George and Juli’s Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad

You likely have heard that Juli Bauer of PaleOMG and George Bryant of Civilized Caveman Cooking recently released their much anticipated cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen. As to be expected from these two amazing paleo influencers, the book is beautifully crafted and loaded with unique recipes and tons of information.

I mean… just so you get an idea: Pepper Crusted Prime Rib, Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread, Blueberry Rosemary Ice Cream, Butternut Squash Dill Fries, Beef and Bacon Casserole, Gingersnap Pumpkin Butter Cookie Sandwiches, Creamy Seafood Risotto.

What are you waiting for, right? Right.

I am so excited to share with you this Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad recipe from the book. This is absolutely, hands-down, the perfect side for your summer BBQ!
George and Juli's Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad

 

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George and Juli's Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad

So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already, find your copy here!

What is your favorite summertime side dish?

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Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 0:45

Ingredients

Directions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lay the bacon flat on the sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon is slightly crispy. Let cool then roughly chop.
  • 2. In a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, toss the sweet potatoes and garlic in coconut oil and roast for about 30 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • 3. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Toss in green onions, dill, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, and salt and pepper and mix well.
  • 4. Once sweet potatoes are finished cooking, toss them together with the dressing and bacon.
  • Recipe Notes

  • Cook time will vary depending on the size of the sweet potato cubes.
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    Sweet Potato Chili Fries

    One week from today is the Superbowl! For me, that doesn’t mean much except a fun day for entertaining, good food, and friends. You can find some of my favorite game day recipes here. In college I loved cheese fries. I mean I really loved cheese fries. Pile on chili or gravy and I was set. Those days are behind me, and thankfully so, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get a hint of my go-to late night diner order, right?

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    Chili fries made with crispy sweet potato wedges and my turkey chili sans beans! Perfect healthy junk food! 

    Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges on Rack

    The best crispy sweet potato wedges, ever!

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    Sweet Potato Chili Fries

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    Ingredients

      Sweet Potato Wedges

      Directions

    • 1. Make chili and set aside
    • 2. Preheat oven to 400
    • 3. Cut sweet potato into wedges
    • 4. In a small bowl, combine spices and oil- mix well
    • 5. Toss sweet potatoes with mixture
    • 6. Place a small rack on baking sheet
    • *TIP: Baking sweet potatoes on a rack will allow all sides to get crispy!
    • 7. Bake for 45 minutes, flipping at 20, or until crisp
    • 8. Place fries on plate and cover with chili
    • 9. Garnish with scallions, avocado, and any other toppings you desire!
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      Do you have a favorite late night junk food?

      Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans

      Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans #PointsForPresents

      Another Healthy Holiday Recipe for you, and this week it’s a side dish. This sweet potato casserole with candied pecans makes the absolute perfect side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner or at your December holiday party.

      Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans

       Do you want to know the best part? It’s lighter than your typical sweet potato casserole and free of refined sugar! You and your guests won’t feel guilty indulging in this sweet side.

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      Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans #PointsForPresents

      Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans #PointsForPresents

      Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans

      Prep Time 25 hr Cook Time 20 min Total Time 1:20 Serves 4

      Ingredients

      Candied Pecans

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
      2. In a large pot place cubed sweet potatoes and cover with water.
      3. Cover and let boil for 15 minutes until fork-tender.
      4. Drain water, add remaining ingredients (honey/maple, butter, spices), and mash using an immersion blender or a potato masher.
      5. Spread evenly into your lightly sprayed casserole dish.
      6. In a small pan, add 1 cup pecans and heat for 30 seconds over medium heat, add maple syrup or honey and mix to coat all pecans, once boiling, remove from heat, and let cool spread out on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper or your baking liner.
      7. Cover the sweet potato mixture with pecans, add optional sprinkle of cinnamon/coconut palm sugar.
      8. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm!

