Sesame-Soy Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

IMG_3515This is one of those dishes that just came together by accident.  I was planning on simply roasting the sweet potato and steaming the green beans.  Super simple and not very inspiring, I know.  Then I remembered THIS stir-fried sesame asparagus that I have made before.  It’s a delicious mix of salty and sweet and the sesame seeds add a nice crunch.  This recipe is a variation on that one.  I added a bit of heat and bit of bitter vinegar to better balance the flavors.  The result is a delicious and much more interesting side!

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Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

IMG_2209When I have a really busy schedule, I make a giant pot of soup that I can then reheat during the week for a quick and healthy meal.  This is one of those soups.  I love the combination of the sweetness from the sweet potatoes and the earthiness of the lentils.  By adding in some greens, I have a super nutritious, hearty, one-pot meal.  I’m always looking for new soup ideas.  Out of curiosity, what’s your favorite soup recipe?

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