Loaded Sweet Potato

Carbo loaded to go watch the NYC Marathon this past Sunday with this loaded sweet potato! Topped with red peppers roasted in avocado oil, black beans, cilantro, and guac. This was 10/10 ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato
1 red bell pepper
1/4 cup cooked black beans
Avocado oil
Guacamole- 1 ripe avocado, 1 lime, cilantro, ~1/8 sweet onion, 1 clove of garlic
Sea salt
Black pepper

Directions:
1. Cut a small slit in the large sweet potato. Place the sweet potato in the microwave for ~5 minutes or until soft. Remove from the microwave and allow to cool. Once cool, open up the sweet potato lengthwise. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
3. Cut a red bell pepper into slices. Place the red pepper slices on a baking dish and bake in the oven with 1 tbsp of avocado oil for ~30 mins or until soft.
4. To make the guacamole- cut ~1/8 sweet onion into small pieces. Place the one clove of garlic through a garlic masher. In a bowl, combine the avocado, onion, and garlic. Add juice of 1/2 lime and season with salt and pepper. Mix until the consistency is even and guacamole is formed.
5. Top the sweet potato with black beans, roasted red pepper slices, 1/2 of the guacamole, and additional cilantro. Season with additional lime juice, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Waffles๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

Iโ€™m a HUGE sweet potato fan. Itโ€™s definitely one of my favorite vegetables, even if itโ€™s on the starchy side. I impulse bought a waffle maker earlier this week because I wanted to make some sweet potato waffles. It did take me a couple of tries to get the recipe down, but now that I did it is so easy to make and you can do soo much with it. Iโ€™ve made both sweet and savory revisions of sweet potato waffles and all that you have to vary is what you season them with and what you add as toppings. Iโ€™ll show both a savory and sweet version of sweet potato waffles that I made so you can get some ideas.

Savory sweet potato waffle breakfast sandwich:

I seasoned this sweet potato waffle with salt and pepper. I used the entire batter to make one large waffle. I then topped this waffle with egg, sliced avocado, and hot sauce to make a breakfast sandwich. It was soo good!

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Sweet sweet potato waffle recipe:

I seasoned this sweet potato waffle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a 1/2 tsp of monkfruit (optional) for a little extra sweet flavor. I cooked half the batter twice to make two medium sized sweet potato waffles. I topped this with coconut cream, pecans, and maple syrup.

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Below is the general recipe to make the waffles:

 

Ingredients:

Coconut oil

2 medium sweet potatoes

2 tbsp tiger nut flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 eggs

1 scoop of collagen protein

Seasoning: salt and black pepper for savory flavors, cinnamon, nutmeg, and (optional: monkfruit sweetener) for sweet flavors

 

Directions:

1. Turn on waffle maker to warm it up.

2. Coat the waffle maker well with coconut oil. Make sure it is evenly distributed throughout so the waffle doesnโ€™t stick to the waffle maker.

3. ย Make a small cut in each sweet potato and place in microwave for 5 minutes or until it has completely softened. Allow the sweet potatoes to cool.

4. Remove the peel from the sweet potatoes and mash the sweet potatoes into a medium sized bowl.

5. Add 1 scoop of collagen, tigernut flour, baking soda, eggs, and seasoning to the bowl and mix together.

6. Distribute the contents of the bowl evenly throughout the waffle maker. You can either make 1 large or 2 medium waffles with this batter, depending on how large/small or soft/crispy you want the waffle. For smaller, crispier waffles, split the batter in 2 and only cook 1/2 the batter in the waffle maker at a time.

7. Allow the waffle to cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Ignore the light if the waffle maker says it is ready earlier. Cook for longer if you used the full batter for a larger waffle or if youโ€™d like a crispier waffle.

8. Top waffle with desired toppings!

 

 

 

Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

I want these Turkey Burgers with avocado and sweet potato fries that I made the other weekend.ย This is the last week Iโ€™m Seattle for work and then I head back to NYC to end my 3 weeks of straight travel. I had so much fun traveling these past 2 weekends but am seriously ready to not live out of a suitcase and get back home- be in my own apartment and cook my own food.

… at for at least a couple of days until I pack up and leave again ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธโœˆ๏ธย 

See recipe below!

