Sweet Angel Sweet Potatoes: a Hannah Ervin Creation

This is a super healthy, super versatile, and super tasty recipe.

By Claire Nunez

This is Hannah!

During the spring semester, I went to my good pal, Hannah Ervin’s apartment and she made me the most amazing dinner of sweet potatoes, onions, kale, egg, and mushrooms ever.  I am totally going to share this recipe with you all but first: a little bit on one of my favorite humans at Fordham.

Hannah is a rising senior double majoring in Theology and Humanitarian Studies with a minor in Russian Studies.  She is heavily involved with GO! and has gone on several projects including GO! Haiti and more recently, GO! West. Hannah is amazing with everything she does, especially with her work with Fordham’s UNICEF, and her promotion of social justice throughout New York City and globally. Hannah is one of the kindest and most genuine people I know and on top of all of that, she is a pretty damn good cook.  With that, here is a recipe that’s quickly become a staple in my own diet:

Serves: 2-3


  • 2-3 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • A quarter of a small white onion, diced
  • 5-6 White button mushrooms sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 Cup of kale
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1.  Wash, peel, and cube the sweet potatoes so that the cubes are evenly sized
  2.  Take out a decently sized pan and heat it to a medium-low temperature
  3. Add the olive oil, onions, and sweet potatoes.  Salt and pepper the combination to taste.
  4. Once the sweet potatoes are starting to soften around the edges and in the middle, add the mushrooms.  Cook those bad boys until they are lightly browned and soft.
  5. Add the kale in.  Feel free to add a little more olive oil to make the mixture easier to combine.  Cook those leafy greens until they are soft and a bit darker.
  6.  Crack the two eggs and scramble them up in the pan.  Mix it all up so that the scrambled eggs are evenly distributed.
  7. Remove it all from the pan and salt and pepper to taste again. Voilá! An amazing meal!

The best part about Hannah’s recipe is that it can be combined with chicken, beef, or even some sausage to be a hearty combination.  Another fun substitution is spinach instead of kale.  It is very tasty and the combinations are endless! Enjoy!

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