Posts tagged ‘wiaw’

May 16, 2012

Recipe Wednesday: Mexi-Filled Sweet Potato Skins

So my recipe today as stolen from pinterest, came from the blog pinch of yum and let me tell you, I was stoked to try it!

The way she did while I’m sure was delicious had to be adapted as my electric mixer is broken and I had to just skip it.

Mexi-Filled Sweet Potato Skins

2 Sweet Potatoes

1 can Black Beans, rinsed, and drained

1 can corn, drained and patted dry

1 tablespoon butter

1 pepper (I used yellow) diced

Salt and Chili Powder to taste

Mexi-Blend Cheese

1) Preheat oven to 350 and bake the potatoes for an hour or until fork tender.

2) Add corn to a large skillet seasoning with salt and chili powder, let roast only stirring every couple minutes, for about ten minutes (until the corn is browned up). Set aside in a bowl with the black beans.

3) Saute the yellow pepper in the butter until soft, add to the black bean and corn mix.

4) When the potatoes are done take them out and let cool for 5-10 minutes.  Cut in half and scoop out inside, leaving a little bit of potato for structure.  This is where the original directions mashed up the inside of the potato with sour cream and cream cheese to add back to the skins BUT is quite difficult sans mixer so I skipped it completely and will happily eat the insides at another time.

5) Add the mixture from above to the potato skins and add cheese to the tops… I heaped because I love cheese… broil for up to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.


Blurry but delicious.

Ready to go in to the oven.

I left them in for a little too long but still good!

I have to say this is my favorite dish I’ve made yet.

❤ Kari

May 10, 2012

Recipe Wednesday: Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

I basically am doing a WIAW post because all I did today was eat… and watch movies… it was my day off and I enjoyed the heck out of it!  I found this recipe from my pinterest via the blog ournote2self and immediately had to try it! I have to say I was very excited about the result and it only took about 20 minutes to pull together.

Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

2 Mushroom Caps

1/2 c Diced Onion

1 c Diced Tomatoes (I love tomatoes so I used more than most people may want)

1 tbsp Minced Garlic

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

Pinch of Salt

4-5 Chopped Basil Leaves

Handful of Parmesan Cheese

1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and dice the veggies.  Add the olive oil to a pan and saute the onion until golden brown.  Add tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice and salt then saute.  Add basil and stir until everything is combined well.

2) Spray a baking sheet, place the mushroom caps and add the filling.  Sprinkle (or in my case heap) the cheese on and bake for 10-12 minutes.


(I really like tomatoes so I added some cherry tomatoes to the top)


Keep it real folks:)

❤ Kari