Creamy Zucchini Noodles with White Lentil Spring Onion Sauce & Cheesy Sunflower Sprinkle - The First Messpin it!

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  • Sarah B25/05/2016 - 5:36 am

    You had me at white lentil. I mean, aren’t these things delish?! You gotta try the risotto from my blog sometime – a real eye-opener. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Loving your blog lately – so many amazing drink recipes and photos, as always. Thanks for the constant inspiration, Laura <3

    Big love,
    Sarah BReplyCancel

  • valentina | sweet kabocha25/05/2016 - 7:54 am

    That sprinkle *____* An those asparagus, roasted to perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah | Well and Full25/05/2016 - 8:50 am

    I always need a spicy thing in a bowl food situation too! Ahaa twins! ;) And chili oil is such a great option. I like to make my own with dried chilis so I can make it extra spicy heheheReplyCancel

  • Allyson25/05/2016 - 12:41 pm

    I’ve yet to try white lentils, but it seems that I need to track them down. I’m definitely trying this with the oodles of zucchini coming up soon.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina25/05/2016 - 2:08 pm

    Goodness, that sauce looks SO good!! This is such a perfect dish for Spring!ReplyCancel

  • Anya25/05/2016 - 2:52 pm

    Laura, this sauce!!! What an amazing idea, I cannot wait to try it :DReplyCancel

  • Jessie Snyder | Faring Well25/05/2016 - 4:11 pm

    Laura – this is amazing! I want to eat a bowl of this everyday. You are brilliant with your sauces, and this one is blowing my flavor mind. Finding/ordering white lentils today to make this soon. Just everything I’m craving. Happy spring/summer veg time girl! Hip hip!ReplyCancel

  • Inês25/05/2016 - 5:34 pm

    Hi Laura, this sounds wonderful! I have never tried white lentils but this is a great recipe to give them a go, I did something with the same vibe but with white beans.
    I think it’s great to make pulses shine, they are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Natalia26/05/2016 - 3:12 am

    Such a cleer idea to use lentils for a perfect sauce! Can’t wait to give it a try!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer26/05/2016 - 7:19 am

    Love the idea of this recipe! Yum. I’m going to try it with sprouted raw lentils since I’m on 90%+ raw food. It’s so much fun to read, share and try these recipes. Thanks for your work! I’ve also found some beautiful Cherokee purple habaneros and I’m going to throw in a slice or two to the sauce.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey26/05/2016 - 9:37 am

    You’re completely right, zucchini noodles totally have the soggy-at-the-bottom effect that can be a little bothersome sometimes. I love how you made that all go away with your thicker than normal sauce. I’ll def have to give that method a whirl! And white lentils! Going to seek those out ASAP :) xoReplyCancel

  • Cassie26/05/2016 - 11:19 am

    Wow, I never knew that it was the International Year of Pulses! No wonder lentil recipes have been EVERYWHERE lately. Can’t wait to use another excuse to enjoy them more! This is a wonderful vegetarian dish to enjoy in the summer outdoors for a nice lunch or simple and light dinner!ReplyCancel

  • Mal IntoTheCity27/05/2016 - 11:25 am

    It looks sooo yummy, will definitely try it!

    Mal xReplyCancel

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Sorry I kinda bailed on you guys for a bit there..! We had inquired with builders about all these different repairs/outdoor things for our house a while ago, and randomly all of these dudes were available over the last week and a half. Having people at your place making loud noises all day every day for a period of time isn’t exactly my favourite thing, but I’m grateful that it all came together. And we got our new patio! Hella cookouts coming our way ASAP. We’re getting a section of our roof re-shingled today, but other than that, I think we’re in the clear for a bit. So much relief! View full post »

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  • valentina | sweet kabocha21/05/2016 - 5:03 am

    I’m not a smoothie person, but this one seems really delicious! Anyway, that infographic about Elon Musk is just amazing :D He’s a genius!ReplyCancel

  • Aubrey21/05/2016 - 6:03 am

    Like always this looks amazing;)ReplyCancel

  • Ashlae21/05/2016 - 9:38 am

    LOVED that essay on clean eating. And Ruby, she’s a gem. The smoothie sounds SO delicious, babe. I don’t have any maca on hand but I’m going to swap in some lucuma. ;) XOReplyCancel

