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Sweet potato mushroom steak hash

sweet-potato-1Okay! Day 1 of my 90 days of Paleo in the bag! I wanted to find some new recipes to make these next few months so I just googled ‘best paleo meal’ and this recipe came up. I wouldn’t say it’s the BEST ever but it was really good plus super easy to make.

Ingredients:

*1 lb of steak (I just used stir fry meat from whole foods. Pretty reasonably priced for grass fed!)
*1 large sweet potato
*1 large onion cut into smallish pieces
*2 cups or so of sliced mushrooms. The more the better in my opinion!
*1-2 Roma tomatoes
*garlic powder
*parsley
*olive oil

1. Start out by marinating your meat for a while. I just tossed it with some olive oil, garlic powder, parsley, and some Thai salt and pepper. Any seasoning or salt would work. I just did that in the morning but it can be done immediately before cooking too.

2. Cut up your sweet potato into little cubes and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and a little parsley. Put on a baking sheet and roast for about 30 mins or until nice and crispy.

3. In a large saucepan add some olive oil and add your onions. Cook them until transparent and then add your mushrooms. Cook until almost done and then add your chopped steak.

4. Cook the steak until how you like it and about 5 mins before the sweet potatoes are done, toss them in with the mixture. Stir together and taste! May need a tad more seasoning so I added some of this Thai salt we have. So good!

5. Chop up your tomatoes and add at the last minute on top and serve! That’s it!

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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Beef, Dinner

 

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Paleo Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Bisquits

chivesI am a cooking queen today. I made 2 side dishes, a new chicken dish, and a dessert today. Plus I want to try to make a paleo pumpkin cheesecake, but I will wait till Wednesday to do that. That way we can bring to Thanksgiving and not eat it all here. Hopefully it taste good and people actually like it! I will post after I make that one too.

These bisquits were pretty easy to make and are a great side dish at dinner when you are missing a roll, bread, or bisquit. These would be amazing with some grated chedder cheese added, but I decided to go strict and see how they turned out. Really good!

Ingredients:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes or yams (So about 2 cups mashed)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 6-8 strips bacon, cut into small pieces
  • leftover fat from bacon
  • 3-4 tablespoons chives
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bake the sweet potatos about 30 mins at 350. Till they are nice and soft. When those are done, peel the skin away and mash them up into a large bowl. Add your eggs and mix well. Make sure to mix together completely or when you add your bacon fat they will turn into scramble egg mash!

Slice up your bacon into little pieces and cook until nice and crispy. Set aside on a paper towel to drain. Add the bacon fat to the sweet potato mixture and mix together well.

Now add your dry ingredients, coconut flour, baking soda, salt and pepper. Mix together well and add chives and bacon and mix all ingredients together again.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a large spoon to drop your bisquits on your sheet. Try to make them all the same size so they cook evenly.

Cook in over at 400 for about 22-27 minutes.

Let rest a bit and then enjoy!

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Sides

 

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Sweet Potato Brownies

pic9IYePk21 day sugar detox is OVER! I lost about 5lbs and gained a ton of knowledge on how much sugar you can easily eat in a day without even realizing it. So I think overall it was a huge success. I plan on doing it twice a year. Next one starting January 1st to kick off the new year, then again in August. Its funny after its over you’re like… what now? Well luckily for me there is another challenge right around the corner! Its called the “Whole Life Challenge”. Which is basically 8 weeks of being accountable for nutrition, excersice, stretching, vitamins, and there is some extra credit weekly challenges you can do also. I will also be taking measurements, doing a workout that I will test in the beginning and again at the end, and logging in each day on line. I love stuff like this. Its basically eating paleo- but again, no sugar. But this challenge I can have fruits, just limited amounts. Anyone can do this challenge. I am joining as part of Sausalito Crossfit, but anyone can do it. Check it out. www.wholelifechallenge.com

So it starts September 15th for 8 weeks. So that officially gives me 11 more days to make some paleo treats again! This one looks nice and chocolately yummilicious. I told Joe I would make him the Paleo Pecan Carmel bars before I head back down to LA for 5 days this week. He loves those. But these look like they will be good. They are in the oven right now, so I will post pics and results soon!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup enjoy life chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt (woops, I forgot this)
  • I also topped mine with just a sprinkle of coconut shavings

Bake the sweet potato until nice and soft. About 30 mins at 425. In the meantime, combine all your wet ingredients together in your food processor. Eggs, honey, vanilla, and coconut oil. When those are all combined add in your coconut flour, baking soda and powder, and cocoa powder. Mix all these ingredients together. Mash up your cooked sweet potato and slowly add that to the mixer as well. Put your chocolate chips in, mix together and your ready to pour!

Pour into an 8×8 baking dish and sprinkle the top with a few chocolate chips and a little bit of coconut. Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy. I am now waiting for that moment myself!

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Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Sweet Potato Zucchini Egg breakfast cups

The title pretty much says it all. Minus the tomatoes. Today is the last of the grocery shopping from last week so its create something with leftovers time! These are good hot, but I am looking forward to just eating these on the go in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 zucchini
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste

I started off just slicing the sweet potatoes long and short with a mandolin. The long slices I cut in half and wrapped those around the cupcake pans, the small round slices I put on the bottom of the cupcakes pan. Grate the zucchini and slice the cherry tomatoes. Then just mix together your eggs, zucchini, and tomatoes and spoon the mixture into the cups. Add a bit of salt and pepper to the mixture. I baked these for about 15 minutes at 350.

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Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Breakfast, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

This is a great side meal. My friend made these the other night and they were super tasty so I decided to make a batch during lunch for the hell of it. Its just way too easy not to try it.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potatoe’s
  • Bacon
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt to taste

Slice up your sweet potatoe, cut the bacon into little pieces, sprinkle with cinnamon and a little sea salt. Lay out on a baking sheet and cook at 35o for about 15-20 minutes until tender. Voila! I hear if you put them into tin foil, wrap them all up, and throw them on the BBQ, its even better!

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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Sides

 

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