I'll be honest, lately I've been so busy and tired that the last thing I've wanted to do is a blog post (more work goes into it than you might think!). Any spare moment to just chill I did. ...damn I've missed this though! I think this recipe is perfect redemption - plus it's inspired by suggestions from friends which makes it even better!
Can you guess where I shopped this morning? You probablyyy guessed correctly...the farmers market! I bought this sweet potato (below) because it's shape was entertaining to me. I mean doesn't it look cool?! When I got home I decided to post a picture of it on my Instagram, casually asking what I should make with it.
Luckily, two friends had ideas that ultimately inspired me! The first friend, Kevin, suggested curry sweet potato fries. The second friend, Lauren, suggested a Smitten Kitchen recipe with sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and yogurt sauce. That in combination with finding an eggplant in my fridge (that I had totally forgotten about buying earlier in the week) was all the inspiration I needed!
As I write this I am currently helping myself to a plateful. It's spicy, sweet, tangy, and aromatic. Seriously love the flavors and sensations happening in my mouth right now. I hope that you do too when you eat it!
Roasted Eggplant & Sweet Potato Over Curried Rice
(with garlic lime yogurt sauce)
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2-4 depending on portion size
You Will Need:
for the veggies
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