Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sassy Sweet Potato Fries

2 large sweet potatoes
1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
1-1/2 tsp onion powder
1-1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
dash (or two) of cayenne pepper
1-1/2 TBSP coconut oil, melted

Preheat oven to 400 deg. F
Cut sweet potatoes into long thin french fry strips. Place in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, mix spices together.
Pour a little of the melted coconut oil and a little of the spice mix over the sweet potatoes and mix with your hands. Continue with a little more oil and a little more of the spice mixture until the potatoes are well coated and all of the oil and spice mix has been used.
Lay the coated sweet potato fries onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

Makes 4-6 servings.

(We sprayed our baking sheet with Pam. Next time I may try a sheet of parchment paper to see if they get crispier. They were really tasty - just not as crunchy as I like)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Canadian Cauliflower Cheddar Cups

12 slices Canadian Bacon
2 cups cauliflower florets
2 TBL light sour cream (will substitute Coconut milk to make it Paleo friendly)
1 TBL fresh parsley
1 TBL green onion
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375 deg F. Very lightly grease a 12 cup mini-muffin pan. Line each cup with a slice of Canadian bacon. One the stove top, steam cauliflower until very soft. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl and mash it. Add sour cream (coconut milk), parsley, green onion, and salt and pepper to taste and mix well.

Fill Canadian bacon cups with cauliflower mixture. Top each cup with cheddar cheese. Bake for 15 minutes.

Makes 12 mini-cups.

Source: The Costco Connection