Nolan was gone for work again this week so I planned on making theseĀ mediterranean baked sweet potatoes, because he isn’t a huge sweet potato fan, or of any meal without meat in it. šŸ™‚ (I still get teased about a time I cooked a meal for him and Scott that didn’t have meat! Ah, the travesty!) After work I jumped on my bike and battled the wind for 23 miles, all the while thinking of the sweet potatoes.

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When I got home I turned on the oven, grabbed the can of beans, opened them and realized they were great northern white beans and not garbanzo beans. I briefly considered just using them, but thought better.Ā Then I considered going to Chipotle, ordering a pizza or getting take-out Chinese food. Instead I just made scrambled eggs and went to bed. Womp, womp.

When I went to Target to get the garbanzo beans I triple checked I grabbed the right can. I found the Tahini at Whole Foods, the same day I overindulged on their salad bar. Those scrapes on the sweet potato are from when Sophie tried to grab it off the counter. I came home and it was right on the edge, as if at that point she realized it wasn’t a good ideaĀ Stinker.


For once, I followed the recipe almost to a T, even though it was a little awkward to mix cinnamon and cuminĀ together. Like my electric blue bowl?


To coat the potatoes with EVOO I just poured a tiny bit of it on the aluminum foil and then rubbed them around.


I thankfully caught my teaspoon, not tablespoon dill measurement mistake before whisking together the sauce. šŸ™‚ Mine took a little less than 1/2 cup of water to get it to a drizzly consistency.


I’m still working on my camera skills, I should have set it up better but it smelled so good, I just couldn’t wait to dig in!


BONUS: The recipe I used was adapted from this recipe, which claims it only has 313 calories per serving!



4 thoughts on “Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes”

  1. wow that sweet potato looks so good! Funnily enough, I’ve never come across a recipe like this one. I do so much surfing of the net and reading of health blogs I thought I would’ve done! So thank you so much for sharing! I need a new way of getting some protein into my diet. x

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