After an afternoon of painting and playdough, I decided to make a purchase to hopefully help boost the quality of my pictures (my creative outlet). I have been wanting one for a long time now and I am so excited to start using it! I especially bought it for food photography but I am sure I will find other uses too! Start looking for more clear photos from me in the future. If you haven't guessed yet (or seen the picture posted directly below), it's a tripod! (Yes, I realize the picture OF the tripod is slightly blurry... hence the reason I bought a tripod.)
Dinner tonight was one of my all time favorite recipes- Sweet potato tacos! The flavors between all the veggies, beans, and spices, compliment each other perfectly!
I would consider this a cheap and easy meal, but not exactly fast, due to the excessive amount of chopping involved.
But it is worth it! Especially if you designate your husband as your sous chef and assign the chopping to him... while you do "everything else" (open the beans and measure the spices... that's about it).
Sweet Potato Tacos
Adapted from Skinny Bitch- Ultimate Everyday Cookbook
2 tablespoons safflower oil
1 large sweet potato (or 2 small), peeled and cubed
1 red pepper, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon oregano
1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large tomato, diced
salt and pepper
8 small tortillas
1 handful chopped cilantro
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the sweet potato and saute until almost soft. Add the red pepper, garlic, and all spices. Saute 3 minutes. Stir in the beans and tomato and cook 3-5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Slightly toast both side of the tortillas in the oven on broil (this will only take a few minutes- watch them carefully!) Spread the sweet potato mixture on the tortillas. Top with avocado and cilantro.
Nate informed me the other day that I had created 23 blog posts so far. Then he proceded to say that he didn't know I had that many ideas. HA! That's why he is designated sous chef.
If you are looking for inspiration, or ways to be more creative, I suggest you create some finger paintings yourself. Then make some sweet potato tacos. I'm pretty sure that is the magic combination for boosting your creativity. Lets hope so anyway. Otherwise, I might not make it past this (my 25th) blog post.