sweet potato

Grain Lab

September 2, 2014

In my experience, there’s two types of Burbanks – the retro/funky kind with restaurants like The Tallyrand and fun thrift shopping, and the massive strip malls that feel like Anytown, USA.  I visited the latter, and was surprised to find this gem amongst the giant chain stores. Grain Lab Deli/Kitchen has been open for 2 years […]

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

July 15, 2014

I usually bake my sweet potatoes in large batches, but in the summertime, I choose to ignore the oven. Crockpot, who knew you were my year-round buddy?  Scrub the potatoes clean, pierce them with a fork, wrap in foil, and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours. Eat with maple butter… …or mash it up! […]

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December 21, 2013

Picked up a bag of Korean Sweet Potatoes from California Market the other week – perfect for Christmas, because of their mild Chestnut flavor. These guys dry out easily, so instead of microwaving them like I do with the Trader Joe’s variety, I cook them using my Mom’s method. Then, they’ve gone into everything from […]

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LA Creme Pie

November 24, 2013

Hit the Larchmont Farmers Market this morning – filled up on fruit, and brought home a bunch too… …then swung by the grocery store and picked up a few things that are a little more processed. Yoplait sent a few coupons for their products – I WAS NOT digging this Boston Creme Pie flavor… …but […]

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Left A Jar

November 21, 2013

Peanut Butter one almost empty… …I filled it with 1/2 a cup of nonfat cottage cheese sweetened with Liquid Stevia… …and a chopped sweet potato. Capped + eaten on the run. Back home for lunch, the vegetable du jour was incorporated into a salad – basically the same one as last night’s post-Disneyland dinner, but […]

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