Good Eats

Baby, it’s cold outside. And lately all I’ve been craving is hot soups, stews, and warm comfort foods. Last night I made a simple and nutritious stew which I served over arugula to get in some extra veg. If you make this, feel free to add in regular potatoes, carrots, or your favorite root vegetable!

Sweet Potato Stew (makes 3 servings)


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
  • 8 oz tomato sauce, no salt-added
  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbs each of cumin and cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs sriracha or hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter


  • In a dutch oven or large pot, saute the onions in the olive oil until soft, add the garlic and cook for another minute or two
  • Add the sweet potatoes, water, tomato sauce, chickpeas, spices, and salt and cook over medium heat, covered for 20 minutes
  • Remove lid and cook for another 20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft
  • Stir in sriracha and peanut butter
  • Serve over cous cous, rice, or arugula and garnish with crushed peanuts

After my powerhouse dinner, I woke up bright and early and met Ms. Madeline of the fab blog Greens and Jeans for breakfast. We went to one of my favorite spots in NYC – City Bakery!

I finally had the chance to try the famous pretzel croissant! Salty, buttery, flaky, and a little sweet. Served hot. Amazing! This is something I will dream about on long runs. I also downed a cup of coffee (my second of the day) and a bowl of cherries and yogurt.

The pretzel croissant was amazing, but the company was even better! Thanks for the breakfast date, lady : )

I just baked a batch of brownies…to you, know…carboload for the 10k I have tomorrow, hehe. And now I’ve got to hit the roads for an easy 3 miler. Anyone else running the Joe Kleinerman 10k in CP tomorrow morning? If you see me, say hi!!

Which blogger would you most like to eat breakfast with? Holly the Healthy Everythingtarian is my pick! Ideally, we’d dine on molasses cookies and coffee : )

  • Hope to see you tomorrow! I’ll be sure to say hi if I do. 🙂

    Yogurt and cherries look good…are those canned cherries or what??

  • Madeline- Greens and Jeans

    So good to finally meet you!! Hopefully you, me, and Holly can have breakfast together soon!

  • love sweet potatoes and peanut butter! this looks fab, as does your bloggy b-fast. i havent been to city bakery in awhile, but a pretzel croissant might make it worth the trip!

    rock your race tomorrow girl! reunion sooooon 🙂

    i agree that breakfast with holly would be awesome. not sure who else id pick – maybe janetha? she seems rad.

  • sweet potatoes, peanut butter, chickpeas, and arugula? count me in. yum.

    i’ve never been to city bakery! a pretzel croissant is totally intriguing. and now that i’ve looked at their website, there is a hot chocolate festival coming up, and i think we will have to make plans around this. yes?

    good luck tomorrow lady!

  • I want to try that stew – cumin, cinnamon and peanut butter all together sounds exciting!
    I’d love to have a meal with so many bloggers, but I’d probably pick Jenna from

  • OH yeah, Holly is my dream date…..

  • I love me a sweet potato! So jealous you got to meet Madeline and enjoy City Bakery deliciousness.

    Hope you had a great race – maybe we can meet up for a run soon? I miss running with you!(knock on wood, the IT band is good!)

  • I’ve wondered about that pretzel croissant – if it’s really as good as people say – and now I might just have to try it! The sweet potato stew looks delicious. PB is an interesting ingredient but I’m sure it’s great! Hope the race went well today!

  • I love that you met up with a fellow blogger! Looks like tons of fun. I’m totally going to make a variation of that stew. I bought way too much arugula this weekend and I’ve got to find a way to use it fast!

  • Emilia – I think they were canned cherries! I need to hunt some down at the grocery store. They were delicious : )

  • I know what you’re saying with the stews/soups thing. I’m all about the comfort food right now.

    And on that note, I’m also hoarding the few sweet potatoes I have left from my parent’s garden. I’m not ready for them to be gone!

  • I want to have breakfast with Anderson Cooper! I know he’s not a blogger and is gay, but I still imagine a great future for us together.

  • That stew looks so comforting! I love the sriracha addition… I can put it on pretty much anything.

    LOVE City Bakery! I love their fruit salad and yogurt spread, and their tofu and coffee is excellent. I’ve never heard of a pretzel croissant though, and it looks fabulous! I’ve had a major soft pretzel craving lately.

  • Laura

    I would love to have lunch with you, Megan! But alas, I live in WI…
    I’ve just discovered the goodness of sweet potatoes and I love making baked sweet potato fries!

  • i want to have breakfast with YOU!!! seriously, i know we will be great friends. because i already met madeline, you two got along and errythang, i am more convinced than ever. love you lady – and when we do have breakfast, i want one of those pretzel croissants, mmmkay?

  • That dish looks FABULOUS, but a little high in calories for me. Do you think it would be as good if I used less peanut butter? Peanut butter is such an overpowering flavor anyway that I’m thinking I could reduce the amount and not notice a huge difference in flavor.