  • Agnes {Cashew Kitchen}21/05/2016 - 10:52 am

    Uhh sounds so incredibly good! Just lying in bed reading, super tired after an epic walk through like 5 different suburbs (exploring moving options), so a sweet-ish coffee drink is exactly what I need right now <3
    Gonna continue to read that one about the "unhealthyness" (is that a word?) of clean eating now, cause there's really nothing that frustrates me more right now than people trying to tell me what's good/bad or safe/dangerous for me to eat. We truly live in an eating disordered society :/
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!ReplyCancel

  • eleanor21/05/2016 - 8:09 pm

    that essay by ruby tandoh is really, really well done. i truly agree with everything she said and it really hit home for me. i also loved that little article about thinking about health and comfort in a different way – it cheered me up so much :) thanks for doing these posts Laura, they’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah | Well and Full22/05/2016 - 9:04 am

    Reading that diagram about Elon Musk was insane! It’s crazy to think about how one person can come from such humble beginnings and do so much – make such a big impact on our culture.ReplyCancel

  • Cassie22/05/2016 - 5:50 pm

    I love the sound of construction…said no one ever. XD Outdoor cookouts are definitely something you should be looking forward too! I would also LOVE to try incorporating more maca into my diet too–it’s delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Allyson22/05/2016 - 6:53 pm

    Congrats on the patio! I devoured that clean eating article. It’s so hard to talk about healthy food sometimes, but it’s so important. Listening to your body and eating a variety of foods seems to be the best philosophy, but that’s a little harder to distill into a slogan than a gluten-free, sugar-free diet.ReplyCancel

  • Wow what a beautiful smoothie – I have limited kitchen space and I don’t have a high powered blender, but could I make this with cashew nut butter? If it’s just 100% cashews I mean?

    This smoothie looks delicious and I love the straw!ReplyCancel

    • Laura23/05/2016 - 7:13 am

      Thanks Angela! I think that could totally work! Maybe start with 2 tablespoons and work up if it needs to be richer? Let me know what it’s like if you try it!
      xo LReplyCancel

  • Vegan Heaven23/05/2016 - 5:00 am

    This smoothie looks so delicious and I love that you sweetened it with bananas and dates! :-)ReplyCancel

  • robyn | sweetish.co24/05/2016 - 6:58 pm

    Laura I’m beyond flattered to be included in your list of links let alone the kind words you said about my photography. Thank you! All the heart eye emojis and hearts and dancing ladies. You’ve made my week.


    1. Congrats on your new patio, yay for it being done just in time for summer!
    2. This smoothie / pick me up drink looks amaze, I wish it would just magically appear in front of me.
    3. Can’t wait to dig more into these links. You’re inspiring me to do the same (share links!) xoReplyCancel

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  • Abby @ Heart of a Baker11/05/2016 - 8:59 am

    We are having the wettest/rainiest weather right now and this soup is going to happen to fix all of those problems! I don’t know what it was about last week, but I also fell into a hole of pizza/cookies/coffee as a diet, so I felt BLAH after it too. Cheers to resetting!ReplyCancel

    • Laura12/05/2016 - 3:03 pm

      Since we’re total experts, we should write a book about the pizza cookies and coffee diet! :D
      xoxo LReplyCancel

  • Sarah | Well and Full11/05/2016 - 9:41 am

    Nothing better than a fresh, clean soup after a weekend of takeout ;) And I love that you let the celery shine in this recipe… so often it’s just in the background in a stock. But I love that fresh celery flavor!!ReplyCancel

  • Monica11/05/2016 - 2:56 pm

    Hi, if you want to use beans do you delete the zucchini that’s listed in the ingredients list or was the zucchini you added in addition to the one in the ingredients list? Thanks, I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE your site and recipes….ReplyCancel

    • Laura11/05/2016 - 4:13 pm

      Thanks so much, Monica! I kind of suggest cooked beans in place of the zucchini, but you COULD use both if you want! Just add a little extra vegetable broth if you do :)

