I created this Spicy Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad to showcase my Chipotle Vinaigrette Dressing. This salad with its combination of roasted sweet potatoes, sweet black grapes, earthy lentils, crunchy pepitas, and spicy dressing is so awesome!
I wanted a fun dessert that would be an ode to the end of summer while still looking forward to the beginnings of fall and all it has to bring. Sweaters, leaves, cozy blankets. Well, in my mind that’s what fall is, cooling weather and cozy things. But, in truth, here in California fall is probably the hottest season we have. Dry, windy, and hot. So, an ice cream float is a perfect fall treat.
Last week I made my Smoky Black Bean Chili for dinner. It’s great because it cooks in the crock pot, leaving the kitchen nice and cool. Since it makes a big ‘ol pot of chili there were lots of leftovers that I stuck in the freezer. And, last night I made enchiladas with the chili, some more black beans, zucchini, and corn. Man, was it yummy!