Friday, May 31, 2013

Chili Sweet Potato Fries

Ah, sweet potato fries. God's gift to paleo-kind. Delicious, crispy yet soft. A good way to get carbs - I know many paleo-ers are uncertain if sweet potatoes are actually paleo, but I know that when I eat a higher amount of health carbs (like once every day or two) my mood, and hormones stabilize.

I have been making this recipe for a while, and it is still one of my favorites.

See that funny swirly vegetable in the background - those are called fiddleheads. I'm only telling you that because until I bought them, I didn't know what they were! They are delicious and remind me ever so slightly of asparagus in flavor.

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things, and I often keep a bag of pre-cut fries in the freezer if I want an easy meal. These are super easy to make, and delicious.

To make them you'll need one sweet potato, oil of choice (olive or coconut), chili powder, arrowroot powder, and salt and pepper.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel and chop your sweet potato into fries (I like mine skinny). Dust the fries in about 2 TBSP of arrowroot powder. This is optional, but makes them crisp up. Toss the fries in about 2 Tablespoons of oil, then mix in spices to taste.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until crispy, flipping twice. Eat right away and enjoy!!

On another note, if you are in the Calgary area, I've created a facebook group called Paleo Calgary - we'd love to see you there!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Jobs, New Happenings!

Well, School is over for the year and summer is in full swing (I hope, we often get snow May long weekend here...or in July....). I'm so excited for the new things to come in the next few months, all the places I'll get to see, go and the new foods I'll get to try. Speaking of new things, my copy of Gather came in the mail last week, and I have spend a countless amount of time peering into the pages, searching for the treasures to be found.

I have been enjoying the sun and warmth immensely, last summer I was sick for the entire warm season and spent the entire time coop up in my house, and didn't get to do any of my usual summer favorites. So far I have been enjoying bike rides, rollerblading and walks with my dog, Stryder. Isn't he the cutest thing ever? (Aren't I the cutest thing ever? Bahaha.)

The other thing that I missed out on last summer due to sickness (or recovery actually), was a job. I actually worked one week, and it killed me - to the point where I was unable to do anything for 10 months - lesson learned. Don't do too much too fast - but now that I am healthy I am stoked to be in the working scene again!! I was planning on two part time jobs this summer, I prefer to have variety of scenery. I worked one shift at a local health food store - the discounts would have been nice, but it wasnt for me, and I struggled not to judge peoples choices there. Oops. But I am so happy with my other job, at a local coffee shop. The basis of the shop is community, and I have an opportunity to do music within that job as well. I had my first shift today, and am in love with it! So much - I am so glad for such a great opportunity!

Other than that things have been pretty chill, I have been spending a lot of my time working on my yoga skills - I really do love yoga.

Happy Summering!