  • Amy | The Whole Food Rainbow11/05/2016 - 6:54 pm

    Hey Laura! Wow that soup looks so beautiful. I love celery so much I used to be the same and it’d just sit there but now I eat it every day, as crudité and in green juices. I love its saltiness. It’s so beautiful in soup though isn’t it :)ReplyCancel

  • Heather11/05/2016 - 9:18 pm

    Love this soup. Love the photos. Love everything about it! I’m feeling you with the whole garden thing. I spent the last week pulling weeds, planting shrubs, etc. and we’ve had a constant supply of pizza in the fridge for snacking. I’m in real need of some wholesome eats. I saw some pics of your new patio on snapchat. Love it. Looks like the ultimate chill zone.ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Snyder | Faring Well11/05/2016 - 9:34 pm

    I am so excited to see what is in store for your new deck girl! Loving your snaps of the process too, so fun that you have all that space to play with. And this soup, so clever and comforting. Perfect for lazy veggies and damp, spring nights. And this color, **dreamy** – xoReplyCancel

  • Maya | Spice + Sprout11/05/2016 - 9:43 pm

    I am totally feeling you on that rainy Ontario spring! Butttttt to be honest I kind of love the cozy factor of it all. Just sipping some tea indoors or splashing around outside in a raincoat are some of my favourite spring activities ;) This soup looks so bright and tasty!ReplyCancel

  • Cesca12/05/2016 - 3:29 am

    This made me smile in recognition about the celery!!! This recipe sounds wonderful, and I will try it later…I probably have almost everything at home already too, which is even better. I love your recipes and beautiful photos. One tiny suggestion, and I don’t know how you do it, but when I receive an email telling me there’s a new post, both the sender and the subject line is just The First Mess. It would be great if you could put the title of the post in the subject line instead, so I have an idea what it’s about. I usually look anyway, but just a suggestion, as with other similar mails I often just delete them without reading, as we all get so much mail in our in-boxes these days. Off to print the recipe and celery coconut soup will be on the menu very soon. Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Laura12/05/2016 - 6:45 am

      Thanks so much Cesca! I really appreciate your feedback on the emails. I’m about to switch over the blog’s email service, so hopefully the subject line thing will be easy to change :)

  • Jen12/05/2016 - 3:55 am

    Oh, this sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it!!! :) xxxReplyCancel

  • La petite poire12/05/2016 - 6:11 am

    What a beautiful recipe! I love the addition of the apple too. I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you so much for sharing ReplyCancel

  • Gabriele12/05/2016 - 8:26 am

    I wish you would post calories and nutritional content. Love your site . Told my doctor to check it out and he is hooked!ReplyCancel

    • Laura12/05/2016 - 1:06 pm

      Hey Gabriele! I appreciate this feedback and your compliments on the site. I don’t usually do the calorie and nutrient counting thing myself, but understand that it’s valuable for plenty of people. Under consideration! ;)

  • Jaime12/05/2016 - 11:29 am

    Story of my refrigerator’s life! I rarely, rarely ignore fresh food so long that it goes bad, but pretty often I’ll keep it around till it’s too soggy to eat raw (guess I’m always waiting for some perfect way to use it, which more often than not, doesn’t come to mind). I was just wondering what to do with my zombie celery and this soup looks like just the thing.ReplyCancel

  • Jodi12/05/2016 - 11:52 am

    I know that feeling all too well. We’ve just recently moved across the country and after a few days in the car, and moving into a new kitchen with only a bag of oats and a jar of harissa, my body is craaaaving a big bowl of something green like this soup. I love this in between season where the days are warm and the nights are chillier, salads for lunch for soups and dinner. Happy days. Good luck with the outdoor renos – loving (addicted?) to all the snapchats xReplyCancel

  • Allyson12/05/2016 - 12:59 pm

    Oh girl, I hear you on the celery situation and on needing a reset day. I’m totally stealing this.ReplyCancel

  • Cassie12/05/2016 - 2:43 pm

    Delicious! I think that cooking your own broth at home is incredible for reducing food waste and making healthier alternatives than the store-bought products! I would love to try this–does the coconut taste really sweet in this soup?ReplyCancel

    • Laura12/05/2016 - 3:01 pm

      Hey Cassie! I totally agree with you on the broth thing. The coconut milk really just provides a touch of creaminess I find. Once it’s mixed with the spices, the spicy ginger, and all the vegetables, it’s total savoury harmony :)

  • danielle | rooting the sun12/05/2016 - 8:20 pm

    Laura, really amazing soup. I am a celery fiend, which all too often presents the dreaded stacks of celery asses in my refrigerator. It doesn’t get prettier than this, woman. xoReplyCancel

  • Jessica14/05/2016 - 5:48 pm

    This is delicious! I pressed a little garlic in at the end– I just felt the need.
    Also, this soup is great cold (well room temp).