 

Ingredients:

Ground Turkey meat

1/2 red bell pepper

1/8 onion

3 cloves garlic

1/2 lime

Cayenne pepper

Chilli powder

Paprika

Avocado oil

1 large sweet potato

Salt

Pepper

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 deg.

2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the outside of the large sweet potato.

3. Place sweet potato in microwave for 1-2 minutes to slightly soften so it is easier to cut. Cut sweet potato into fries.

4. Lightly coat a baking dish with avocado oil. Place fries on a baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for for about 20 minutes. Flip the fries and place back in the oven for another 20 minutes or until crispy.

5. Cut red pepper and onion into small pieces.

6. Place ground turkey in a bowl and add red pepper and onion. Add garlic to the bowl using a garlic press. Add 1/2 juice from the lime, a drop of avocado oil, salt pepper, paprika, chilli powder and cayenne pepper to the bowl. Mix the bowl to evenly distribute.

7. Roll turkey into burgers. Place burgers on a baking dish and place in the oven with for 30- 40 minuets depending on the size of the burgers.

8. Cut avocado into slices. Plate the turkey burger with avocado slices and sweet potato fries.

 

Farmers Market Eggs, Sweet Potato, and Avocado Breakfast Bowl

Avocados for breakfast. Avocados for lunch. Avocados for dinner. I loveeee avocados. Got a chance to stop by the Union Square Green Market yesterday and pick up some farm fresh eggs which are sooo good. Itโ€™s crazy the difference you can taste in eggs depending on where you buy them. This morning’s breakfast bowl was very easy to make:

Ingredients:

2 eggs (from the farmers market, they are seriously so much better!)

1 sweet potato cut into cubes (used the leftover sweet potatoes I had from my sweet potato fries yesterday)

Avocado Oil

White Onion

Cilantro

Red pepper flakes

Guacamole ( see recipe from sweet potato fries and guacamole post)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 deg
  2. Add a few spoonfuls of avocado oil to a baking pan (I use a glass bake dish because no nasty toxins from non stick pans leak into your food!)
  3. Add cubed sweet potatoes on top of the oiled pan and sprinkle with Himalayan sea salt and ground black pepper, and place in oven for 25-30 mins. Make sure to watch your sweet potatoes because they will burn depending on how far apart they are spaced on the baking pan.
  4. Prepare guacamole and place off to the side.
  5. Remove the baking pan from the oven and mix the sweet potatoes around. Place back in oven for 20 mins.
  6. Remove the baking pan from the oven and add a few slices of chopped white onion.
  7. Place back in oven for 5-10 mins or until onion softens, but without burning the sweet potatoes.
  8. Cook 2 eggs sunny-side up.
  9. Plate the 2 eggs and sweet potato/onion combo. Add guacamole to plate. Top with red pepper flakes and cilantro and enjoy!

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Currently munching on some baked sweet potato fries. They are soo good and super easy to make. Only need 4 ingredients- avocado oil, 2 sweet potatoes, Himalayan sea salt, and black pepper. I like using avocado oil for this recipe because it has a high smoke point for cooking and a neutral taste. The smoke point is when an oil is heated to the point that it begins to โ€œsmoke” and releases toxic fumes and harmful free radicals. Olive oil is better suited for topping on salads and avocado oil is a great option for cooking at higher temperatures. See recipe details below:

Ingredients for sweet potato fries:

2 Sweet potatoes

Avocado Oil

Himalayan sea salt

Ground black pepper

 

Ingredients for guacamole:

1 ripe avocado

1 clove of garlic (minced)

Small slice of white onion (diced)

~ 10 pieces of cilantro

Juice of 1/2 lime

Salt and black pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 deg
  2. Peel the skin off the both sweet potatoes.
  3. Microwave each sweet potato for 1 minute to slightly soften. You do not want the sweet potatoes to be too soft or they will be hard to cut and maintain shape.
  4. Cut sweet potatoes into fries.
  5. Add avocado oil to grease the bottom of the baking dish. (I like to use glass baking dishes because they are safer to use vs. nonstick, which releases chemicals when heated.)
  6. Add sweet potato fries to pan and coat with salt and pepper.
  7. Put the sweet potato fries in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove the fries from the oven and flip them.
  9. Make the guacamole- place all ingredient in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  10. After 20-25 minutes, remove the sweet potato fries from the oven.
  11. Allow to cool and enjoy with the guacamole!

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