Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

This is a two part recipe. The first part is making the curry paste (you can also buy curry paste). This curry paste recipe, adapted slightly from Pinch of Yum, is easy to do and will make double (or more) the amount you need for the curry, so freeze the other half for use later. Yellow Curry Paste 4 large shallots 4 large heads of garlic 1 6-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced 1½ tablespoons salt 2-3 tablespoons turmeric 2-3 tablespoons mild curry powder 2 teaspoons roasted ground coriander 3 tablespoons lemongrass paste (I use Gourmet Garden which they sell … Continue reading

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Patties

Yummy! These have a little kick, and you can up that with more peppers if you wish. We had them with diced tomato, shredded lettuce, and vegan mayo. I had one the next day tossed into a salad with salsa and vegan sour cream. Ingredients 1/2 cup oats 2 1/2 cups baked and mashed sweet potatoes 1/2 onion diced 3 cups cooked black beans 1 cup flour 1 1/2 cups panko crumbs 1 jalapeno finely diced 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1/4 cup nutritional yeast Process Mix all ingredients. Allow to … Continue reading

Organizing My 2016 – Back to the Future with a Paper Planner

I’m an early adapter of technology. I love gadgets (see Apple watch on wrist). So, I’ve tried quite a few programs to do my to-do lists, brainstorming notes, etc., as well as calendaring and address book. It has worked well for addresses and calendar (which would be perfect if Exchange would play more nicely with iCal). But, for to-do lists, note making, and general planning, I haven’t come up with something that really works. What I want, ideally, is to keep track of what I need to do, but reduce the amount of needless fretting and spinning in circles. Additionally, taking … Continue reading