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Recipe time!! I make up a lot of my own recipes and don't always note the exact quantities or cooking times, so sorry if you have trouble, but for these foods it's not a big deal if you change the quantities slightly.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
When I say sweet potato pancakes I don't mean the breakfast kind, I mean potato pancakes, but with sweet potatoes.
Use about 1 potato per person (I used legit sweet potatoes, not yams, but I'm sure yams are good too).
Peel, cut & boil the potatoes until tender ~20 minutes. Then mash them with about 2T of oil per potato. (I'll admit I used butter because in Robb Wolf's book he said occasional grass fed butter is acceptable).
Heat the oven to 400. Then place large spoonfuls of mashed potatoes on a cookie sheet much like you are making cookies. Except they need to be a bit more "disc shape" instead of just balls of potato. Cook 20-30 minutes until the bottom is brown, then flip and cook another 15-20 minutes.
What I like about these as opposed to just eating them mashed is that they get crispy. I really miss crispy foods in the paleo diet like potato chips etc, I don't feel like a standard paleo diet has enough CRUNCH!
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
& Carrot Ginger Soup
Roast 4 packages of trader joe's pre-cut butternut squash with rosemary sprinkled on top (maybe 2 T rosemary) at 400 until tender (20-30 minutes.. Can't remember the timing).
Then use a food processor or blender and mix the roasted squash & rosemary with a total of 4 cups of chicken broth. I do it in 3-4 batches so as not to overfill the blender.
Pour it all into a saucepan to heat up, if it's not soupy enough for you and looks too much like baby food add more broth!
I also use the exact same instructions for carrots with ginger and nutmeg. I'm thinking of doing turnips & jalapenos for next week! But, I wouldn't recommend parsnips, tried them and hated it.
Paleo Banana Muffins
I know some people wouldn't approve of my paleo banana muffins, but I think they are totally legit and make a great snack to grab on the go.
3 bananas (brown ones will be sweeter & easier to mix)
1 cup almond flour
2 T olive oil or coconut oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all of the ingredients well. Distribute into lined muffin tin (makes about 12).
Bake for 10-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Optional: fruit cubes such as apples, pears, peaches. These will make the "muffins" more moist, but add some extra carbs. You can also add 1 cup of mashed sweet potatoes or yams if you want a higher carb:fat ratio. Other good extras: raisins, dried cherries, nuts.