Carrot Fries, Sweet Potato Tacos + Lemony Pan-Fried Chickpeas with Chard

Last week was super busy, so I made all of my VegCookbook Club recipes last night:

Sweet Potato Tacos

Sweet Potato Tacos

These were tasty, but I don’t know that I’ll make them again. I kept wanting them to be mashed up beans. What did excite me about the recipe is that I discovered that yams, or what some people call “sweet potatoes” have protein in them! The Sweet Potato Tacos recipe says that a serving contains 7g of protein. I was curious where it was coming from, so I did a little research. The tortillas I used, La Tortilla Factory Hand Made Style White Corn Tortillas, have 5g of protein in each tortilla. According to the SF Gate article, How Much Protein is in a Cooked Sweet Potato?,  a “4-ounce sweet potato provides nearly 2 grams of protein.” Who knew?

Carrot Fries

Carrot Fries

Crazy good. I didn’t add the recommended cumin to them, but I did add the suggested tablespoon of agave nectar. I used one bunch of orange carrots, and once bunch of purple and yellow carrots, so they turned out extra pretty (:

Lemony Pan-Fried Chickpeas with Chard

Lemony Chick Peas and Chard

Yum!  This wasn’t a particularly complicated recipe, so I can’t put my finger on why they were so good, but they were. Something about how the chick peas were cooked made them extra creamy and delicious. I followed the recipe as written, except for adding two cloves of minced garlic to the sautéing onions at the beginning.

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8 responses to “Carrot Fries, Sweet Potato Tacos + Lemony Pan-Fried Chickpeas with Chard

  1. Nice! I almost made those chickpeas this week but ran out of chard. I guess I should go out and find me some! :)

  2. I simply ran out of time this week, but I love the recipes you’ve made-I can already tell. I love this cook book so I’m sure I’m going to make many more of the recipes over time. The new book came today–so I think I need to cook a little more! :-)

  3. Found some more chard so I made the lemony chickpeas and chard. Good, quick and tasty. Not OMG this is great, but nice and simple.

  4. Just got my hands on this book, and so far I love it! I made the Nori wraps with the orange cashew cream and they are really tasty, easu and fresh! the minestrone soup was also very tasty and delicious. i plan on making both the spinach soup and the lemony chickpeas this week

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