Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fresh Sweet Potato Fries

This is one of my go to recipes. They are so easy and delicious. When my nieces are over they love to help make and then quickly eat these. There is always a sense of pride when I can get the little ones to enjoy Paleo friendly foods.

Fresh Sweet Potato Fries (Serves 2)
1 large sweet potato
Olive Oil
Sea Salt

Pre-Heat Oven to 400 degrees.

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into "fry" shaped pieces.

In a large Ziploc bag, place raw potatoes. Drizzle olive oil into bag, as well as sea salt (or seasoning salt), and paprika. Zip up bag and shake around till all the fries are covered generously with oil and seasonings.

Empty sweet potato fries onto a large cookie sheet. Spread them out so they lay flat and are not overlapping.

Bake for 10 min. Remove from oven and flip/turn/toss the fries on the sheet.

Return to oven and cook for 10 more min. Fries should be a little crispy on the edges and cooked throughout.

(The cooking time are approximate and will depend on the thickness of the "fries". Keep and eye on your baking and adjust times as needed)

If needed, broil on high for a few min. to get them crispier- but BE CAREFUL things can go south quickly when broiling.

Remove and enjoy!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Fresh Stuffed Peppers

I have wanted to try this recipe for quite awhile, but since the hubby doesn't like peppers I had to wait for the right time. Girls Night to the rescue! The ladies from the gym came over and we all devoured these peppers, for time of course. ;) I believe food tastes better when you are with good company.
Here is the original recipe, but I modified it because I don't like mushy peppers (and I was worried about that in the Crockpot) and didn't have time to shred the veggies (story of my life- ha ha).

Fresh Stuffed Peppers
2 1/2 lbs meat
6 large peppers
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic
1 T oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
Salt/Pepper to taste
6 oz can tomato paste
1 C water

Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare peppers by cutting tops off and removing seeds.

On stove top, cook meat. Add salt/pepper, seasoning salt, garlic, oregano, cumin, chili powder, to taste. Like it more spicy? Add in some pepper flakes, or chili sauce. Once meat has been cooked about 1/2 way add chopped up onion. Cook thoroughly. Add tomato paste to the meat. Remove from heat.

Fill each pepper with the meat and place in a large cake pan. In the bottom of the pan put 1 cup water. Cover pan with foil. Place in oven and cook for 30 min.