when life gets tough, grab a sweet potato!

I win the worst blogger ever award. A 10 day hiatus… never saw it coming! But sometimes life just gets in the way. Life is being anything but simple these days. This whole first time house buying is proving to be a challenge- a challenge that I certainly did not anticipate, nor think would EVER happen. It’s like we’re trying to move mountains. It’s exhausting… but hopefully it pays off in the end.

In light of this craziness… the kitchen has been pretty bare lately. Shopping didn’t happen this week, but sometimes I think that’s alright. Sometimes I like to get creative, you know, to create meals using things you find in the back of your cupboard. We’ve been doing A LOT of that lately.

And, we’ve been having A LOT of sweet potatoes lately. E’s in serious heaven.

We’ve had ’em in wedge form, and in patty form. Both spicy and sweet.

Check out these babies. So delicious! Easy Peasy. Sliced up sweet potatoes, coated in EVOO and seasoned with sea salt and pepper! Roasted at 450F for 30 minutes.

Fast forward a few days… and we’ve got these tasty sweet potato appetizers! Sweet and spicy all rolled into one!

Slice sweet potatoes into disks, and boil for approximately 12 minutes, or until soft. Mix together the following spices:

  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. sea salt
  • 1/2 t. chili powder
  • 1/4 t. paprika
  • 1/4 t. onion powder
  • 1/4 t. garlic powder

Remove the sweet potatoes and let cool. Once cooled enough to handle, smush the sweet potatoes down lightly with a fork and brush with EVOO. Sprinkle with the above spice mixture and bake at 375F for 15 minutes, then flip over and bake for another 10 minutes. Then enjoy! We did along with ribs and a salad. Mmmmm. Mmmm!

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a post graduate, paleo house hunter

Au Revoir University of Waterloo! It’s been nice knowing you. Saturday at 11:26am, I wrote the last word of the last paper of the last exam I’ll ever write. Err. Well for now anyways.. and it t’was nice! I feel so free, and am excited to move on to bigger n’ better things!

… and I’m wasting no time doing just that. In fact, after I got home from my exams E and I met our realtor and went and saw some potential houses. One is a definite contender… and a major fixer upper! I so excited for the prospect of taking something that’s been neglected and in need of a little TLC and making it our own!

On that note.. I won’t bore you with the details until something is set in stone. All I can say is that I am pumped to have our own laundry machines, a full size stove and a full sized fridge! Booyah!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. vanilla
  • 1/4 t. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup date puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 T. coconut oil, melted
  • 3-4 T. almond milk
  • sunflower seeds, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Mix eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and date puree in a bowl until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together baking powder, salt and coconut flour.
  4. Mix wet into dry ingredients, adding almond milk until mix becomes pourable.
  5. Fill 6 greased or silicon muffin tins with the batter.
  6. Top each muffin with a dollop of date puree and a sprinkle with sun flower seeds.
  7. Bake for 16 minutes and enjoy!