Food blogger, photographer, recipe developer and cookbook author Tieghan Gerard joined "Good Morning America" to share a simple recipe for garlic peanut noodles from her latest book, "Half Baked Harvest Every Day."

Her millions of fans have fallen in love with her best-selling book and blog that provides a wholesome decadence, non-fussy approach, and smart twists on comforting favorites.

Gerard's new book is about what you'll want to eat day in and day out with over 120 balanced and flexible, feel-good meals.

Saucy garlic peanut noodles with sesame sweet potatoes

PHOTO: A bowl of garlic peanut noodles with sesame.
Teighan Gerard and Kristen Kilpatrick
A bowl of garlic peanut noodles with sesame.

Serves 6

2 small sweet potatoes, cut into ¼-inch-thick rounds
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons raw honey
Fine pink Himalayan salt
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Crushed red pepper flakes
3 cups shredded kale or napa cabbage
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon sambal oelek
1 (1-inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated
1 pound Chinese egg noodles or thick-cut rice noodles
Peanuts, for serving
Sliced green onions, for serving (optional)


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

On a rimmed baking sheet, combine the sweet potatoes, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1 tablespoon of the honey and a pinch of salt. Arrange the potatoes in an even layer. Roast, flipping halfway through, until the potatoes are softened and sticky, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven, add the sesame seeds and a pinch of red pepper flakes, and toss to coat.

In a medium bowl, toss the kale with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Add the kale to the baking sheet with the potatoes. Return to the oven and roast until the kale is wilted, 5 minutes more.

Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sambal oelek, ginger, garlic and the remaining 2 tablespoons honey. Blend until smooth, adding water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed to thin the sauce.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. Drain, then return the noodles to the pot. Pour the sauce over the hot noodles and toss to coat.

To serve, divide the noodles among bowls. Top with the sweet potatoes and kale. Sprinkle on the peanuts and green onions (if using), and more red pepper flakes, if desired.

“Reprinted from Half Baked Harvest:Every Day.Copyright © 2022 by Teighan Gerard. Photographs copyright © 2022 by Teighan Gerard and Kristen Kilpatrick. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House.”