11 March 2014


Prepare your ears...

Sweet potatoes.  Stuffed with quinoa.  Kale.  Sauteed onions.  Almonds.  And cranberries.

Ladies and gentlemen, if there's one thing better than foodporn, it's this.  This is more than just porn.  This is true love.  With the sexiest food on the planet.  I almost feel like I'm taking this too far now, because it's starting to feel a bit weird, but suffice it to say, this was damn good and fairly healthy.  And because I love this, and I love the world right now, I'm sharing it with you, person reading this blog post.  Enjoy.  You can thank me later.

I went off of this recipe I found on Pinterest.  Now, the recipe doesn't explain step by step instructions in detail, which for someone like me where the term "amateur" in the kitchen is too high a regard, leaves a lot to be desired.

I'll just say for those who are not as savvy in the kitchen (read: people who need detailed instruction manuals (read: me)), the steps I took to achieve all necessary parts of this meal.  Or you could just google each step, like I did, but now I've put it all here for you in one convenient spot!

For the sweet potatoes:
  • wash them in the sink and scrub all the dirt off
  • dry thoroughly with paper towels
  • stab them all over with a fork (if you have any aggression, here's a good chance to take it all out)
  • put them on a foil lined baking sheet
  • bake at 350 for 1 hour, turning them over at the halfway point
For the quinoa:
  •  rinse quinoa in a strainer (obviously one that doesn't have big holes because hello, quinoa is TINY)
  • make sure it's somewhat dry-ish, then put in a saucepan with your veggie broth and bring to a boil
  • once it's boiling, turn the heat down to low heat so it simmers for about 15-20 minutes (or until the broth is absorbed and the quinoa is light and fluffy
  • take off the heat and fluff with a fork
 For the other stuff:
  • put a saucepan on the stove at medium-high heat
  • once the pan is hot, pour in your olive oil and woosh around (carefully - hot oil hurts like a bitch, or so I've heard)
  • put in your onions and consistently move them around or flip them (again, carefully, because hot oil) until soft and starting to golden
  • add kale, cranberries, and almonds
  • when kale gets a bit darker and softer, add quinoa
  • take off heat and mix together (at this point I put it all in a bowl and added a little sliver of butter here rather than cooking the onions with both oil AND butter)
Slice open your 'taters, stuff with the goodies, and enjoy!  I put some in tupperware containers for tomorrow, and for which I am very excited to enjoy all over again.  :p

One more look for the road?

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