Three-Potato and Bacon Salad

This week, my clients received the benefit of my recent exploration of a local eatery. What a difficult self-imposed assignment… to be searching out delicious meals through out San Diego’s endless food scene. (ummm… kidding). This salad was born in my new favorite MEATery, Sausage and Meat in the North Park/Hillcrest/University Heights area of San Diego. They have…

Parmesan Sweet Potato Stacks

Quick one for y’all today! It’s a super easy and super yummy side dish that will pair wonderfully with any main entrée. Seriously, this goes great with chicken, fish, beef, lamb, pork… even eggs at breakfast! It’s not strict paleo, but you can always omit the cheese if you aren’t “primal” (paleo plus dairy). Recipe…

Breakfast Sweet Potato Sliders

Happy FOURTH to all! I love the Fourth of July. As a kid, my family would host an annual party for Independence Day. It’s scale could only be described as EPIC. And when I say EPIC, I mean over 200 people on our property every year. There were burgers, ribs, hot dogs, chicken all in…

Grilled Sweet Potato BLAT Sliders

This deliciousness was most definitely not MY IDEA. It is from the brilliant mind of Brittany Angell over at Real Sustenance. I receive her blog updates through email and as soon as she posted this recipe, I set to work. Unsurprisingly, I had all the necessary ingredients on hand. I usually bake my bacon but,…

Skillet Hash Breakfast and a Goodbye

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for two years now, and this week marks my two-year anniversary as a member of Crossfit High Voltage in Burbank, CA. I don’t know what most people do when they move to a new city, but after having an extraordinary experience at Crossfit West in Santa Cruz, CA, I knew…

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Big news everyone. I have officially began surfing lessons! My husband is my teacher. I will soon be shredding the waves with my awesome moves….or maybe I’ll just get to the point where I can turn. That would be good too. I’ve attempted surfing about 4-5 times in my life. Why so many tries and not…

Breakfast Pasta

Breakfast… yum. Pasta… yum. BREAKFAST PASTA? Double yum! I invented this while peeling a sweet potato for my sweet husband’s breakfast. Basically, I just kept peeling. Yup! I’m a genius (and a great wife). That pasta is made with a vegetable peeler. No need to go buy some fancy mandoline contraption or sexy vegetable spiral slicer….

Sweet Potato Soup

It’s somewhat of a rainy day here in Los Angeles. Perfect soup weather, actually. I’ve never really been much of a soup maker. My personal preference is to chew my food (albeit, as little chews as possible… I tend to be quite a FAST eater). The soup related items that I do make are usually pretty…

Sweet Potato Fudge

I’ve made this probably a billion times. It was my first really weird experimental paleo treat. It’s good at room temp, good chilled, good frozen. It’s just good. Period. Sweet Potato Fudge 2 cups sweet potato puree ½ c. coconut oil, melted ¾ c. cacao powder 1 tsp vanilla extract Sea salt to taste Blend…

Coconut-Crusted Yam Tart

This is an amazing recipe for those who want a “sweet” treat without completely derailing their sugar detox/cleanse/general avoidance. The combination of sweet potato or yam, spices, and coconut creates a really savory and finger-licking taste. No guilt involved, I promise. Even more, when you freeze these puppies, it’s almost like a little open faced…

Eggs on a Placemat

It’s so confusing… yam or sweet potato? Well, here’s the deal. Call it whatever you want, I just call it delicious and the perfect breakfast food. Yams, technically speaking, are the typical orange-colored and muddy red/brown-skinned tubers that are the basis for things like sweet potato pie or candied yams. Sweet Potatoes can vary in…

Indian Style Chicken with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

Another simple and tasty ethnic meal. Indian Style Chicken with Kale and Sweet Potatoes 1 – 2 lb. chicken thighs, cut into 1″ pieces 1 medium onion, quartered and thinly sliced 2Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced 3 medium cloves garlic, pressed 1 Tbsp. chicken broth 1 tsp. garam masala 5 c. kale, finely chopped 3 c….