Since my Sweet Potato Carbonara was such a hit, I figured I’d give that recipe a little update, by using more-accessible bacon (instead of pancetta) and cramming in some extra protein, flavor and texture with chickpeas.
One of my favorite dishes I’ve ever had at a restaurant was actually a chickpea, bacon and kale salad — when the chickpeas get cooked in that bacon grease, they absorb all those savory and salty flavors.
The sweet potatoes are slightly sweet, which is why this carbonara is better than traditional carbonara (seriously!) — the cheese and egg sauce, the salty bacon, it’s just amazing. Honestly, I think I may like this recipe better than my original one – sometimes, pancetta can be a bit sweet, especially when paired with another sweet ingredient (like spiralized sweet potatoes!)
As I write this, I’m listening to Miles Davis in my new office! If you missed it last week, I finally signed a lease on my very own office space, and I’ve been moving in since about Wednesday evening.
Right now, I’ve got my desk, a brand new 27″ Mac desktop (probably the best thing since sliced bread), a photography desk area, some rugs, and about 50% of what I need for a fully functional kitchen. I actually thought about just bringing down my kitchenware on the days that I’d be cooking, but then I thought: the whole reason I wanted to get an office was to have my own dedicated, 100% Inspiralized space. Bringing down kitchenware would make it seem like a make-shift space or a temporary space or something.
And for everyone that’s been asking, I simply rented a studio apartment in my building. It is so convenient and much cheaper than renting an office space – or even renting a co-working office. Plus, I have my own kitchen, my own bathroom, etc. Very happy, to say the least.
Today’s also the last day to enter to win the Inspiralized giveaway, a little celebration for the new look of Inspiralized and the new office space. You can enter below – US addresses only, this ends at 11:59pm EST tonight – and I will be announcing the winners on the blog tomorrow!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 14 points
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