Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Love for Legumes

Inspired by one of Jennifer's culinary creations over on Veg*n Cooking and Other Random Musings, I made Sweet Potato and Lentil Burritos:

Now, this recipe was totally a happy accident. Jennifer actually made Lentil and Potato Tacos (using red potatoes), but while making out my grocery list, I failed to consult her blog. In my head, the recipe called for sweet potatoes rather than red ones. Then my Granny gave me a bagful of sweet potatoes, so even after I learned my mistake, I decided to stick with the potato change.

And then I accidentally bought small Garden Spinach burrito wraps instead of soft taco shells (which is what I really wanted...Jennifer used hard shells in her version). When I buy burrito wraps, I usually buy the giant ones. So, by comparison, these looked small in the package. But when I got them home, I realized they were quite a bit larger than a regular taco shell. Oh well, the end result was still very tasty! Although I totally screwed up Jennifer's original recipe, my version is at the end of this post.

On the side, I had my recipe for Smoky Collard Greens (in the cookbook) using greens I picked up last Saturday at the farmer's market.

Bianca's Accidental Sweet Potato and Lentil Burritos
1 cup dry lentils
1 sweet potato, diced
4 burrito wrappers (I used Garden Spinach flavor)
1/4 small onion, diced
Chili powder
Garlic Powder

Boil the lentils and onions about 45 minutes or until soft. In a separate pot, boil potatoes 20 minutes or until soft.

Season the lentils liberally with chili powder. Add cumin, paprika, and garlic powder to taste. Salt the sweet potatoes. Scoop lentils into burrito shells. Top with potatoes and salsa. Roll up and enjoy.


Sheridan said...

Sounds interesting and good! And I want some of those greens! Mmmmmm....

Anonymous said...

The best recipes are always accidental. =) Looks delicious!

J said...

This looks fantasitc, I think your recipes looks wonderful! I love sweet potatoes, and they go so well with beans and lentils!

Mmmm, great variation!!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Mmm, Sweet Potato & Lentil Burritos? Sounds like the happiest, most delicious accident ever! :0)

Lindsay (Happy Herbivore) said...

awesome. i love new ways to shove lentils in my mouth. YUM

Alicia said...

the perfect accident! hehe. It sounds great, lentils and sweet potato are a perfect match!

Anonymous said...

Those look so good! I sometimes make burritos with sweet potatoes and black beans, I may try lentils next time!

I'll have to order food next time I go to Quetzal. The Brit was there for a meeting, so I just hung out drinking coffee while I waited. I also forgot to mention in my blog that it's haunted - which is like the coolest thing ever. I LOVE haunted places!

Yeah, I thought maybe it was a little early to mention the vegan cake demo since it's still four months away... I'm so silly though, I was already thinking yesterday about what kind of yummy vegan snacks I could convert everyone with!

Theresa said...

I looove me some sweet potatos! And would you believe I've never had collard greens?

Oh, and yes, vegemite is sort of like Marmite. That same intense flavour, but marmite is a tad sweeter to Vegemite's salty. It's made with the dregs of beer brewing! Which sounds gross, but means it's full of B vitamins.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Yum, I copied down that recipe off Jennifer’s site too… the only problem is that I’ve copied SO many recipes from her site I don’t know which to try first!

Whole artichokes are on my “new foods to try” list as well, so if you get around to it first, let me know what you think!

Anonymous said...

Hey, you can comment whore as much as you like - I do it to you! haha.

Oh. My. God. I am so glad it wasn't just me! I went to the girls bathroom twice while I was there (too much coffee - haha) and both times I got a weird vibe. The first time it was kind of like a nice, calm feeling (but definitely like there was a 'presence') and the second time it was definitely uncomfortable. This was before I knew it was haunted, too.

Going on a ghost hunt must be so awesome!

Oh yeah - Leah asked me to check with you to see if you want to be added to the cake club mailing list. Do you want me to give her your address?

Me said...

Looks great! I want the collards recipe...hurry up with the cookbook, please :)

Anonymous said...

Random question time: are you on PPK, and if so, what is your username? I'm poopiebitch (original, I know).

Unknown said...

The sweet potatoes look liked they worked very well. They are always perfect with beans and lentils.