  • thefolia15/05/2016 - 11:09 am

    I can’t wait to make this…I know I will love it. Thanks for sharing uses for celery, I too always have them on hand for my stock—love me my stock!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra17/05/2016 - 8:16 am

    Laura, I love that you gave humble ol’ celery a chance in the spotlight versus being a backup dancer all these years. Well done! Love that crunchy soup topping idea :)ReplyCancel

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food23/05/2016 - 9:02 am

    I totally agree that celery is underused and I’ve started cooking with it a lot more. But this soup… this striking soup… well, I never could imagine that something so beautiful could come from celery.ReplyCancel

berry beet velvet smoothie - The First Messpin it!
Once it gets even moderately warm out, I move my working area outdoors. Our dog loves nothing more than sitting with us outside, just sniffing the air around her (plenty of videos of this on Snapchat if you’re interested lol). So if I have to plug away on the computer or something, I get a nice cup of tea and plunk myself down on the porch next to her. She eventually gives way to some snoozing, and the fresh air is good for keeping my morale high through the e-mails and proof-reading and such. Our porch wraps around the house and was a key motivating factor in buying our house. It becomes the main meeting “room” once we get into consistent double digit temperatures. View full post »

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  • Amy | The Whole Food Rainbow07/05/2016 - 8:38 am

    I love beetroot and berry it’s such a happy combination! A wrap-around porch that just sounds so good! Thanks for the wonderful links :)ReplyCancel

  • Aubrey07/05/2016 - 10:25 am

    looks delicious and beautiful!:)ReplyCancel

  • Anya07/05/2016 - 11:04 am

    Hi Laura,

    I think I’m going to have to make that smoothie for breakfast tomorrow, it sounds so good! I love all the Ayurveda-related links you’ve been posting lately in the Happy Hours, such good reads.

    Thank you for the link to the falafel and have a great weekend :)ReplyCancel

  • Steph07/05/2016 - 11:40 am

    I’ve had a beet and strawberry smoothie before but this looks extra fabulous :) Can’t wait to try! I’m assuming the beet is raw? If yes, have you tried this with cooked and chilled beets as well? Wondering which is better. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Laura07/05/2016 - 11:54 am

      Hey Steph,
      The beet is raw in this one! I haven’t tried this with a cooked and cooled down beet yet, but I imagine it might make the drink just a little bit sweeter. Plus it’s less work for the blender. Let me know if you try it this way!

    • Sherry07/05/2016 - 9:19 pm

      Hi, Steph & Laura — just a quick note about raw vs. cooked beets: the cooked beet has a much stronger, earthier taste than the raw, we’ve found. We do a beet-berry smoothie in our house too (love your idea for adding coconut, Laura, thanks!!) and we really prefer raw for this kind of thing (though we love the cooked ones in salads/roasts/savory things). So we’d say to go with the cooked if you really love to drink a pronounced beet taste at breakfast … otherwise, raw might be preferred! Btw, tossing in a few goji berries is nice here, too!ReplyCancel

      • Laura08/05/2016 - 8:51 am

        Thanks for these great tips, Sherry! The pronounced earthiness makes so much sense, and I love your goji berry idea!

