This recipe is super easy and delicious (why do I always find myself saying this sentence and rhyming?). Anyways, I don't eat cheese that much because it kills my digestive system, but the once in awhile that I do, I make sure it is high quality and good tasting. Here's how to prepare this dish:
I used to think that the brands of food products didn't matter, but I got proved wrong with this opinion just yesterday. SO on many paleo blogs they emphasize eating sauerkraut for its probiotic qualities. In case you don't understand that, basically a probiotic food has live bacteria that work with the enzymes in your stomach to clear your digestive tract. They can be extremely helpful foods to eat when coming off of a diet heavy in grains and refined carbs. So I decided I had to try some sauerkraut for the first time. Well I bought two brands and tried the first and I just couldn't stomach the stuff! I thought, what is the craze with sauerkraut? How can people love this food, it tastes awful! And I have a pretty high tolerance for bad tasting foods. So both jars of sauerkraut kind of just sat in the back of my fridge for a couple months. (I never opened the second jar of Eden's organic because I just couldn't bare eating any more sauerkraut). Well yesterday, I had a change of heart out of nowhere and decided to spice up my steamed vegetable bowl and add some of the Eden's Organic sauerkraut (the brand I never could stomach to try after having the first jar). Well let me tell you, this stuff was delicious! Addicting, actually. It has a tangy, salty taste that makes a great addition to a salad or vegetables. I will be including this brand in my diet a lot now! So I guess I learned my lesson: brands for certain foods do matter (esp. sauerkraut!) and you have to test out both brands always to determine if you like the food (instead of not even trying the second jar like I did).
Anyways, here is how I spiced up my vegetable side to dinner last night and made it super yummy:
Well here is a healthy and delicious way to fill that desire. It doesn't take much time and it can make a great addition to a paleo burger. Just don't forget to preheat the oven to 450 F!
-1 bag of Mann's brand sweet potato fries (I like this brand because they cut the sweet potato into french fry shape for you and the only ingredient is sweet potato! Of course if you want you can slice a sweet potato yourself, but I like taking the easy route...)
-2 tbsp of either cold-pressed olive oil or macadamia nut oil
-1-2 tbsp of cinnamon (depending on your preference)
1. Spread the sweet potato fries evenly on the tray. Coat the fries evenly in oil (add more if needed- the oil adds the taste, but DON'T drench the fries or they will get soggy!)
2. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
3. Add to pre-heated oven for 20 minutes, or until crispy golden brown.
I have been eating this as my first meal of the day and it has left me energized as well as sated. It is low in protein, but I make up for it later in the day. If you have seen my post from the "paleo page", I am currently trying to eat one meal a day raw. I will soon write a post about my experience and why I think we need to eat cooked foods sometimes and meat. It is hard to get an adequate vegetable protein source when eating 100% raw. Vegetarians can get them from dairy products or legumes and wheat, but I don't eat those things. So unless I eat my cooked meat, I just can't meet my daily requirements and end up feeling sluggish at home and at the gym. Anyways, for a yummy snack, breakfast, or if you are just plain hungry, here is a super easy recipe!
I made this tonight for the first time. It was a lot of work and experimenting, to say the least. I would grab a partner or two (I grabbed my grandma and brother) to help you out with the preparation process. Our potpie came out gigantic and the recipe below will easily feed 7-8 hungry people. The dough takes a little maneuvering to get the right consistency, but it came out tasty! Here's what I did:
This tomato sauce is super versatile. Top it over vegetables or spiralize some zucchini to make a yummy gluten-free pasta. It also takes two minutes to whip up, so why not make it as an addition to your veggies when they get boring?
Here's the recipe: