Thursday, June 11, 2009

you say potato, i say po-tahhhhh-to

pictured above: spicy sweet potato salad, vegan baked beans,
and a chickpea cutlet-(from veganomicon)

nothing says summer like a good potato salad. regular potato salad has all that mayo and eggs in it so it's not a very heart healthy choice. well, i have a potato salad you can live with--and it doesn't taste like crap.
spicy sweet potato salad (makes 2-4 servings)

you'll need:

  • 2 really big sweet potatoes
  • a small bunch of kale
  • about 1/2 c. of veganaise
  • ms. dash chipotle blend
  • 1T apple cider vinegar
  • squirt of lime juice to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • chili powder to taste

peel, cube, and boil those taters until tender. drain. in a separate pan, wash, chop, and ever so slightly steam the kale. drain that too. mix the taters and kale with the veganaise, vinegar, and ms. dash. add the lime, salt, and chili powder to your specs. you could also use some sweet chili sauce in place of the ms. dash if you feel like it and it would taste fine. i served mine with the baked beans and the chickpea cutlet-(which i had stored several cutlets in the freezer pre-morning sickness and was pleasantly surprised i had them during a freezer purge!) FYI: the chickpea cutlets hold up really well in the freezer, so if you ever make that recipe from v-con, know that you can stash a few in there and they come in handy for other meals. i like to eat mine with a little yellow mustid.

thanks so much for the love and support dear readers. it's so nice to be back and i got all misty eyed with the congrats, support, etc.


nora said...

yummm sweet potatoes > potatoes. always.

VeganCowGirl said...

mmmm this looks so good - I can't get kale here, but maybe I can sub in some spinach.
I am so excited for you - being pregnant! Jen that is great.
And don't stress about the non-vegan shite. Come on! You are super woman, you are making a baby, you HAVE to listen to your body, to your baby and the rest will all just fall into place, and if others can't deal..too damn bad. The blog world loves your recipes and just because you had some ensure (ewwwww sorry about that) etc that doesn't make you a 'bad vegan'. No worries. My thoughts are with you. Email me if you need anything - like support, belgian chocolate sent over on the NEXT plane! No problem. Be well and cuddle that baby!!!!