Potatoes and Peaches

Things I Make that Make Me Happy

Everything Is Better As A Burrito

Posted by potatoesnpeaches on April 7, 2008

All the crap in the background makes you feel like you’re right in my kitchen, am I right?

Sweet potatoes and me, what can I say? We’ve long found each other attractive, flirted at parties, talked for long hours but always holding back, never taking that leap. We’d been…hurt before. That old story, girl meets potato (my cat is also named Potato, but I am not speaking of her, I am speaking of potatoes), girl enjoys potato’s distinctive and inviting orangey hue. Girl says “Hey, come back to my place, have a beer.” Followed by disaster. Burned. Underdone. Sometimes both. And then the next time they meet, there’s that uncomfortable silence, where saying “Hey, don’t worry about it, it happens sometimes,” only serves to make thing infinitely worse than before. Awkward.

But this time, this time the stars aligned and we gripped each other’s sweaty palms as we ran to the altar of love and declared, “Okay love! I am your bitch! Do as you will!”

I’m told sometimes that maybe I should get out more. Mostly I’m told it by myself.

Anywhoozle, I’d been meaning to make this Vegetarian Times recipe that LindyLoo posted ages and ages ago, but never got around to it, I was too fearful of the sweet potato. This is all long gone now, I’m happy to say.

I agree with her sentiments about the peanut sauce. I’m personally a huge fan of peanut sauce, I like it a little bit on the spicy side. One of my favorite things to eat is cold leftover Pad Thai, heavy on the peanut sauce. Actually, Things That Were Hot But Aren’t Anymore is a favorite genre of food, if you will. It’s not the same as cold food, it’s completely different. Right, so this peanut sauce I felt could have used more oomph, but I agree it was better when considered as part of the whole composition of the dish. It found it’s peanutty niche but I would still have added some cayenne or more garlic or something. Something to make the sauce stand up and say “Listen here! I am about to rock you! Prepare to be rocked!” I have fonder memories of the dessert peanut sauce I put over some banana the other night, and that was just peanut butter, hot water, agave nectar, and a pinch of salt.

Two more things. 1) I am pretty sure I used enormous sweet potatoes instead of medium, because they took forever to cook, and if I have 2 servings then this recipe was created by a giant. Hagrid? 2) I couldn’t find roasted, salted peanuts in the bulk bins, so I went with cashews which I like better anyway.

The recipe is here. I always feel weird copying and pasting other people’s recipes, or recipes they took the time to copy from somewhere else. I’ll get over it maybe around post…umm…15? But this is only 13 so we ain’t there yet.

So about the title. I firmly believe it. Anything and everything is better as some kind of burrito. And in my book, lettuce wraps count as burritos. Wraps count as burrito, they’re just called wraps to sound healthier I think. This morning, since I have so much of it left, I stirred some of the leftover sweet potato mixture into my tofu scramble and it was delish! It was wrapped up into a breakfast burrito. Here it is cooling off a bit on it’s magic tortilla carpet. In there you will also spy some green bell pepper.

For lunch, I put the leftover portion I couldn’t finish from Friday into another tortilla and it was super great! I have trouble chewing cooked greens, I don’t know why, but I think next time I make this I’ll take the leftover spinach/garbanzo mixture and blend it. So it’ll be like a burrito with two sauces, spinach and peanut. Yum Yum!

I have no picture of the burrito because I feel it is self-explanatory, but here is a picture of my cat, Potato. She is guarding my snack box full of origami papers.

And just to be completely random, here’s a picture of my refrigerator from a couple of weeks ago (I think). There’s beer AND wine, some stuff I don’t recognize, I think that container full of orange/red stuff is hummus, and the big green thing in the middle is full of baked beans I did not like so good but were okay with the addition of soy hot dog. The big shiny thing behind it is a bag of lettuce.


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