29 April 2012

The Great Sweet Potato and Squash Hunt


When I lived in Victoria B.C., I ate muffins for breakfast religiously. 
Now that I live in Calgary, my cravings have switched from sweet to savory


I also haven't found any bakeries that even come close to the ones like
these back in Victoria, so I have been sticking with eggs and toast for now


1 slice whole grain toast topped with 2 slices of natural 
turkey deli meat slices, 1 poached egg and black pepper


The important runny egg, great for dipping into with pieces of the toast


All of you who have been reading Snacking Squirrel for quite some time 
now know how addicted I was to root vegetables, namely kabocha 


I have searched tirelesly for weeks trying to hunt down these sweet potatoes
 and squash in Calgary but could only find white/yellow skinned and 
fleshed sweet potatoes, among the not-so-exciting acorn and spaghetti squash


But it was during my bus ride out to the Forest Lawn area
 that I noticed a large international grocery store, Hong Kong 
Food Market. I knew this would be my best bet, and alas, I found
 my squash and sweet potatoes! And the prices were dirt cheap!


Cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes and squash with yellow
mustard drizzled over a bed of assorted greens and vegetables


 You can find the recipe here


Questions: Are there any foods that you love 
but cannot find or had to temporarily part from 
until you found them again? Ever craved something
 so bad that you traveled all over the city just to find it?

6 comments:

GF Gidget said... [reply]

There is one type of plain soy yogurt that doesnt have any sugar added that I can't find anywhere in Colorado. I also had to part with my pumpkin puree during a pumpkin shortage a few years ago. THAT was tragic!

Mira said... [reply]

The egg looks so yummy!

Living, Learning, Eating said... [reply]

I still have never been able to find a kabocha squash and I *reallllllllly* want to!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Mmmm, I love me some runny egg!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

When I was living in Australia, my sister brought me some good ol' Canadian Kraft Dinner, because you couldn't get the same stuff down there. Damn was it good :D

And I'm excited for cheap produce - the place I'm moving to is a 5 min walk from T&T Supermarket. Cheap sweet potatoes and papayas and all sorts of other things for me. Woot!

acca said... [reply]

Runny egg yolk. I love this food. This tastes much, much better than a set egg yolk. I ever read your post about runny egg yolk with spinach and black pepper. I think I am going to try that tonight :)
How to Make Sweet Potato Fries

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