04 February 2011

Taco Bowls and Bowls of Sweet Potatoes

What do I do when I crave both a Taco Bowl Salad for lunch and a Salmon Salad too?

I simply combine the two into a Taco Bowl Salmon Salad!!

Wild salmon, canola mayonnaise, red onions, green onions, lemon juice, salt, 
pepper, and dill... sitting on a bed of lettuce tucked into a warm tortilla taco bowl. 
You can find how to make quick and easy crispy tortilla bowls here.

Finding balance means allowing yourself to occasionally enjoy a gluttony plethora gargantuan an abundance of orgasmic delicious Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes!

Through many trials, I have found my favorite combination of 
spices that taste freakishly good with sweet potatoes; Basil, oregano,
thyme, cayenne, paprika, parsley flakes and a dash of sage :)

Yes, it's still embarrassing to admit I eat all of this in one sitting... 
but it's also fun to hear all of you gasp at the fact hehe

To say I am addicted or obsessed to sweet potatoes is an UNDERSTATEMENT!

Mama Mia! Gotta love how the oven works its magic ;)

Questions: Do you add spices to your meals
 often? What spices do you use most frequently?


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

I have been using a lot of cumin lately, but I also love chili powder and cinnamon. I love the idea of making my own taco bowl with a tortilla - yum!

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

YUM! All your food looks fantastic like always :)

I like adding spices to everything! I use cinnamon a lot on oats and apples. Curry and indian spices with eggplant. Chili powder, rosemary, oregano on different veggies. BASIL! On pizza :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

i am in love with your potato addiction :) that taco bowl looks SO good, something I would totally make! i love thyme, oregano, parsley and basil- especially when they're fresh!

LizNoVeggieGirl said... [reply]

I LOVE adding spices! I use curry powder, cinnamon, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and chili flakes the most.

Unknown said... [reply]

mexican lunches are the BEST lunches. fact

Anonymous said... [reply]

holy cow, yes still gasping over here :p how many potatoes is that? I think it's hilarious that you are so ridiculously tiny yet eat that many potatoes in one sitting. oh i love you kelsey :)

Devan said... [reply]

I love cinnamon!! and basil! cayenne, parsely, onion... :)
garlic :) haha
How many potatos do you use?
it looks SOOO goooooood <3

Annie said... [reply]

Oh it looks delish!

I always put chili flakes in about everything!

Molly @ mollyrunsfresh said... [reply]

Just curious, do all those sweet potatoes make your skin orange? That's a lotta vitamin a! Lol. My favorite seasonings are Italian, lemon pepper, Cayenne, and cinnamon

Lola said... [reply]

Heheheh I'm always amazed at the fact your tiny stomach can fit all of those sweet potatoes! Stretchy pants ! hahaha
Love you girlie,

Anonymous said... [reply]

I'm obsessed with sweet potato too! I'm just afraid I'll turn orange :D
I love cinnamon, curry and cumin. Oh and oregano. and dill, but the fresh one :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

You gotta try adding CUMIN as a spice, SO SO SO good!!!!

Geraldine said... [reply]

I don't know how you fit all those sweet potatoes in your tummy! I had to show my boyfriend and he was shocked, not even he could eat that much and he loves potatoes!

Christin@purplebirdblog said... [reply]

I would totally eat that whole tray as well. Ain't no shame in my game! ;)

And that taco bowl is brillz... totally gonna be copying that one!

Anonymous said... [reply]

ah!! thank you for remindingme to make your taco tortilla creation!!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

Although it's a little boring, I add garlic and black pepper to almost everything I cook! Love their simplicity. Dill is another favourite, as is parsley, onion, chives, and red pepper flakes.

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I have to say that I am totally head over heals in love with sweet potatoes! I roasted them with ginger, oranges and tumeric this week and have been lovin' them especially mashed up in my oats!

Kara said... [reply]

I use dill in EVERYTHING, I swear. It's my go-to herb. (I'm assuming it's not a spice.)

valen said... [reply]

Curry powder, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon are the most used spices of mine. I like my sweet potatoes plain though.

Aylin @ GlowKitchen said... [reply]

Eek! I would INHALE that rather small, totally one serving of potatoes. my mouth is watering..

Courtney said... [reply]

You do not eat that many roasted vegetables at one time! Do you?! Haha!

I absolutely adore rosemary. And I've really been into Indian spices lately: turmeric, coriander, cumin. All so good!

Stephanie said... [reply]

Oh my...that really is a LOT of sweet potatoes! My favourite spices are coriander, cumin, paprika (mainly for colour!) and turmeric. For fresh herbs, I love basil, cilantro, chives.

Kristi said... [reply]

I don't like eating anything plan. I love pepper, crushed red pepper, basil, and cilantro. I always have to be putting a little added something to all my food.

