My Sweet Sweet Love

I wanted something quick and tasty for dinner last night. I left Alex in charge of prep while I was on a run with my good friend Chelsea, and I came home to this:

Apparently grating sweet potatoes is not the easiest thing. But we managed to get through it. 🙂

I love me some sweet potatoes. I could eat them with every dinner, I think, given the opportunity. Baked, roasted, boiled, mashed, grated, sauteed…they never get old.

Last night we had  them in quesedilla form. Several people have recommended sweet potato enchiladas to me, and I think this was probably similar. As this was DELICIOUS, I will delve in enchiladas next!


  • 3 tbl oil
  • 4 cups grated sweet potatoes
  • 1.5 cups diced onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Toppings of choice: salsa, sour cream, avocado, etc.


Sautee onions and garlic in oil until translucent on medium-high heat.

Add sweet potato, cumin, oregano, cayenne, cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. When sweet potatoes are tender and a bit brown, remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese on half  of a tortilla, top with 1/4 sweet potato mixture, close and cook on skillet over high heat for 3-4 minutes per side. If you cover the pan in a thin layer of oil, it will make the tortilla crispy.

Top with salsa, extra cheese, sour cream, avocado, etc. Whatever floats your boat!
Today I used the leftovers to make one for lunch and there were a couple of things, some of which should have been obvious. Make sure to warm leftover mixture before adding to the tortilla. The tortilla can’t take the heat necessary to heat the mixture through. I used a cast iron grill pan at lunch and I liked the charred grill marks that it left!

Yes that’s some lactaid. Cheese is my friend only when I take these little tabs along with it! A recent, and sad, development.

Also there was a surprise in the mail today!

Vibrams! I am going to start walking to work in them and eventually build up to running in them if I can! I am so excited!!


One response to “My Sweet Sweet Love

  1. These are also good with some black beans…I have been eating this for like a week. Mash the black beans with like 1/4 tsp cumin and a little garlic powder, then I spread them on a tortilla and smoosh the sweet potato mash in there, fold over and grill.

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