Kath Is Still Eating

February 26, 2010

I’ve had such fun lunch opportunities during my internship!

Today was the monthly lunch club and we had a beautiful spread put on by one of the health educators here!

Sweet Potato Quesadillas! With all the fixins.

She grated the sweet potatoes and cooked them in the crock pot. I dont’ have the recipe, but it was tasty!! Cumin, cinnamon? Perfect, creative filling for quesadillas!

I filled a TJ’s whole wheat torilla with sweet potato, some cheese, avocado, cilantro and a dollop of sour cream. So good!!!

We also got to try these special fruits – Pepinas. They were like a cross between cucumber and melon. I have to say, it wasn’t the best fruit I’ve ever tried, but I always like trying new things :mrgreen:

I also made a side salad with mixed greens, avocado and lime. Gotta get in the greens!

Annnnnnd more salad. Mixed greens are like air! I put on a tad bit more sweet potato and some homemade applesauce! Seems like a lot of food for lunch today, but just consider this 1 quesadilla and 1 big salad with a side of applesauce instead of all the smaller installments :)

I finished lunch with a Dove Promise :)

Some of the staff here were very interested in hearing about KERF so I spent the lunch talking, not eating. So by the time I went back for more salad, almost everyone else was back to work!

“Kath is still eating real food.”

Thanks to our host for the wonderful lunch!!

The Friday dance is in full swing!!!!!

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1 megan February 26, 2010 at 1:26 pm

what a fun and unique lunch! did people have good things to say about your blog? I feel like people who never read food blogs (and don’t know they exist) don’t really “get it”. I tend to call mine a recipe blog, because that seems to make more sense to people (although mine actually is a recipe blog haha)

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2 Kath February 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm

They gave me enthusiastic feedback after they had seen it! People generally think it’s really cool that I’m a blogger.

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3 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm

That looks like a delicious quesadilla filling, but i bet it would be even better in enchiladas with some black beans!
Happy Friday!

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4 Food Makes Fun Fuel February 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I looove the idea of sweet potato shreds for “meat”

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5 Ally (Exercise and Pies) February 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Wow, the sweet potato shreds looks like an awesome idea! I’m always looking for slow cooker options and now that my boyfriend is newly in love with sweet potatoes this looks like a great meal for us!

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6 Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Oh wow… sweet potato quesadillas..YUM!!! I’d kill to know how she made the sweet potatoes. Think you could get the recipe out of her? I love the combo of cilantro and avocado… adding a sweet potato is genius!

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7 Hannah February 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Do-it-yourself meals are so fun!! And yay for spreading the “real food” word :P

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8 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) February 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I’ve made sweet potato enchiladas before, and it was delicious! I bet a sweet potato quesadilla would be awesome too :)

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9 Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

:O GRATED sweetpotato!! I’d never have thought of doing that, you’ve just opened up a world of possibilties to me, thankyou!!
Glad you’re having so much fun :D

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10 Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle February 26, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Would have never thought to add shredded sweet taters to a quesadilla but now I’m trying to figure out when I can try it!!

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11 Simply Life February 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

what a creative and delicious lunch!

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12 Colleen February 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I have never grated a sweet potato before! Thanks again for always introducing new ways of preparing old favorites!!

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13 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Sounds like a fun lunch!!! Now the microwave-baked sweet potato I just had for lunch seems pretty boring! ;)

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14 Sarah (OC2Seattle) February 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I must try those sweet potato quesadillas – great idea. I am so impressed at how seamlessy you work in your veg each day.

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15 Eve (Nutrition by Eve) February 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Yum – that quesadilla looks great! I would never think to cook sweet potatoes alone in a crock pot, but could see how it would work really well!

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16 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm

oh wow, those sound amazing! what a cool concept, too…i bet you could do something amazing and dessert-y with that same idea!

happy friday!

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17 GurlOnA"Diet" February 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm

wow what a fun food! i agree- salads (or just greens) don’t fill me up :-(

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18 RhodeyGirl February 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm

WOW Kath, this is seriously one of the most delicious lunches I have seen you eat lately. I definitely need to try grating sweet potato! I wonder if it would be good with other grated veggies too like zucchini!

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19 Jessica @ How Sweet February 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Sweet potato shreds sound soooo good! That meal just looks lucious. :)

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20 Daniel February 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

The grated sweet potato looks very similar to when my parents make pulled pork – I would love to try that in a quesadilla!!

I’m loving the avocado too, it’s in my top 3 favorite foods. :D

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21 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Mmm…love the sound of the quesadillas! I love grated sweet potato. I use it to make crust for vegetable pies, because it adds just the right hit of sweetness. Love it! :D And it’s perfect with a sharp cheddar cheese.

