Roasted sweet potatoes


6-8 medium sized sweet potatoes

1 red pepper, sliced

1 small onion sliced

1 tbsp. brown sugar ( I did’nt have any this time)

1 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. roasted red pepper flakes and garlic

2 oz. butter unsalted

2 tbsp. olive oil,

2 tbsp thyme

1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Recipe: Peel and slice the sweet potatoes to approximately 1/3-inch thick slices. Put them in a mixing bowl and toss them with the rest of the ingredients until they are evenly seasoned.

Arrange the sweet potatoes on a baking tray over parchment paper and bake them in a preheated oven at 375 F for about 25 minutes or until they are soft to touch but not mushy.

Enjoy with sautee ground turkey and salad.

What’s your favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes?


Impromptu dinner

I’m the type to know what I’ll be making for dinner as soon as I wake up. I guess I just want to make sure I have every single ingredient at hand.  Maybe I want to have day dreams about what I’ll be nourishing myself with later on in the day. Who knows? hehe. But today I just didn’t even think about my main meal of the day. I wasn’t able to go grocery shopping so when dinner time came, I had to put together what I could with what I had. Which let me tell you was not much.


1 turkey Kielbasa

1/4 sliced red peppers and shallots combined

1 cup chopped kale

1 1/2 cup whole grain penne pasta

1 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp minced garlic


Thinly slice kielbasa sausage. Heat medium size skillet. Add sausage and stir ocassionally until browned for about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minutes. Add pepper and shallots. Cook on medium heat until tender, stirring to prevent sticking.

Put 2 cups water to boil. Add pasta.Cook for 7 minutes then drain and put aside.

Go back to skillet and add chopped kale and stir. cook for 5 more minutes then turn to low heat. Add pasta , fold in and add thyme.