Roasted sweet potatoes are the One Direction of vegetables: they’re good, but never surprising—you always know what you’re going to get with roasted sweet potatoes. Sweet potato miso soup, on the other hand, is the post-One Direction Harry Styles of food. With a little freedom to transform, it becomes way more interesting. (Don’t come for me, Directioners.)
My point: Roasted sweet potatoes have their place (as does a poppy One Direction anthem), but you don’t have to eat ‘em all winter long. The roundup of recipes below opens up a whole new world of sweet potato goodness that will have the tuber surprising you for months on end.
Also below, six more ways beyond meal prep to make your week the best it can be, including a silent dance party (yes, please!) and a race across the Ben Franklin Bridge. Pick one or all and watch your week improve!
Sweeten up your week: The almighty sweet potato is no one-trick pony, and this round-up of drool-worthy recipes from the folks at Healthyish proves it. From sweet potato miso soup to sweet potato baba ganoush to good ol’ roasted sweet potatoes, there are endless ways to work them into your meal prep. Do it.
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We are now accepting orders for Friday pick-up at South Philly Barbacoa! Our Friday minimum order is 5 kilo (serves 30), so gather your friends and family and go in together. We also take orders for pick-up on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (with no minimum). Call 215-694-3797
Taco Tuesday! BREAKING NEWS: You can now get South Philly Barbacoa’s infamous tacos every day of the week. The taqueria, known for out-the-door lines, recently announced that they’ll now be taking takeout orders on the three days when they were previously closed. The only catch: The minimum order feeds six. The fix? Get your friends together for a Taco Tuesday dinner! Do it.
Start taking inventory of your trash. If you have nightmares about the state of the environment (I’m with you), the first place to start making a meaningful change is with yourself and the waste you create. This outline on how to take inventory of your trash (for real) is a great starting point to see where you can be more sustainable. Do it.
Dress up and dance the night away! For Halloween, Silent Philly is hosting a dance party at Cherry Street Pier. They’ll have three DJs who you can choose to listen to through your headphones, and they’ll be screening a scary movie. Do it.
Escape to France! For an hour or two, at least. The brains behind Queen Village’s Good King Tavern just transformed the storage space above it into a tiny slice of France, creating a natural wine bar inspired by the Loire Valley. It’s dark, cozy, and—if you are otherwise stuck in Philly for the weekend—offers up a wine list that will give you a taste of a getaway. Do it.
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Dear yoga: Thank you for much-needed moments of stillness. Happy International Day of Yoga, everyone. If you’re looking for a place to practice today, there are spots available in Happy Hour Vinyasa at our East Market, Graduate Hospital, Logan Square, and Northern Liberties clubs tonight. Highly recommend.💯 #worldyogaday #internationaldayofyoga
Powerflow into the weekend. If slow-moving downward dogs aren’t your jam, this Saturday morning Powerflow yoga class—think: a fitness-focused approach to vinyasa—at our Graduate Hospital outpost may be more up your alley. You’ll leave sweaty and, gloriously, more relaxed. #winning. Do it.
Run the bridge! Take your Sunday run to new heights (with views that totally beat the ground-level sights) with a race across the Ben Franklin Bridge. The Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K, which takes you out and back over the Delaware River, is this Sunday. Do it.
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