Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Dinner tonight was a last minute plan. I needed to use up extra sweet potatoes that I bought to use last night and so decided to use a recipe picked up from Vegan Dad, Sweet Potato Quesadillas. However, I forgot how long it takes sweet potatoes to cook, part of the reason I am so late in posting tonight. I put them in the toaster oven thinking that they would be done by 5:00, unfortunately they were not. So I made the filling before picking up the TeddyBear from work, and then ate dinner after we both got home.

Once the filling was made, the quesadillas came together really easily. Just spread the mashed, seasoned sweet potato filling in the tortilla and fold. Then all one needs to do is wait for it to brown on one side, and then flip over to brown on the other. I did skip using the margarine on the tortilla, since I found that my tortillas don’t stick and seem to brown without it. These are a bit spicy, but not heat spicy; just warm spicy. And a very nice, different way to eat sweet potatoes.

The green spot you see next the quesadillas, is spinach. I had a bag that was bought for another dish, and needed to use up before they went bad. Since spinach is not one of my favorite things, I decided to cook it in a dash of mirin, soy sauce and some hot pepper flakes. But I forgot how much spinach cooks down, so that is why it looks so small on the plate. I actually started out with about between ¼ to ½ cup of raw spinach. It was actually quite good, so will have to do this again.

See you tomorrow.


  1. Quesadillas are the best for last minute dinners! These look really good!

  2. Mmmm I've only eaten quesadilla's twice in my life (I'd never heard of them till I went veg), but they're so good and yours look yummy! And don't you hate that about spinach?!?! My husband and I can polish off a whole bag to ourselves (who am I kidding, I can polish off a whole bag to myself :P)