raw or roasted)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Chop the sweet potato into 1 centimetre cubes and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Wrap the clove of garlic in a bit of tinfoil and place it on the baking sheet as well. Toss the potatoes with 1 tbsp of olive oil and place the pan in the oven to roast for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the garlic from the skin and tinfoil once cooled. Add it into a blender with the roasted sweet potato, 1 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary, salt and pepper and blend until smooth.
  4. Use as a dip, as a spread in wraps and sandwiches, or put dollop on bowls.

Hope this spread keeps your Sweet Potato obsession alive!!❤️

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked

Chickpea Salad Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Happy New Year!!🥳🥳🎉🎉 I can’t believe it’s 2020 and the start of a new decade!! If some of your New Years resolutions are to eat a bit healthier or try out some new recipes, than this is the place to be;)

Today I have a delicious stuffed sweet potato recipe that is great for lunch or dinner, and the chickpea salad stuffing can be enjoyed for days after as a quick school lunch. I’d like to be a bit more organized when it comes to lunches this year so that I have more time in the morning (to read books). So this recipe is perfect! Hope you enjoy;)

Chickpea Salad Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Serves: 1-2 (plus extra salad for lunches)

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of hummus (I used roasted red pepper flavour, but any other flavour would work)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Wash the sweet potato and cut it in half lengthwise. Place the halves skin side up on a parchment lined baking sheet, and rub them with the olive oil. Poke a few holes into the potato with a fork, and place in the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, until soft.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the chickpeas, hummus, balsamic vinegar, diced peppers, quinoa, and walnuts.
  4. Once the sweet potatoes are soft, scoop out some of the flesh from the middle of each half and mash it into the chickpea salad. Place the potatoes on a plate and scoop an equal amount of chickpea salad into each, saving the rest for later.
  5. Enjoy!!

First post of 2020 done! Thanks for all of your support in 2019;) Can’t wait for all of the new recipes and bullet journal spreads coming in 2020!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Golden Lentil and Coconut Soup

Hey there! Soup is one of the best parts of winter- after spending an afternoon sledding or making snowmen, coming inside to a warm bowl of deliciousness is heaven! This Golden Lentil and Coconut soup is full of onion, garlic, coconut milk and ginger, packing it full of flavour and richness. Turmeric lends it’s signature golden colour, and carrots and sweet potatoes offer a slight bit of sweetness to round out the savoury notes. Only 45 minutes are needed to whip up this divine soup. And those 45 minutes are DEFINITELY worth it! Enjoy;)

Golden Lentil and Coconut Soup

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs ginger
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbs turmeric
  • 1 small sweet potato, chopped into small cubes
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic into the pot and cook for 2 more minutes. Next, measure out the ginger, coriander and red pepper flakes, then dump them into the pot as well, cooking for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour the veggie stock and coconut milk into the pot and stir well. Add in the carrots, lentils, sweet potato and turmeric and mix until combined. Bring soup to a boil then let simmer for 30-35 minutes, until the sweet potato is soft.
  4. Serve with some sprouted grain bread and enjoy!!

I actually think that I’m in love with this soup…. it’s so rich and satisfying, yet fresh tasting because of the ginger and aromatics. Make sure to check my blog again on Friday for another post!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Hi guys! Now that fall has started I find myself craving warm, hearty dishes and hot tea, both to be enjoyed while reading of course! The recipe that I’m posting today is the epitome of comfort food; Shepherd’s Pie. I lightened it up a bit by not using any meat, and I also used sweet potatoes because I’m just obsessed with them! This dish definitely isn’t one that comes together in 20 minutes, but it doesn’t take hours to cook either, so it’s good for rainy days when all you feel like doing is staying home and eating good food. Hope you like it!

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Serves: 2-3

Total Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 a white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup from corn
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat 2 tbs of olive oil over medium heat. Add in the onion, garlic, zucchini, carrot, and celery and cook until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add in the chilli flakes, 1 tsp of ground thyme, basil and paprika and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Put the peas, corn, tomato paste, and water into the pot and stir. Let the mixture cook until the veggies are soft and most of the water has boiled off, creating a stew like texture. This will take about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Dump the vegetable mixture into a small loaf pan. Steam the cut up sweet potatoes for about 10-15 minutes, or until soft. Mash them in a bowl with the 1 tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of ground thyme and 1 tsp of rosemary.
  5. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
  6. Spread the mashed potatoes in an even layer on top of the veggie mixture. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the potatoes are slightly browned. Remove and enjoy!

This pie also makes great leftovers. Guess what I’m eating for lunch tomorrow? I can’t wait!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Moroccan Style Chickpea Stew

Hello there! For lunch today I made this delicious Moroccan Style Chickpea Stew. It’s packed with veggies and flavour and is the perfect way to start your week off right. I used a bunch of middle eastern spices to give it a kick, as well as some tahini and balsamic vinegar for extra deliciousness. To make sure that the carrots, peppers and sweet potatoes are cooked through I let this stew cook for about 50 minutes, but if you cut your veggies into smaller pieces then you can cut the cook time down a little bit. I sooooo wanted to freeze my leftovers in preparation for the start of school, but we’re out of freezer bags so I guess I’ll just have to eat it all in the next week. Not complaining too much about that! Quinoa makes a great vessel for this stew, but you can eat it with any other grain or even on its own. Hope you enjoy!

Moroccan Style Chickpea Stew

Serves: 4

Total Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 a white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/2 tbs oregano
  • 1/2 tbs chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 a bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add in the spices and tahini and cook for another two minutes.
  3. Dump the chickpeas, carrots, peppers, sweet potato, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar into the pot. Stir the mixture well and make sure that all the vegetables are covered by liquid. If they aren’t, I recommend adding the 1/2 cup of water so that everything cooks faster.
  4. Bring the stew to a boil and then let simmer for about 40-50 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are soft. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with cooked grains and enjoy!

Have a great week everyone!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))