Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Potatoes’

Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo)

For the last few weeks, I’ve got to experience what it’s like to be a “hockey (goalie) mom” while nannying for a family. And goodness gracious, let me tell you, there’s a lot of lugging around bulky gear to a different arena each day. And wondering which rink you’re supposed to be at. And sitting in cold seats. And eavesdropping into other people’s conversation. And intaking all the scents coming from the concession stand and wishing there was actually something healthy there that I could eat.

Thus, my desire to make tater tots was born! Honestly, I’m impressed how these turned out! I was expecting a total fail since I just added ingredients as I went. But the end product has a crisp outside and soft inside. Score! (Hockey reference intended).

After making these, I would highly suggest waiting for the tots to COMPLETELY cool. The flavor intensifies. In fact, eating these on the second day made them taste the best 🙂   

Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo)

Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped into thick coin slices

1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets

1 tbsp hot sauce

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 egg

1/2 cup tapioca flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a baking pan with oil. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add in sweet potato. Let boil for 5 minutes. Afterwards, remove from the pot with a slotted spoon. Place into a food processor and pulse until the sweet potatoes are in small pieces and starting to turn into mash. Transfer potatoes into a bowl.

Place your cauliflower into the boiling water and also cook for 5 minutes. Afterwards, drain and transfer to a food processor. Pulse until you have cauliflower  rice. Measure out 1 cup of cauliflower rice and place in the bowl with the sweet potatoes (save the remaining cauliflower rice for another recipe!)

Stir in the hot sauce, garlic, salt, and egg to the bowl. Add in the flours and mix altogether. Let batter sit for 3 minutes to thicken. Using your hands, roll the batter into individual tater tots and place on the oiled baking sheet. Lightly salt your tater tots. Place in the oven for 10 minutes. Take out, flip over with a spatula, and bake for another 8 minutes. Let cool before eating (tastes best the longer you wait).

Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo)

Sweet Potato, Apple, and Beef Skillet

This is something I literally threw together on a whim. Probably why we have the odd pairing of beef and apples in this recipe… Oh, well. It was tasty so it’s getting posted! 🙂

Sweet Potato, Apple, and Beef Skillet

Sweet Potato, Apple, and Beef Skillet

Ingredients:

1 tbsp avocado oil

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed

1 lb organic, grass-fed ground beef

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp rosemary

1 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp chili powder

salt and pepper

1 apple, peeled and diced

Garnish: Shredded cheese and parsley

Directions:

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add in the onions and garlic and sauté until the onions begin to caramelize. Add in the sweet potatoes and cook for another 8 minutes. Add in the meat and seasonings and cook until the meat is completely brown. Make sure to break up the chucks of meat as it cooks! Afterwards, mix in your apple pieces and cook for another 5 minutes. If desired, top with shredded cheese and parsley before serving.

Sweet Potato Cheese Dip

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! It felt so nice to have some time off and see my family:

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Sister-brother bonding time

Since my family eats at home for Thanksgiving, we have LOTS of leftovers each year. My favorite food to eat? Sweet potatoes! And with so much leftover sweet potatoes, I enjoy making this each year!

Sweet Potato Cheese Dip

Sweet Potato Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cups of roasted and puréed sweet potatoes

1 and 1/2 cups water

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 tbsp ghee

1/2 tbsp brown mustard

1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp salt

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a pot and cook over medium-low heat until hot all through. Serve.

 

 

Zuppa Toscana Sausage Soup (Paleo)

Thankfully, Hurricane Joaquin took a turn away from the East Coast this weekend. Even so, we got a whole lot of rain these last few days. And chilly, rainy days = perfect soup weather 🙂 

Zuppa Toscana Sausage Soup (Paleo)

Zuppa Toscana Sausage Soup (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 lb sweet Italian sausage, castings removed

1 large onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

4 cups chicken broth

2 large sweet potatoes (any color), cubed into bite-sized pieces

salt and pepper

1 can full-fat coconut milk

5 oz fresh spinach

Directions:

In a pot, cook sausages, breaking into pieces with a spatula, until mostly browned. Add in onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes and cook for 10 minutes. Afterwards, add in chicken broth, sweet potatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in coconut milk and spinach and cook for 10 more minutes before serving.

Sausage and Peppers Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs (Paleo)

Oh breakfast food. How much I love thee.

Unfortunately, I can’t really make you fancy in the mornings as I’m still half asleep and fear burning down the house 😦

And brunch? Please, I can’t wait that long to eat.

So, breakfast for dinner it is. Plus I can eat a lot more at dinner than at breakfast, meaning I have more room for this:

Sausage and Peppers Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs (Paleo)

Sausage and Peppers Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 lb sweet Italian sausage, castings removed

1 large vidalia onion, chopped

1 large green bell pepper, chopped

2 medium-small sweet potatoes (any color), peeled and cubed

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp parsley

salt and pepper

3 eggs

Directions:   

In a large and deep skillet (that comes with a fitted lid), cook sausages, breaking into pieces with a spatula, until mostly browned. Turn heat to low and add in onions and green bell pepper. Cook for 10 minutes. Add in sweet potatoes, spices, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 8 minutes. With your spatula, press and flatten all the ingredients down. Crack 3 eggs on top and cover hash with the lid. Let cook until eggs are done. Garish with some paprika and thyme and serve!