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Pizza Inspired Sweet Potato Cakes

I have a love hate relationship with the sweet potato. (Squash, too) I may have mentioned it already.

I am learning to like sweet potatoes. Tim’s a fan and I make them for him. They are VERY good for you. Super nutrient dense. So, I decided I could learn to like them.

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Middle Eastern Spiced Cauliflower, Quinoa and Chickpea Pilaf

Resolutions? What are yours? I am not one to make resolutions.  No one sticks to them anyway, do they? And why do you have to choose the first of the year to start something new? Why can’t I decide on May 5th to stop my bad habit of choice or eat better or drink less or stop being a meanie? (I am a real meanie. . .ask around.)

A lot of people resolve to lose weight for the new year. I resolved to do that about halfway through 2011 and have lost an impressive 49  lbs so far! (It impresses me at least.) In the spirit of making sure the holiday eating doesn’t negate my new jeans size, I’d like to whip up a low calorie dinner for us. (Not to say I don’t still love to bake cakes and cookies and pies and bagels. I love it. And clearly I still do bake those things. A LOT. I just use my new found will power and sample a small piece and then send the rest away. My husband’s co-workers are frequent recipients of treats from my kitchen. You’re welcome, boys.)

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