Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Just dropping in to share a simple side dish we decided to whip up to accompany club sandwiches. I'm a big fan of fries, but oven fries are not really my thing. A bit too bland, I would say. However, sweet potatoes … a different story. I always have difficulty resisting a sweet and salty combo.

I was in too much a hurry today to cook completely so they didn't have time to crisp up. I did not complain as they were still very tasty but I might have to crank up the heat (or broil) for the last few minutes next time I make them.

Sweet Potato Oven Fries
  • 4 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon paprika

Simply mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure to coat every strip. Refrigerate for about an hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for around 35 minutes, , or until crisp and slightly brown, turning halfway through.

Spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce

The past two weeks have been quite hectic for me. A new semester started and is already in full spin. On top of studies, I have to start applying for clerkships and internships by next week. Basically, I’ve been home one night since. All this combined to the lack of a kitchen resulted in no posts.

But I’m back. We celebrated the boyfriend’s birthday yesterday. We had first planned on making a batch of root beer but apparently root beer extract does not exist in Montreal (if you know a place, tell me!). We still wanted to have a fun time cooking together so we headed to the Asian supermarket and stocked up on supplies to make spring rolls. I had never worked with rice paper before but the method happened to be pretty straightforward. The first few were pretty loose and not so visually appealing but we quickly got the trick.

Walnut, Date and Banana Bundt Cake

I was browsing the web this morning looking for a recipe to use up extra walnuts and dates. I got a little too exited at Costco before Christmas and bought industrial sized bags of walnuts to bake cookies and dates to makes goat cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon. Both were excellent but too much of a good thing … is too much.
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