Holiday Traditions With a Healthy Twist

December 17, 2020

SCULPT Vlog #3

On the season finale of our SCULPT Vlog, we are creating a healthy twist on a holiday favorite. We also demonstrate how to combine previous dishes from past SCULPT episodes to create a fun and exciting choices for families during the Holidays. SCULPT is a partnership with Jasmine Simone from Of Salt and Soil where the intersection of healthy eating and budget friendly options are explored.


RECIPE: Herbed Quinoa Stuffed Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Basil Aioli



  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa
  • 3¼ cup broth (from September Recipe, Build Your Own Broth)
  • 1 leek diced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 3 cups mushrooms
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Basic aioli

  • ½ cup plant-based mayo
  • 1 cup fresh basil


  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Cut Sweet Potato in half and bake in oven at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes (or until tender and fully cooked)
  • Heat skillet on medium heat and add grapeseed oil
  • Chop leeks and shallots and sauté in skillet
  • Dice mushrooms, leeks and shallots and add to skillet
  • Prepare Quinoa with broth (according to package directions)
  • Use previously made greens (see Holiday Greens recipe) and mix with cooked quinoa
  • Add sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil aioli: Mix mayo and chopped fresh basil in separate bowl
  • Remove cooked sweet potato from oven, set on plate, and use a spoon to scoop out a little flesh from center of each of the halves.
  • Add mixture of quinoa, greens, to center of the sweet potatoes
  • Dollop Basil Aioli mixture on top
  • Place a few sprigs of Rosemary on top to garnish (optional)

Jasmine Simone
Jasmine Simone is a plant-based celebrity chef, certified nutritionist, nutritious food justice advocate and a public health professional Jasmine Simone’s work has led her to make the meaningful connection between agricultural wellness and mental wellness. She is the founder of the wellness solutions organization SALT and SOIL and has conducted health and wellness trainings and speaking events for a number of organizations including NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Spelman College, Colin Kaepernick’s, Know Your Rights Camp, The City of Atlanta, The City of New York, Harlem Grown Farm, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture and Afro-Punk.”

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