I had a lot of potatoes and a lot of energy, so I browsed through the index of The Veggie Queen Cookbook to find something to do with them. I decided on Jill’s recipe for Curried White and Sweet Potato Pancakes with Fresh Fruit Chutney. I had to make a few modifications. Big T doesn’t like sweet potatoes and we didn’t have any, so I left them out. I also didn’t have the chutney ingredients, so I used a sweet chili sauce instead.
This brought back fond memories of sitting in one of Jill’s classes at the McDougall Clinic. I remember frantically writing down her advice to “leave out the ingredients we didn’t like”. I was a really bad cook back then and you’d think this would be common knowledge, but it was a major epiphany for me.
“What freedom!?!” I thought. “You can just leave out the ingredients you don’t like!” Whhhoaaaaaaa…
Back to cooking~
Big T and Little T loved the way they turned out. Little T ate three potato pancakes for dinner and two for lunch the next day. I sliced them into little finger sized bites so they would be easy for him to eat.
Yesterday it was hot over here in California. I didn’t want to heat up the house with the stove, so I looked through The Veggie Queen’s pressure cooking e-book. I decided on making the Summer Minestrone Soup. I can give it to Little T myself, or spoon out the thicker vegetables for him to eat with his fingers. I like to squeeze a lime over the soup because I’m a lime-aholic.
Scrumptious! That’s whats been cooking over in our neck of the woods. Happy eating and full bellies to all of you.
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I love your cooking posts Jenna! Everything looks soo good!!
Awaratarian (@WildWorldofFood) said:
MMMM! Great photographs of GREAT-looking and nourishing meals! Do you ever swap zucchini for potatoes in veggie cakes? 🙂 I love combining potato and zucchini for dinner pancakes! I am looking forward to checking your blog!
-Jennifer, (fellow Jill fan and lime-aholic)
Momma J said:
Oh my gosh, that’s a great idea, and my husband loves zucchini. Thanks for the suggestion!
Yes, put the zucchini in with the potatoes. It will be great. Just be sure that the squash is well drained so it doesn’t make the whole thing too wet.
I actually make a curried quinoa zucchini cake that has apple in it. I know that it might sound strange but oh so tasty.
Thanks for sharing – both of you.