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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Dressing Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | December 10, 2012

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Photo: Joanne Bruno

I’ve been focusing a lot on salad consumption lately to get me through the few weeks in-between one holiday season and another with my skinny jeans still intact. Don’t get me wrong, my days are still dotted with cookie consumption, but I like to think I’m evening it all out by devouring a plate full of veggies on a daily basis.

My favorite salads are the kinds where each bite is filled with bursts of flavor and texture, not just plain old lettuce, forkful after forkful. Case in point – this roasted sweet potato salad, which is hearty, healthy and satisfying all in one. It has a hint of heat and tang from the jalapeno-lime dressing that makes the sweet potatoes and bell peppers taste all the more vibrant, while the black beans ground the salad, adding protein and heft. This is definitely the kind of salad you’ll look forward to eating day after day, so much so that you won’t even miss the cookie excess. Pinky swear.

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Adapted from Mark Bittman

Joanne Bruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student. Find more of delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well With Others

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Vegan Mexican Lasagna

By Aine Carlin | September 12, 2011

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Photo: Aine Carlin

I might just go out on a limb and exclaim that Mexican is the greatest cuisine of all time. Personally, I’d be happy to live on a diet on of beans and tortillas. Add a spritz of lime and a decent sprinkling of cilantro to bring things alive and you have total perfection on a plate.

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