the nine days: day 9

Tzom kal! (Easy fast!) You may be surprised to see an email about food (don’t look! don’t read it!) today, while we’re fasting, but we all know that fasts come to an end, and then we’re starving. So what do we make to break the fast? Three weeks ago, when the Three Weeks started with the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, I broke the fast with baked falafel and all the fixings. We *could* do that again…but I decided not to.

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Sweet Potato Cakes

My sister Christine, who is quite the Iron Chef (is that title branded or trademarked or anything? I’m using it loosely here), pointed me in the direction of this sweet potato slider/burger from Sprouted Kitchen. It uses leeks. Oh my goodness. Any excuse to eat leeks.

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Banana Snacking Cake

When we put the word “cake” in the same sentence as the word “snack”, that makes me happy. 🙂 Although I will admit that I’m not the biggest cake fan. Cakes are too often dry and crumbly. I’m much more into the fudgy brownie. However, this recipe uses a cool technique to retain more moisture and makes for a really, really good cake.

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Roasted Strawberry Almond Meal Muffins

I find that a good mantra to live by is, if you can possibly fit a Sprouted Kitchen recipe into your menu for the week, do it. If it happens to include roasted strawberry and no real flour, do it immediately.

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Kale Pesto

Let’s talk about kale. I find that people have a love/hate relationship with kale. You either absolutely love it, can’t get enough of it, think it’s the best green out there – like my mom – or you just can’t stand the vile, disgusting stuff, can’t get past that awful, metallic, bitter taste, and hate its guts (or ribs, rather).

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