Recently, my sister decided to give the interior of her home a new coat of paint, something to freshen the space up. She wanted a color that would coordinate nicely with the furniture she already had. The living room, foyer, hallway, and open staircase were all on the to-paint list. Open concept homes are lovely […]
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Don’t be so quick to forget who we are. Do you not remember last year at this very time what Nebraska was up against? We are Nebraska Strong. We are Nebraska Nice. With recent events keeping us all at a distance, I hope we remember just how important hospitality is. I know this does not […]
The holidays are now (dare I say finally?) in our rearview mirror. Don’t misunderstand me, I love the holiday season. I cherish time spent with our family, the traditions shared, and, of course, the delicious food. Yet, when it’s all said and done, my introvert heart is always relieved when the festivities have come and […]
Why Create Family Traditions? An important part of parenthood for me was creating memories and building our own family traditions. I remember purchasing our first home—my vision of my future children coming down the stairs to gifts under the Christmas tree was as important as ensuring we had enough indoor garage space for our cars. […]
The smell of freshly baked sweet dinner rolls makes my house feel like home. There is something about it! Sweet dinner rolls are sweet, yeasty, and savory all at once. In my adult life, I endeavored to cook for my family well and provide the kind of structure with family meals my mom did […]
Guess what y’all?! American Football Day is an actual thing… and it’s HERE! American Football Day is annually observed on November 5th. It celebrates one of the United States’ most popular sports: football. American Football Day also marks the midpoint of the National Football League’s season. When we celebrate today, I hope we can look […]
My family loves apples! This time of year is full of inspiration for wonderful, delicious apple treats. Here is a healthier “caramel” apple recipe, in which the main ingredient of the “caramel” is figs or dates. So yummy, super easy, and easy for my 3-year-old and 1 1/2 year old boys to help with. If […]
The average American sends 4.4 pounds of trash to the landfills every single day. Only 9 percent of waste is recycled. There are many manageable steps moms can take to slow down this plastic pileup. The zero-waste movement is gaining momentum! There are many resources to do so right here in Omaha. Compost Your Food Waste […]
Except sweet potato tacos.
Let me give you a little back story. My husband accepted a challenge several years ago to eat vegan for a month and then decided to extend it to a full year. One of our favorite meals to make is tacos, so we had to get creative with a vegan taco. My husband wanted something that took the place of meat but did not pretend to be meat. He still wanted the essence of a taco but not the let down of a “I still remember the taste of a meat taco and this doesn’t come close” meat substitute.
Enter the beautiful sweet potato. My husband decided to cut one up in really tiny cubes, toss them with a delicious chili powder blend, and bake the sweet potato bites until the outsides were crispy. The sweet and spicy crispy sweet potato bites, combined with all the other elements of a delicious taco, made my taste buds sing.
Sweet potato tacos have become a staple in our household and are something even this ground beef taco-loving lady looks forward to for dinner. Give these tacos a try and put your own spin on them. Get creative with your toppings. This recipe heats up well for leftovers, so you can have tacos for dinner and a taco bowl for lunch the next day. Be careful – you too will fall in love with sweet potato tacos!