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Lately we’ve been binging on TV every night. To be honest, watching TV is not a big priority around this house, and we tend to spend our evenings on at events (me), on our computers (him), or reading (me again).
Partly because we don’t have cable and partly because nothing has really held my interest since LOST ended, we’ve drifted away from the standard viewing.
However, binging on a single show for a few hours? Yeah, we’re into that. We blew through three seasons of Game of Thrones just in time for the release of every single episode of Gilmore Girls to Netflix.
During the first few episodes, my husband questioned why I was watching it again, but now he’s hooked, and we’re already into season 4.
Fittingly, this month’s Stream Team prompt is all about friendship. If you aren’t familiar with GG, the mother-daughter friendship is the focus of the entire show, with all the ups and downs that happen with regular friends, but with the added bonus of how strange it actually is to have your daughter be your best friend.
No matter what, though, they always stick it out together, and I’d like to think I have that intense level of friendship with my small crew. Fierce loyalty is where it’s at, in my opinion, and that kind of connection deserves celebration.
Like Lorelai and Rory, who have food central to their lives (who wouldn’t kill for their metabolisms), so are all the gatherings I have with my friends. Nothing is quite right if we don’t have something nearby to nibble!
These sweet potato almond squares are just healthy enough to sate your sweet tooth and give you a boost of healthy whole grains and fats.
Want more recommendations for great friendships on Netflix? Check out:
For kids and the kid-at-heart:
Gilmore Girls | New Girl | How I Met Your Mother | 30 Rock | Breaking Bad | The X-Files | Wayne’s World
If you’re celebrating Friendsgiving or just hanging with your buddies, these squares are a tasty addition to the menu.
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Sweet Potato Almond Squares
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds, plus 1 tablespoon for the top
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup spelt flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×9 square pan.
- Chop 1/2 cup almonds in a food processor until very fine. Mix together with flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In a large bowl, stir together sweet potato, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, and egg.
- Stir in dry mixture, and spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining almond pieces.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate based on online calculators. Any nutritional information found on Stetted should be used as a general guideline only.
More fall snack recipes you might like:
Apple Cinnamon Pretzel Twists – Running to the Kitchen
Broccoli Cheese Toasties – Stetted
Butternut Squash Snack Cake – Stetted
Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips – Edible Perspective
Healthier Chocolate Snacking Cake – Baking A Moment
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