Quinoa Sweet Potato Patties

Bloggies! I just wanted to point out the comments you left on my last post…they all made me smile :) I took it upon myself to eat 1.21 lb. (record) of Whole Food’s Hot Bar in honor of…YOU. I bet you’re thinking…”Oh, you shouldn’t have!”
Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training Update
A few weeks ago, I told you about my plans to complete Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training. Since then, I’ve pretty much been at the studio every single day taking all sorts of different yoga classes, observing instructors, and practicing my routine! *side note: I’ve become extremely flexible and can now touch my toes!* Anyways, this weekend is the last hurrah of teacher training. Hopefully by Monday night, I will have my Yoga Sculpt Teaching Certification. CRPOSS UR FINGIES aka make a wish today at 11:11 for me!
Lets talk food…
The reason I love autumn is not because of the beautiful changing of the leaves or because it’s sweater weather….I love Fall because ROOT VEGETABLES ARE IN SEASON! My favorite root veggie is by far the Sweet Potato. They are just so versitile…They can be baked, sauteed, steamed, boiled, roasted, mashed…
I bought a huge bag of them the other day from Trader Joes for like $2.00. What did I make? 

Quinoa Sweet Potato Patties *g/f*
Ingredients

  • 1C cooked quinoa
  • 1C mashed sweet potato (~ 3 medium taters)
  • 2T olive oil
  • 1/2C raisins
  • 1/4C sunflower seeds
  • 2T garbanzo bean flour
  • 1T cumin
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1/4t pepper

Method
1. In a medium sized sauce pan, bring 1 C water and 1/2C uncooked quinoa to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 10-12 minutes. Set aside.

2. Next, prepare your sweet potatoes. Start off by poking several holes in your sweet potatoes and then nuke them for ~3-4 minutes or until they become soft. Slice your potatoes down the middle, and scoop out the insides. You should have roughly a cup of mashed sweet potatoes.

3. In a large bowl, using a fork, mash together all ingredients. You may need to add a few more teaspoons of flour, in order to make sure your patties stick together.

4. In a large skillet, heat 1T olive oil on medium heat.

5. Then using a cookie scoop (or spoon), scoop out ~1/4C of mixture into your palms. To create the patties, firmly pack the mixture together to create a disc shape.

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6. Next, cook your patties for ~2-3 minutes on each side.

I ended up making 10 patties. Nom nom nom. These guys were delicious topped with hummus or on a bed of balsamic quinoa (above picture). They even tasted good cold! (Although, I’ll pretty much eat anything cold).
And I am off to do more yoga! Don’t forget to make a wish at 11:11 today :)
What is your favorite Fall vegetable?
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