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Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

What is it about sweet and salty food?? YUMMO- I say, YUMMO! These are so easy to make. I mean like 15 minutes from start to finish maybe? I guess I will time myself next time I make them which will probably be tomorrow because YUMMO!

You can make these however you like, change up the ingredients to suit your palate. Sweet potatoes don’t mind all the different ingredients to sass them up…that’s why they are called SWEET potatoes. Ba dum bum.

Anywho…here they are….ooooo ahhhh


You can find the super easy recipe here: Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

Homemade Plantain Chip Recipe

I feel like a dork even calling this a recipe. Slice up some plantains, fry them in healthy oil and sprinkle with salt. Ha! There it is! But I guess there are a couple more details than that.  They are super easy though!

Watch out, they are ADDICTING. Unless you don’t find sweet, salty and crunchy addicting. Right now it’s paining me to save the ones I made earlier for my husband. I think if it wasn’t our anniversary he might accidentally not get any!

I had been buying these from the store but they are made with canola oil which is no bueno. SO I decided to make them myself and as with most homemade stuff, I can’t go back to store bought now!

plantain chips

Recipe here: Homemade Plantain Chips

Turmeric Roasted Carrots Recipe

I’m still around! Anyone miss me?

My youngest has been crawling all over everywhere and as of a couple weeks ago he’s walking all over whatever he couldn’t get to before. Oh and he’s a climber. On all the rest if everything. He’s a monkey. And there’s my summary of where I’ve been lately.

I wanted to share one of my most favorite recipes. I could just eat these for dinner with nothing else. Aside from tasting so great they are amazingly good for you because turmeric is a wonder herb!

Recipe here!


Homemade Sesame Crackers? Indeedy!

Paleo crackers, too! And while I was typing up the recipe to share, I thought of a variation of this that I just HAVE to make. BUT. Our oven is dead! Noooo! So now you have to wait for my brainchild cracker recipe and I have to wait to try and make them to even see if they will be good enough to share. Doh!

In the mean time, here‘s an easy peasy cracker recipe! No grains! Yay, so no lectin tearing holes in your guts, wheeeee!



Layered Paleo Breakfast Bake


DROOOOOOOL!! Recipe here!

Homemade Dehydrator Fruit Roll Ups

Easiest things ever.


Strawberry Apple Fruit Rollups

3 apples
3-4 strawberries
juice of half of a lime
(splash of water to get blender going)

1. Peel, core and chop apples.
2. Add everything to blender.
4. Pour and spread evenly on dehydrator fruit roll up tray.
5. Dehydrate on Fruit setting until done. Seems to be about 8 hours, but I start checking in around hour 6.
6. Peel off and eat. Or if you have the will power, cut into preferred size and store them for a couple weeks at least, but they don’t last more than a couple days around here!

When we don’t snarf up all the strawberries the second they are ready, I like to add more to the Rollups but I usually have to hide the few I plan to use for these. Obviously you can add whatever fruit you want! Apples seem to be a great base for them though. And if you happen to use Door to Door Organics and get the insanely cheap 10 pound box of “seconds” apples for $5.99 then this makes for some super cheap, crap-free rollups! Three cheers for crap-free food!




Tahini Based Goddess Dressing

I love making my own everything lately. I want to move to the mountains, and grow and make my own everything….get power from solar and wind sources and live off the grid. Especially ever since Prop 37 didn’t pass in California. But THAT is for another post. One with explicatives maybe…ok, ok, I’m not one for explicatives….but there WILL be lots of caps and exclamation points! I digress.

Dressing! Ranch used to be my favorite. Then I went and learned stuff. *face palm* Maybe a little “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” would be good now and then, ay? Anywho, I’m in the middle of an apparently lengthy process of cutting out dairy. Plus, I might be a little Ranched out anyway– Ranch dressing, not mountain ranch with solar panels.

This dressing is tahini based and I seriously can’t get enough of it. My friend found the recipe, shared it and now I pretty much never want any other dressing (unless I’m having kale salad, my mouth waters for that “dressing”). It is based off “Annie’s Goddess Dressing” which I tried AFTER making this homemade version and I definitely prefer the homemade version. You simply cannot beat FRESHLY MADE REAL FOOD! This wonderful lady made 10 versions to match the original. We tried version 9 and haven’t looked back. YUMMA!

Best Dressing in all the Land
1/3 cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
3 Tbs. Organic tahini
1 Tbs. Organic apple cider vinegar
1-2 tsp Organic tamari
2 tsp. Organic lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Himilayan salt
1 large clove organic finely minced or crushed garlic
2 tsp. hulled organic sesame seeds, lightly toasted
1 Tbs. minced organic parsley
1 Tbs. minced organic chives
2 Tbs. water (unless not using an emulsifier)
1/16 tsp. Organic Arrowroot (emulsifier)

Combine all ingredients except for water, and whisk, blend or shake to combine. If you use a blender or stick blender, then wait to add the herbs until after blending. Add enough water at the end only to reach the desired consistency. If you’re not using arrowroot you shouldn’t need any water at all.
She says it makes about 1 cup, or 8 servings….but it’s more like 4 servings for me.

*or sesame, avocado, walnut, macadamia nut, hemp oils…play around for flavors. Some of them you only want to use occasionally, so not every day on your salad. Here’s a great healthy oil summary from Primal Mark.

This is a double batch because I LOVE it. I had to convince the goodies on top to get down in there and mix with the oils, but they did and now they are together happily ever after, or until I consume them.


Then after you shake it, shake it, shake it like a Polaroid pictahhh:


And for the incredibly observant, yes that’s vodka in the background, and basil, neither of which are in the recipe. I was catching up on making things last night, like squash seeds, tea and cinnamon extract. The vodka was for the cinnamon extract (post to come) and the basil….well, funny thing…the dressing was the last thing I made and it was about 10pm, so I was tired and used basil instead of chives. Heh! Good thing I also love basil.

One last thing about the recipe. I recommend that you play around with the amounts. That’s what I did with her original one to settle on this one, which is still more of an approximation of what I actually make. So just go all “junior high science class when the teacher isn’t looking” and throw stuff together in similar but not exact amounts and see what happens.

Disclaimer- junior high students: DON’T do that, it can be dangerous. 😛

Kale & Crispy Bacon Salad {Paleo}

This is one of the many things I can thank my mom for. She made this for lunch recently when she was over and it was so good!

We used turkey bacon and of course you can omit it altogether if you are vegan…or just out of bacon. And then call it Kale & Crispy Baconless Salad 😀

Here’s what you need. Well, plus a tomato. I’m new to this posting recipes things, can you tell?:

Kale & Crispy Bacon Salad

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 bunch kale, tough ribs and stems removed
  • 2 Tbsp fresh organic orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh organic lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium organic tomato, chopped
  • 2 organic green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp organic olive oil

Cook bacon as directed on package until nice and crispy. Let cool and chop into small pieces.

Chop kale.

Add orange juice, lemon juice and 1/2 tsp salt. Using your hands, massage juices and salt into kale. That’s right, massage your food….nevermind that you haven’t had a massage since back in aught two and just massage that kale! Let stand 5 minutes.

Add tomato, green onion, olive oil, bacon and freshly ground black pepper. Toss until well combined.

Eat it up right nice!