Happy, HAPPY Friday! :D

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22 Lauren @ eater not a runner February 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm

LOVE the sweet potato quesadilla idea!

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23 Tammy @ Defining Wellness February 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Sounds fun, Kath! If you get a chance to talk to that health educator, I’d love to know her educational background. I’m a health educator, too!

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24 Jenn @ Livewellfit February 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

New ideas for sweet P’s!!! Love it!!!

Happy to hear others were interested in KERF. It is a special place :)

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25 Ameena February 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I love the sweet potato in the crock pot idea….seems like an easy recipe and a good alternative for vegetarians like me. :)

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26 jenny February 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I’ve got about four dinner ideas in my head, and this sweet potato quesadilla thing is one of them. The mayhem! I think I just need to toss them all in a hat or something and pick one out. *Sigh*

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27 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope February 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

What a neat quesadilla! Sounds perfect! :)

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28 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I would’ve never thought to put sweet potatoes in a quesadilla! So creative!

Happy Friday!

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29 The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy February 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Your lunch reminds me of a Sweet Potato Burrito recipe I have on my blog……I like the idea of shredding the sweet potatoes. Let me know if you would like the recipe..

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30 Courtney February 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I love this idea, thanks so much for sharing!! Looks like she shredded a TON of sweet potatoes…yumyummy!
This will be on my table soon.
Courtney
adventures in tri-ing

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31 Cynthia (It All Changes) February 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I love that is a great idea for filling for burrito/taco. If you get the recipe please share!

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32 Allison K February 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I love that idea for a quesadilla filling!

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33 Andrea February 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Such a creative use for sweet potatoes!

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34 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Yum!!! I think we might have some combo of sweet potato and Mexican tonight as well!

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35 lynn (The Actors Diet) February 26, 2010 at 3:35 pm

love potatos in tortillas!!! have never had sweet potatoes though.

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36 Jen February 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm

That looks so great! I’m glad you’re loving what you do!

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37 christie @ honoring health February 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Sweet potato quesadilas sound amazing!

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38 Cara February 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Any chance of getting the recipe? Please?!

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39 Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl February 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Oh my goodness, sweet potatoes are close to my heart. This looks delish!

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40 Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Those quesadillas look interesting! I would never have thought to make them like that. I can’t remember if I’ve ever had a pepita, but I have tried a bunch of different fruits. Aside from the mango, I haven’t found anything that’s like the good ol’ apples and oranges! (And strawberries, and kiwis, and bananas, and pineapple … I like fruit, what can I say?)

K

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41 Jil February 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Mm that quesadilla filling sounds delicious!

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42 Nicole, RD February 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

That’s great that they are so supportive of your blog!

I never got amazing lunches like that during my internship! Lucky :)

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43 Light Delight with TouTou February 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

sweet potatoes for the filling?! awesome idea :-D

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44 Lisa @ Early Morning Run February 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Like just about everyone else has said, what a great way to use sweet potatoes! I would have never thought of it. Unfortunately, I don’t have a crock pot. Hmmm. I think I’ll have to look up some recipes for this and see if I can do it without one. Your lunch looks fantastic!

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45 Amanda February 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I have to join the ranks of the others and exclaim my enthusiasm for the sweet potato filling! Who would’ve thought!!! I can’t wait to try this! I bet it would go over the top with some black beans!

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46 Leena February 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm

that sweet potato filling sounds amazing! i would’ve never thought of that! It’s such a good idea though! your taco looks delicious!!

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47 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ February 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm

what a great burrito idea and it looked really good.

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48 emily February 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm

This looks DELISH! It reminds me of the restaurant zada jane’s black bean, sweet potato, and monteray jack quesadilla! YUM.

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49 Erica February 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm

WOW – what an incredible lunch- such a creative dish!! They started putting in the new Great Harvest in Mount P- RIGHT in one of the spots we were going to show you. I wish it was you two opening it, but I can’t wait for the bread

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50 Kath February 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Oh man!!! Still wish we were going to the beach too. You’ll have to come visit us in Cville!

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51 Leslie @ Chomp! February 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm

YUM! i am making that!!!

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52 Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm

What a great idea using grated sweet potato :) I will have to try that at home for sure :)

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53 amanda February 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm

delicious looking food. I was actually at an international food mart today and got to see a lot of new fruits and veggies I never knew about. So I will have to check out that fruit. ;)

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54 Tricia February 26, 2010 at 8:07 pm

was the sweet potato recipe like this:

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=8568.0

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55 Abby February 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm

the quesadilla sounds so good! I love anything with sweet potatoes!

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56 jaclyn@todays lady February 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm

That quesadilla looks so good! Sweet potatoes in mexican food rocks!

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