  • Sarah | Well and Full07/05/2016 - 2:49 pm

    I loved that piece on bowl food! Things really do taste better when they’re in a bowl. I think it also has something to do with the fact that when things are in a bowl, they all combine and get mixed together, increasing the flavor factor.ReplyCancel

  • […] happy hour + berry beet velvet smoothie […]ReplyCancel

  • Maya | Spice + Sprout07/05/2016 - 6:41 pm

    That article on ritual bathing was so inspiring, but also made me sad because I am just TOO tall to realistically fit into a normal bath tub and be comfortable. There is always a leg sticking out somewhere… haha ;) I feel like your beet smoothie would be such an enjoyable bath accompaniment drink too!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah08/05/2016 - 9:38 pm

    This is my kind of smoothie! I love the inclusion of the coconut butter and the other add-ins!ReplyCancel

  • M09/05/2016 - 10:59 am

    I think this smoothie is making me consider giving another chance to beets :)ReplyCancel

  • Margarita14/05/2016 - 4:16 am

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try !ReplyCancel

  • Mariel19/05/2016 - 8:39 am

    I made this for breakfast this morning- my favorite beet smoothie recipe yet! Love the cocoa and beet combo.ReplyCancel

    • Mariel19/05/2016 - 9:31 am

      Also, I used some leftover roasted beets I had instead of raw. I thought it wasn’t too earthy and quite delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Perry21/05/2016 - 4:55 am

    Its really looks yummie…. just cant wait to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Amy21/05/2016 - 10:49 pm

    I’m not usually a fan of beet in smoothies, but this drink is so delicious!! I love the earthy flavours Will definitely be making it again xxxReplyCancel

  • Cassie22/05/2016 - 5:49 pm

    Since it is getting warmer, I would really like to take my exercising outdoors too! It’s so beautiful especially when the sun is out! Anyways, LOVE this berry beet smoothie idea! The color is just so vibrant and stunning!ReplyCancel

Stuffed + Sauced Sweet Potatoes with Ginger Lime Tahini - The First Mess #veganpin it!Stuffed + Sauced Sweet Potatoes with Ginger Lime Tahini - The First Messpin it!View full post »

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  • Tori//Gringalicious04/05/2016 - 5:42 am

    I’m can’t think of anything I’d love more than to be eating this right now! Omg, these look incredible and ginger tahini sauce, AGH I can’t handle it, YUM!! I really have to try these!ReplyCancel

    • Laura06/05/2016 - 6:58 am

      They seriously are the perfect dinner. Dana nailed it with this one!
      xo LReplyCancel

  • Abby @ Heart of a Baker04/05/2016 - 9:07 am

    I don’t loooove sweet potatoes (I know!), but these are making me change my tune! Killing it with the pictures girl :)ReplyCancel

    • Laura06/05/2016 - 7:00 am

      Ahahaha I feel like a lot of your comments generally start with “I don’t love [insert vegetable],” but I really do think you would love these all drowning in that tahini :D Thanks Abby xoxoReplyCancel

  • Allyson04/05/2016 - 10:44 am

    I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve never stuffed a sweet potato before. I think it’s time I go mend the error of my ways, with tahini sauce and sauteed chickpeas.ReplyCancel

    • Laura06/05/2016 - 7:01 am

      Thanks Allyson! There’s so many directions you can go with it and they’re so easy. Hope you get to try this version of Dana’s :)
      xo LReplyCancel

  • Hafsa04/05/2016 - 10:49 am

    I really love sweet potatoes and your mouth watering recipe is cool. I am going to try this recipe soon. :)ReplyCancel

    • Laura06/05/2016 - 7:01 am

      Thanks so much, Hafsa! Hope you get a chance to try it.

  • Nikki04/05/2016 - 12:43 pm

    WHAT!! These look amazing!! I love sweet potatos so this needs to happen. Stunning photos, Xx


  • Sarah | Well and Full04/05/2016 - 5:55 pm

    Such a great choice from the cookbook! Chickpeas + sweet potatoes are such an amazing combination. And as a food blogger, I know how awesome it is when you get to kind of take a break a little and cook using someone else’s recipe. It’s such a nice rest! And what better hands to be in than Dana’s :DReplyCancel

    • Laura06/05/2016 - 7:03 am

      I had a hard time deciding which recipe to choose if I’m being honest. Everything in the book looks so good! And you’re right, working from a book is such a nice break. Always reminds me of why I love cooking so much in the first place :)
      xo LReplyCancel

  • Jodi04/05/2016 - 7:16 pm

    Yum yum yum. Never have enough variations of stuffed sweet potatoes, and this one looks bomb. Those crispy meaty chickpeas are the perfect addition, love Dana’s cooking style :) xxReplyCancel

