Good LAWD I can't get enough of this dish. I've been crushing it post workout lately and adding some shredded chicken in, but it's legit anytime. It's bright, it's fresh, and feels indulgent AF. When I'm looking to add in more fats to my day, I love adding some sliced avocado to the bowl as well. Or, consider adding a couple of poached or fried eggs on top and make a nutritious, satiating breakfast bowl! Dig in, my friends.
And here I present basic b holiday recipe #2...which, by no coincidence, uses basic b holiday recipe #1. While supplementing with a store bought dressing is fine, I'd really recommend making it yourself...the cranberry thyme dressing is what pulls this salad together perfectly. Also, let it be known that this "salad" is leafless...which makes me wonder - does this technically qualify as a salad? I didn't really know what else to call it, but I promise it's not your average boring pile of plant food.
The easiest way to "bake" a potato (sweet or white) is actually not in the oven. Rather, it's in the lazy chef's favorite appliance...the slow cooker. I mean, it's not like baking a potato in the oven is all that taxing of a project...but I basically just look for any excuse I can to use my slow cooker and the consistency comes out perfectly every single time. According to Pinterest, all you need to be a great cook is a slow cooker. I whole heartedly support and abide by this rule
Do you all know Kenzie from Cave Girl in the City? She's just so awesome. Not only is she a rock star blogger, but she's got two cookbooks chalk-full of amazing recipes that are easy to follow and make my taste buds feel like tiny dancing unicorns. You might remember I posted a sneak peek recipe from her first book, Paleo in 28, back in August (Chicken Fajitas for daayyyss). Kenzie was nice enough to send me a copy of her latest creation, Spiralize It! Well, having flipped through the pages and cooked my through several of her recipes, it's safe to say she's outdone herself. The book runs the gamut of simple, classic cravings (think: mac 'n cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.) to creative concoctions (such as lobster over braised spiralized potatoes) - all featuring spiralized vegetables and starches.
I could eat chips all day err' day. My personal favorite flavor is sea salt and vinegar (working on a recipe for that), but I also love sweet potato chips. They are sweet (duh), salty and delicious. This recipe in particular is just so glorious in its simplicity and is just as good on its own with a side of ketchup as it is piled with some shredded chicken, beef or pork (sounds weird, but it's good, I promise). The key here is to be diligent in slicing the potatoes thinly - that's where you'll find the most success getting them crispy. No go ahead and indulge in some chippies that are so tasty you'll forget how nutritious and healthy they are!
Sweet potato fries are great, and if you cut them thin enough, you can get them nice and crispy just like I like them (see my recipe here). However, sometimes I'm just really in the mood for something crunchy. Crunchy vs. crispy...very different consistencies. Biting into a crispy fry is a totally different sensation than chowing down on a crunchy chip. Let's just all agree to agree with me (at all times...) and move on.
Who doesn't love pancakes? People with whom I'd never get along, that's who. These pancakes are really versatile. Well in terms of ingredients, they're not that versatile (sorry)...but in terms of meal time, they taste good at just about any time of day. I really like them alongside of a post workout dinner (Landon and I ate them alongside some bacon-wrapped chicken and mixed veggies), but you can also transform them into a bomb breakfast with some butter, sliced banana and pure maple syrup. Whatever floats your boat.