Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes And a Great Blog to Check Out

Adding more vegetables and healthy carbs instead of simple ones to my diet has been one of my biggest improvements.

Yes, today started with french toast made out of homemade Brioche bread with some egg and almond milk (I just had one slice with fruit but it WAS good)  It was Sunday and my skinny husband managed to eat several slices and a couple of  scrambled eggs.

So our mid-day meal was going to be light and healthy and dinner will simply be a salad with LOTS of veggies.

Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes. The recipe is from

which is my all time favorite go-to website for really easy healthy foods, many vegan and gluten free and all heavy on plants.

All you need is a can of chick peas (garbanzos), some spices to toss the beans and a little oil in,  four sweet potatoes, and a few simple ingredients (hummus, lemon juice, dillweed and garlic)  you likely have in your fridge for the cool and creamy sauce.  She also gives suggestions for toppings and sides and the recipe is really easy to follow.
As suggested, cutting them in half made them roast with the chickpeas in just a little more than half an hour, so it was less than an hour from start to table.

Served with a green salad on the side, my husband said "it's a keeper" and he didn't miss the meat with Sunday dinner at all.


  1. Yum, now that looks good! Anything with sweet potato is usually quite tasty. You must do a lot of cooking!


  2. Hari OM
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm-alicious, those are two of my favourite foods, the kumera and the chana! Definitely gonna try this one out.
    Eyes-on... YAM xx

  3. That french toast looks amazing.
    I cooked Military Husband pancakes this morning!

    1. It was just some getting dried out homemade brioche (don't ask how much butter goes into that though), dipped into three eggs, a splash of almond milk, a splash of Mexican vanilla and a pinch of cardamom and cinnamon. We normally do pancakes every weekend but the bread got neglected with a crazy week and needed to get used up.

  4. YAH.....That french toast looks to die for. Your pictures are so good that they could be in food photography!!!
    I loved her blog and will check it out further. Shes also on pinterest so im following



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