The right spatula makes a difference !

Mommy and me were fixing up some oven-roasted potato wedges and the Impossible Jalapeno Burgers today and when it came time to cook the patties, I started off using a wooden spatula ’cause I was using a cast-iron skillet and didn’t want a plastic one to get possibly melted from the heat. When it came time to flip the patties, it was a disaster. One patty just fell apart and the other had all the wonderful seared crust stick to the skillet ! I switched to a metal spatula and it made all the difference ! That sharper, flatter edge to the end of the spatula helped it get under the patty and flip it over without the patties breaking apart. I won’t be making that mistake again.

I love ice cream

Today I had ice cream for the first time in what feels like a while and man, I forgot how freaking delicious it can be ! My mom and me got a book a while back called “Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream: The Art and Science of the Scoop*” that I might start to really read ’cause it would be amazing to just fix up any flavor that sounded good instead of being restricted to whatever was in stock at the local grocery stores. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor (vegan or otherwise)?

Take care y’all !

*I was not paid in any form to mention this book.

What do you prefer?

I tried out this recipe I came across on the internet for “fry-day” and it was a disaster ! Onions were black by the end and potatoes looked browned but I think absorbed a lot of the oil, etc. The frustration with not having it turn out good and not having a recipe to share with y’all plus in an unrelated conversation, my mom mentioning quality over quanity sort of led me to wonder, as a reader, would you rather:

A.) Have me share recipes practically everyday that weren’t mine but hey, you get something new to look forward to everyday or…

B.) Only see recipes that I made up myself,even if that meant going who knows how many days without posting something but knew when I finally did that it should be delicious or…

C.) still go with posting only original content but keep you updated daily with the attempts of getting that eventual recipe I’m proud of or…

D.) an option I didn’t cover with A, B, or C.

Let me know !

Take care y’all !

Black Bean And Sweet Potato Tacos

Happy Taco Tuesday y’all !

My mom can verify this, I have hated sweet potatoes for a long time thanks to a bad Thanksgiving experience years ago but this recipe has actually made me enjoy sweet potatoes ! The original version of this was lacking a bit in flavor but a teaspoon of smoked paprika and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin really helped turn this into something awesome. The red onion slices weren’t called for but they add a nice contrasting texture and a pop of color.

This recipe came from Fast & Easy Vegan Cookbook by JL Fields.

I wasn’t paid in any form to mention this recipe or the cookbook.

Take care y’all !