Monday, December 5, 2011

Twice Baked Sweet Taters

I know I've said it before, but I'm saying it again. If you haven't downloaded the free Vegan Cuts Holiday Gift Guide, you need to fix that, stat. This zine-like coupon guide is too cool for school, y'all. There's discounts on all sorts of vegan goodies, plus ideas for homemade gifts and holiday recipes submitted by awesome vegan companies, like Earth Balance, Uncle Eddie's, and Mary's Gone Crackers! Click here to download your copy.

Last night, I cracked open my gift guide to make the Earth Balance-submitted recipe for Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce:

Dude. These taters rule. They're stuffed with mashed sweet potato mixed with sauteed kale and shiitake mushrooms and a sauce made of peanut butter, coconut aminos (or tamari), lime juice, and fresh ginger. I managed to slice off a giant chunk of skin while grating the ginger on my microplane, but these potatoes are so good, I don't even care that I'm missing part of my pinky finger.

I figured this meal needed some protein, so I also made the Broiled Blackened Tofu from Appetite for Reduction:

I pressed the tofu overnight in my Tofu Xpress, so it got super-firm. The tofu is rubbed with a mixture of smoked paprika and other spices and herbs. Then it's broiled until blacked. For the photo, I cut the tofu into strips so you could see the white inside contrasting with the dark outside. I really don't understand why people eat meat when they could eat like this instead.

14 comments:

T said...

Wow, that sounds amaaazing! I'm always looking for new ways to use sweet potatoes, especially with kale! Sorry about your finger though.

Shannon said...

I have been on the most serious of lime kicks. I will eat anything that i can squeeze lime juice on lately.

JL goes Vegan said...

I agree, Vegan Cuts outdid themselves on that guide!

kalewithlove said...

I NEED to try that sweet potato!! YUM!!

Alexia @ NamasteYoga said...

these sweet potatoes look so yummy! wanna bite in them right now!

Babette said...

Looks fabulous. I like how you cut the tofu for the picture... and I don't understand either why people eat meat while they could eat that.

Radu said...

I'm drooling here.. where did you learn to cook those recipes? ..

Allysia said...

Your last sentence pretty much sums up many mealtime conversations Logan and I have. Because the food I eat now is 102050505 times better than the meat stuff I ate back in the day, for realz. Also, I have to make those sweet potatoes.

Paulina said...

That is my type of meal! It looks delicious and very holiday-ish.

~Paulina @ veggout.blogspot.com

dreaminitvegan said...

Fantastic taters!

Vanilla Bean Vegan said...

Those sweet potatoes look amazing will definitly download that zine. Thanks for the information. The blackened tofu looks amazing as well, I cant believe i dont have that cookbook will have to buy it!

Erin said...

Thanks for the reminder on the Vegan Cuts guide, I totally need to take a look. The sweet potatoes sound fantastic!

Susan said...

That looks so good. All of it.

laceylovesfood said...

If someone in my family doesn't get me a tofu x-press this year, after two years of me asking, I'm confronting them!
ha!
Those sweet potatoes sound amazing.