Today’s post is a little tongue-in-cheek. It’s to say Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Cambridge.
On more than one occasion I’ve been told I resemble Kate Middleton.
It’s a compliment and one that I always makes me laugh a bit. I’d like to think that in a Princess emergency, I could stand in for her–you should see my elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist wave. A big difference though: she wore a floor-length gown to see the movie War Horse. I wore jeans and a fleece sweatshirt.
In honor of Kate Middleton’s 30th birthday, I created Princess Kate Sweet Potato Kakes. This isn’t a fancy recipe but came together quickly with ingredients I had on hand.
Princess Kate Sweet Potato Kakes
2 baked sweet potatoes
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 a can of black beans
1/2 red pepper
1 handfull of spinach leaves
1 tsp chili powder or cumin
dash of garlic salt
dash of pepper
(Optional but recommended: juice of one lemon or lime, fresh parsley or cilantro)
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees
*Cook the sweet potatoes (I pierced them and put in the microwave for 10 min)
*Cook the quinoa and let cool
*Place sweet potatoes (I left skins on), pepper, spinach, beans, salt and pepper, chili powder/cumin, parsley in a food processor and process until mashed/blended.
*Combine the potato mixture with the quinoa and stir together
*Form mixture into patties and place on a foil-lined cookie sheet (I recommend spraying the foil with non-stick spray)
*Bake 12 minutes, flip and bake another 12 minutes
*Turn on the broiler and broil on each side for about 5 min until crisp
*Makes approximately 10 patties
I recommend serving these warm–perhaps on a bed of mixed greens, with salsa, and even an avocado. These are not the prettiest Kakes, but they are tasty and pack a nutritional punch. As I was making them, the QAG came into my kitchen and said, “You certainly have something going on there, don’t you?”
I have a sweeter version in mind for another test-kitchen operation that will include apples, of course.
Question: Who have you been told you look like?