My Frinspiration: Samosa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes & Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

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...I don't know what it is - weather, puppy, work, or life in general but I am both mentally and physically exhausted this week, like every single day. All I want to do is take a long nap after work, fix easy meals or settle in with chips and definitely have no exercise on my agenda.. But whatever it is, I am so ready to snap out of it. 

Does that ever happen to you? or do I have some problem I need to be concerned about? 

Yesterday I had to force myself (literally) to not take a nap and look for some delicious dinner inspirations. I am so glad I did. My Frinspiration{Friday Inspiration} comes from Joanne@joanne-eatswellwithothers & Kevin@Closet Cooking

Recently Joanne posted Samosa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and I was completely sold by just the title of her post. How could you not? Hello Vitamin A, C, low fat, fiber rich delicious samosa filling with sweet potatoes. 


I followed the recipe exactly but substituted frozen green peas with frozen edamame. Sweet potatoes takes 45-50 minutes to bake so in the meanwhile I got the rest of the ingredients ready and added sweet potato mixture at the end. The boyfriend & I both savored every bite and we know this will be made again. But if sweet potato is not your thing (seriously who does not like sweet potato), I am sure it will taste great with russet potatoes too or make traditional baked samosas with potato filling. Nutritionally speaking - sweet potatoes are slightly better but regular potatoes if not fried also has plenty of nutritional benefits. 

While I waited on the sweet potatoes - I made Crispy Baked Avocado Fries . The fries are irresistibly good and addicting - imagine creamy avocado against crunchy bread crumbs. Even though there was not much flavor from the avocado itself, it did have a soft, velvety mouthfeel and the crispy texture from panko bread crumbs made all the difference. 

I served it with low fat sour cream mixed with a little Sriracha. The boyfriend and I inhaled the whole plate in less than 0.005 seconds..okay fine very very quick and we both wished we had  more of it. 

Note: I baked sweet potatoes and avocado fries at 425F together although the recipe for sweet potatoes calls for baking at 400F. Not sure if that makes a lot of difference but it did save me time and I was able to enjoy two delicious recipes back to back :)

Check out my last Frinspiration for horchata & peanut butter  avocado cookies.

What is your one inspiration from this week?

Happy Friday and have a great weekend.