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Taking a World Tour this Weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I have a lot of sweet potatoes.

Random announcement, yes. But it's true. And it's the reason I'll be taking a world tour this weekend....because at a certain point, you get sick of sweet potato fries and mashed sweet potatoes, and you have to try something different!

Three friends have unloaded garden extras that are getting ready to go bad. They've been properly stored...but it's time to use 'em or lose 'em!

In addition to my abundance of sweet potatoes, I have TONS of lentils (both red and green); lots of rice, a couple of pounds of tomatoes, one or two large eggplants, several acorn squashes, and a big butternut squash. And I will put them ALL to use!

This is what I will plan to cook this weekend (and this will be my CULINARY world tour!)

African Sweet Potato Stew
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=185170

Mauritian Red Lentils
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=1979454

Lebanese Lentils and Rice
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=2060174

Stuffed Acorn Squash (with Cinnamon-Scented Quinoa)
http://www.choosingraw.com/g
enas-mostly-raw-all-vegan-
thanksgiving-menu/

Vegetarian Vindaloo
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=1972875

Baigan Bharta
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=920277

Eggplant Marsala
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=1244522

Eggplant Parmesan
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=1452572

Eggplant Napolean
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=1568637

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=1980838

IF, after making all of these OTHER dishes, I still have veggies left over, I will also make either Ratatouille (http://recipes.sparkpeople.co
m/recipe-detail.asp?recipe
=109511) or Gumbo (http://recipes.sparkpeople.co
m/recipe-detail.asp?recipe
=1511049)

After Sunday, my freezer will be VERRRRRY full. And I will have NO EXCUSE to eat out! (In theory....)

Super excited to try some of these recipes! And hey, check out the similar ingredients in all of them! I might need to reinvest in some spices by the time I'm finished, but my taste buds should be satisfied no matter WHAT I'm craving for a LOOOONG time to come!!
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JBELICIOUS5 11/30/2012 10:51PM

    The recipes look really yummy--and the cooking sounds like a lot of fun too! Be sure to let us know how your "world tour" goes!

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JULESRULES78 11/30/2012 8:14PM

    Wholly Cow! I hope it all fits. I think I'm in need of a serious batch cooking session to straighten out my mood and my pocket book. Thanks for the inspiration!

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SADWHITEWOLF 11/30/2012 3:50PM

    I love mixing up my food ethnicity.
Been on a real Indian kick lately

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IGSBETH 11/30/2012 3:28PM

    Yum!

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CHERRYTOMATO 11/30/2012 11:54AM

    Yum, yum yum.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 11/30/2012 10:25AM

    Great plan!

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SHARJOPAUL 11/30/2012 7:35AM

    Yum, hope you have a huge freezer for all those goodies.

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EASTENDCLAM 11/29/2012 6:01PM

    Send me some sweet potato shepherds pie please please please.

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KIMPY225 11/29/2012 1:15PM

    Good luck with all of the cooking!

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NICKI109 11/29/2012 1:14PM

    Yum, your house is going to smell delicious. Good luck and hope they all taste as great as they sound!

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IRONBLOSSOM 11/29/2012 1:03PM

    Wow, you're ambitious!! I need to do a cooking weekend and then pack and freeze meals for the next week or two, but I just don't have the time this time of year.

Everything sounds great, good luck! :-)

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ADARKARA 11/29/2012 12:36PM

    Everything sounds delish!

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