Kristen (swanky dietitian) said... [reply]

I just love your spice combination! That sounds excellent!
I am trying to experiment with more spice combinations. It makes such a difference with taste.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love looking at your pictures of Oven roasted sweet potatos. They look soo amazing, especially with all that steam rising up!! Yum!

I like the only spices I like on savory dishes are pepper and cumin. Cinnamon, for me, is reserved for ice cream ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Your potato addiction sounds like it can rival my utter devotion to ketchup :)

Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said... [reply]

Oh man, those look SO good! I love sweet potatoes, but have never tried them with those seasonings before...I will now though! :)

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

Haha, I love the fact that you eat it all at once- cause I totally would too!

Chelsea said... [reply]

That spice combo sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try that sometime. I usually like to put cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice on my sweet potatoes. It makes me feel like I'm eating dessert. ;)

Hayley said... [reply]

I don't use a lot of spices, although I should!
I should start buying them in bulk, because the ones in the jars are usually expensive. Two spices that I always have on hand are cinnamon and ginger. I also always have himalayan sea salt with kelp, and herbamare seasoning. and I add dulse flakes as a seasoning to savoury dishes.

Cinnamon is actually awesome on sweet potatoes....with a big spoonful of coconut butter...have you ever tried that? I know you like your savoury, but if you're ever in the mood for sweet I promise that combo is amazinggg :)

kel said... [reply]

i hope you and potatoes never break up - your love is so enduring :)

(. . . how many potaotes is that?)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love spices!!! Your Potatoes look AMAZING!!!!

Jess said... [reply]

Girlll, I am addicted to sweet potatoes too. NO SHAME!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Love spices! I use cinnamon & ginger a lot in baking and oatmeal. Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors. It's really good on sweet potatoes too!
For spicy foods, I use tons of cumin and curry.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Oooh I love your sweet potato bowls!!! Honestly I've tried to eat as many at once as you do, but I can never seem to make it past 5 without getting a realllllly bad stomach ache! I use cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, curry powder and garlic salt literally everyday and all the time. 'Es 'ze best:)

Mandi said... [reply]

I absolutely love sweet potatoes, and yours look so good! One spice I use absolutely all the time is cinnamon, and A LOT of it.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Yum! I'm in a total spice rut - I think when I go to the store this weekend, I'm going to buy a new one!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said... [reply]

Those sweet potatoes look absolutely amazing!

chow and chatter said... [reply]

this is a wonderful salad right up my alley oh and I use spices all the time, Indian, Middle Eastern Herbs love em all

Anonymous said... [reply]

As an avid lover of roasted sweet potatoes also, I highllllyyyyyy recommend (highly) to try oregano, basil, rosemary, cumin, coriander, pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, thyme, garlic, and onion

I know, its a lot, but i basically toss almost everything from my cabinet. Also, i make wedges then i dip them into plain greek yogurt. Holy orgasm.

Good eating! :)

Mary said... [reply]

I love adding curry to my veggies! That, or Mrs. Dash's Extra Spicy. :)

Monet said... [reply]

I have been trying to add more curry powder to my roasted veggies. I've heard that tumeric does amazing things for your body! And I love seeing your bowls/mugs of sweet potatoes. They make me happy because they make you so happy! Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you have a great weekend. I'm ready for some warmth!

Tine said... [reply]

Oh! The oven roasted sweet potatoes are back in town! ;)

I love to use thyme on my steamed vegetables like broccoli and carrots.
I always use dill in dishes with salmon. And curry when I eat prawns.
And basil on my tomatoes. Yummy!

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas said... [reply]

I use spices whenever possible! I try to add them to my toddler's food, too, whenever I can because I want him to develop a varied palate early on. No bland baby food here! lol

He's loving roasted sweet potato sticks, and I think of you every time I make them for him! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love, love, love sweet potatoes with a bit of sweet curry powder! Or italian seasoning (similar to what you do) and then dipped in hummus. YUM!

Joanne said... [reply]

Whenever I roast sweet potatoes, I typically just throw some salt on em and let em go. But next time I am SO trying this spice blend!

Anonymous said... [reply]

That looks like my type of pile that I'd shovel in my mouth after a run! I often use Turmeric and am just about to embrace the elusive WHOLE cardamon seeds! Dunno what I'm going to do with them yet! I also adore and abuse cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and although not a ground spice...I love sriracha! So glad I found your blog Kelsey! Healthy Day!

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) said... [reply]

YIPEEE! Your sweet potatoes look as amazing as ever! I have gone without sweet potatoes for a few days now and I forgot how much I NEED them again!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I use spices all the time, and I use a little of everything.

Unknown said... [reply]

spice is the way of life! And you got it covered girl.
I'm waiting for you to create a potato cookbook!

lynn said... [reply]

i always season with cumin. practically everything.

Missy said... [reply]

I love em all...especially rosemary..but I must admit I recently picked up some smoked paprika and after adjusting to the taste I think I am addicted!

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