Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

The biggest problem that most people have with sweet potato fries is getting that satisfying crunch. They have a tendency to come out unpleasantly soggy and limp, a serious disappointment even for the true sweet potato lovers. The thick-cut wedge shape means that these potatoes won’t have the same overall crispiness as thinner versions, but this recipe pulls out all the stops to prevent flabby fries. First of all, it calls for blanching the potatoes, which gives the resulting fries a much better crunch….

Butternut squash fries recipe

Serves 2 to 4

Prep. Time: 5 to 10 min.

Cooking Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash;
  • ¼ cup of olive oil or coconut oil;
  • 2-3 tsp. fresh dried herbs of your choice; (optional)
  • Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;

 

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  2. Cut the butternut squash in two and remove the seeds. Wash the middle and cut away the peel. Then cut the squash in wedges or sticks in your favorite size.
  3. In a bowl, evenly coat the butternut squash fries with the oil and…

Sweet potato fries

When a craving for some carbs comes, it’s a good idea to have a good Paleo alternative to satisfy that craving. The Paleo diet doesn’t have to be extremely low carb, as long as your carb source is natural and was available to our ancestors. Potatoes are usually out of the question because they contain toxins that are in much higher concentration when the potato is in it’s raw state. Therefore, potatoes where probably never eaten raw and are a somewhat new addition to our diet….

Paleo Mayonnaise

And to think that I thought I wouldn’t enjoy mayonnaise ever again on the Paleo diet, boy was I wrong! The Paleo diet is the chance to discover blends and flavors of mayonnaise that will stay unknown to most people. For example, the baconnaise, the duckonnaise or the beefonnaise all made from the fat of their respective animal, pork, duck and beef. Most people think that this is an heart attack in a jar, but we know better and know that it’s really a health food.

I’ll give you…

Assorted Buffet Rolled Sandwiches

There are so many occasions that call for a quick and easy tray of food for a crowd: club meetings, dinner parties, team celebrations after a big game…if you’re in charge of the menu, finding a Paleo substitute for the typical tray of sandwiches or pile of pizza boxes is a tall order.

Here’s an answer for that problem: a trio of salad recipes that can easily be folded up into any kind of lettuce leaves and served as mini-wraps (for extra pizzazz, garnish each…

Why your NOT losing weight!

Confused as to why your NOT losing weight even though you don’t eat “a lot”…and even if your eating “healthy”. The truth is that while “quantity” does matter, it’s possible to still over consume calories if choosing the wrong foods.

Some foods, even though they’re considered very healthy, carry loads of calories in a very small amount of food. We call these calorically dense foods and if your diet is comprised of a bunch of them, you can easily gain weight even without eating “a lot” of…

Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils

You know, we’re surprised that there’s still a LOT of folks out there who don’t know that this stuff is pure poison.

We’re talking about:  Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils.

This ingredient is the code name for “trans-fats” and it runs rampant in fried foods and packaged goods…it also has been closely linked to these conditions:

Heart Disease…

High Cholesterol…

Alzheimer Disease…

High Blood Pressure…

Stroke…

And how about this one? DEATH.

And that’s even by consuming just a small amount daily.

What foods most commonly contain trans fats? Here are some of the…

Confused about losing weight

Confused about losing weight…… Those that know me know I say to get off ALL breads, pasta, and rice.

You’ve probably heard that carbohydrates are perhaps the WORST thing you can eat when trying to lose fat or transform your body, and for most people, that’s 100% true.

You see, due to years of consuming a diet full of processed carbs, most people have grown VERY insensitive to one of the most important hormones in our body—a hormone that can either be a huge asset to…

YOGURT? Really?

Did you know that almost ALL yogurts are flat out bad news for your waistline?

“Light” yogurts, for instance, are absolutely terrible for you, and for more reasons that one.

First, most “light” yogurts are loaded with artificial sweeteners and/or high fructose corn syrup.

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the top 3 WORST ingredients you could ever consume.  First, as it’s name suggests, it’s made of primarily fructose, a sugar that easily spills over to fat storage when consumed in sizable quantities.

And artificial sweeteners…

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