    • Laura06/05/2016 - 7:05 am

      I could eat variations of stuffed sweet potatoes almost every night and never get bored. The texture combo of the chickpeas and sweet potatoes in this one is so great. Hope you get a chance to check out Dana’s book!
      xo LReplyCancel

  • Jessie Snyder | Faring Well05/05/2016 - 12:32 am

    Yes to everything you said here – this book is magic, just like Dana’s blog! I love it’s approachability – and being so delicious I feel like it would fool anyone as “healthy” food. These potatoes are so cozy! Perfect for the overcast day we had today. Gotta try that tahini ;) XOReplyCancel

    • Laura06/05/2016 - 7:08 am

      So happy that you’re loving Dana’s book too, girl. And it’s true: she could make a health nut out of anyone with these recipes. You will loooove this tahini sauce. I’ve tried a million variations and this one is easily one of my favourites.
      xoxo LReplyCancel

  • Gemma05/05/2016 - 3:04 am

    Exquisite recipe! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda | What's Cooking05/05/2016 - 1:06 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! I love your site and the minimalist baker, but how on earth have i only just discovered Jessica?! I’ve spent all day on her site listening to podcasts and it’s really been so great. My husband recently has found out that he has high cholesterol and triglycerides genetically and we really need to limit his fats, sugars, carbs, etc and we’ve been trying to embrace the changes. The doctor told us not to go to extremes, but when it’s someone you love it’s hard not to. In true cook form, I’ve embraced the challenges and what an amazing thing to find a community of people who’ve already embraced and have fallen in love with alternative diets.ReplyCancel

    • Laura06/05/2016 - 7:12 am

      So happy to introduce you to Jess’s amazing podcast. She always has such inspiring guests and her interview style is so natural. Plus, she’s a pal of mine so this is extra good news. That’s amazing that you’re stepping up to the challenge of overhauling you and your husband’s diet for his health, and going all the way with it. Best of luck going ahead with it all :)

  • Sara @ Cake Over Steak05/05/2016 - 2:28 pm

    This sounds sooooo good and your photos are drool-worthy. Just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Maya | Spice + Sprout06/05/2016 - 10:00 am

    I make tahini sauce in so many variations at least twice a week, this one looks like a winner! I am really into recipes right now that are cozy and fresh, kind of replicating the spring weather outside! Gorgeous photos as always <3ReplyCancel

  • Cassie06/05/2016 - 1:33 pm

    Those sweet potatoes look BEE-YOO-TIFUL! This is such an amazing recipe for brunch or dinner!ReplyCancel

  • Evie07/05/2016 - 1:14 pm

    Thank you for the awesome recipe…just made it for dinner…big hit with the family :)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Park07/05/2016 - 6:05 pm

    You made these sweet potatoes look beautiful!!! I totally feel you – I just got her cookbook last week, and found myself immediately bookmarking SO many recipes! Can’t wait to try them all this summer xxReplyCancel

  • Alexandra10/05/2016 - 7:15 am

    This dish looks so filling and satisfying, and is a perfect example why meat and dairy aren’t everything.

    Beautiful work with these photos :)ReplyCancel

  • Marianne20/05/2016 - 6:01 pm

    This looks a little bit too delicious. I need it now. Definitely trying these out!ReplyCancel

  • Veronica Lee25/05/2016 - 5:33 am

    Good morning Laura,

    Regarding the stuffed + sauced sweet potatoes I made this recipe recently and it was delightful, I’m just curious as to how your ginger tahini sauce turned out so white in colour, mine was much darker I used crushed garlic as I had no garlic sauce to hand would that have made a difference ?

    Your blog is amazing, colourful, artistic and inspirational.

    best regards,


    • Laura25/05/2016 - 6:27 am

      Hi Veronica,
      Thanks so much for this comment. I’m not totally sure why my sauce appears more pale… It could just be the lighting in the photographs? The tahini that I used was super fresh, but I doubt that has anything to do with it. I might have to go make it again to see ;)

  • carolyn26/05/2016 - 8:18 pm

    Just made these for dinner and was blown away by both the awesome flavors of the sauce/chickpea/sweet potato combo and the fact that it took a half hour….served with sauteed garlicky greens…Delicious!!!!ReplyCancel