Miso Sweet Potato, Kale, and Tofu Stir Fry

Miso Sweet Potato, Kale, and Tofu Stir Fry

Everyone seems to be into fermented foods these days, and I am no different. I love anything umami or pickled and fermented foods tend to be foods with these complex flavor profiles. What are fermented foods? Fermented foods are basically food products made/altered by microbes (often bacteria or yeast). The fermentation process has been used [...]

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Sweet Potato Kale Enchiladas

Sweet Potato Kale Enchiladas

I was lucky to find a group of college housemates who were just as food obsessed as I am.  We baked bread, we created a full Thanksgiving feast, and we even brewed beer.  This was on top of our hectic senior schedules.  We called ourselves the BlueVic, even inventing an adjective bluevicing. Bluevicing: to engage [...]

Discovering American Potatoes

Sweet potatoes, a photo by julahooper on Flickr. The sweet potato became a part of my diet after a discussion with my dance professor about increasing my potassium intake to decrease muscle spasms. Low potassium levels put you at risk for muscle spasms (charley horses...) as well as other less fun conditions. As the kidney [...]