Taco Tuesday Tortas


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Sweet Potato Tuna Patties

recipe: Sweet Potato Tuna PattiesThis may be one of my favorite “leftover makeover” — that is, taking your leftovers and transforming them into something delicious. Every time I make sweet potatoes with dinner, I always end up with more baked sweet potato than needed and now it’s by design. I make these patties the night before work and bring them with me for lunch over a salad.


  • 1 can tuna, drained (I prefer the low sodium soaked in water)
  • 1 leftover sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon of capers (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Almond meal to bind (~1/4 c – 1/3 c)

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Memorial Day BBQ “Leftover Makeover” Pizza

recipe: barbecue BBQ leftovers Memorial Day pizzaI love the challenge of giving my leftovers a makeover. Not only does it make me feel great to not waste my leftovers but it’s also a time saver since most of food is already prepared.

For Memorial Day, I like to make a traditional barbecue of burgers/hot dogs and all the possible fixins (including sautéed mushroom, raw onion, tomatoes, cheese etc).  But since I never learn my  lesson on how much of the fixins to put out, I’m often left with a lot of raw onions, chopped tomatoes and sautéed mushrooms.

At first I thought I would make barbecue chicken pizza with caramelized onions but didn’t think the kids would go for that.  However, since the hubby and I loved that idea, I boiled 2 chicken breasts for 20 minutes. Once cooked, I shredded them and set them aside. I separated them and put half the shredded pieces with BBQ sauce and left the other half plain.  Continue reading