October 05, 2008
In January I'm starting school at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Have I mentioned this before? I'm pretty psyched. Anyway, one of the things that has come across in my warm-up classes is the topic of cravings. For most of us, it's that hauntingly familiar sweet tooth that says "Hey, honey, look! Oreos are on sale!" or "Please, a plain dark chocolate bar is practically healthy..."
Anyway, I'm reading about a method to curb a sweet tooth with naturally sweet foods, like sweet potatoes or pumpkin or something like that. Hmphh. Tell THAT to a carton of Ben and Jerry's. But it's worth a try.
I found this recipe in Veganomicon. It's really easy and seems to beg for innovatative modifications. It takes about an hour, but most of that time is hands-off so you can get a little Netflix watching in while it bakes.
Sweet Potato-Pear Tzimmes with Pecans and Raisins
You essentially take sweet potatoes, pears, pecans and raisins, mix 'em together with some seasoning and bake. Super easy! Makes 4-6 side dishes.