      Recipe Notes

      • Taking this dish with you? Pack it in this neat hot and cold carrier.
      • Don't forget your serving utensils!
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      Sweet Potato Latkes

      Did you know that the first night of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year? That’s some exciting stuff over here. Especially when it comes to the food. Latkes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin desserts, cookies… I love the idea of the Thanksgiving + Hanukkah combination. Whether you celebrate the two or not, or whether prefer calling them potato latkes, pancakes, or fritters, this side dish will fly off your table (so make a lot!).

      Last week my mom was in town just in time to try these sweet potato latkes paired with my homemade cranberry apple sauce (get ready for Tuesday). Of course I put a nice plate of these out for her and Mike to try, and the reviews were great! A huge hit all around. This week will be filled with Thanksgiving dishes, so stay tuned!

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      Shepherd’s Pie: Two Ways

      Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways | Lexi's Clean KItchen

      I didn’t grow up eating shepherd’s pie, but since making this recipe I have fallen in love! This Shepherd’s Pie: Two Ways is such a perfect Fall dish when you are craving something hearty and comforting. Loaded with protein, Fall veggies, and topped with creamy sweet potato or cauliflower mash for a low-carb alternative!

      Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

      If you love mashed potatoes as much as I do, this is a must-try!

      Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

      Savory Sunday is back and this week’s recipe is a good one! I can’t believe it is Sunday. This weekend was relaxing and productive on my end. Speaking of the last post, did you guys kick it into gear with your November goals? I am pushing hard in my workouts this month.

      Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

      com·fort food
      noun
      1. Food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking.

      Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

      How do you feel about comfort food?

       

      This definition kind of bothers me for some reason.

       

      Maybe because I feel that food shouldn’t necessarily be what provides one with a sense of well-being or consolation, and I don’t generally find comfort in high sugar or high carb dishes, but I do find comfort in meals associated with home cooking.

       

      This week’s Savory meal idea is perfect for the Fall! Healthy comfort food made TWO ways, to satisfy everyone in your home.

       

      Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

      What is your favorite comfort food? 

      Shepherd's Pie: Two Ways

      Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:30 Total Time 0:45 Serves 4

      Ingredients

        Ground Beef Base

        • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
        • 2 garlic cloves, minced
        • 1 large onion, finely diced
        • 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
        • 1 cup carrots, diced
        • 1 cup frozen peas
        • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
        • 1/2 cup organic beef or chicken stock
        • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
        • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, more to taste

        Sweet Potato Mash

        • 2 large sweet potatoes, roasted until fork tender and skin removed
        • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
        • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

        Cauliflower Mash

        • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
        • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
        • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk, add more as needed
        • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, more to taste
        • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
        • 1/2 teaspoon black ground pepper, more to taste

        Directions

        1. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat just until fragrant, about one minute.
        2. Add onions, mushrooms, carrots, and frozen peas. Sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent and the carrots start to soften.
        3. Add ground beef and let cook over medium-high heat until brown and no pink remains. Stir often.
        4. Add in beef or chicken stock, sea salt, and black pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
        5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Take off heat and set aside.
        6. Add roasted sweet potato to a medium mixing bowl or high-speed blender. If using a mixing bowl, mash the sweet potato well before adding in the rest of the ingredients. If using a high-speed blender, place all of the sweet potato mash ingredients in at the same time, and blend until smooth.
        7. Steam cauliflower until soft, about 5-7 minutes.
        8. Place cauliflower and the rest of the cauliflower mash ingredients in a medium mixing bowl or high-speed blender. Mash or blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
        9. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F.
        10. Divide beef mixture between two similar sized cast iron skillets. Top one cast iron skillet with sweet potato mash and the other with the cauliflower mash.
        11. Bake for 10 minutes and then broil on high for 5-8 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
        12. Serve warm!

        Recipe Notes

        *For the sweet potato mash: Roast sweet potato at 400°F on a lined baking tray for 45-50 minutes, or until fork tender. Once soft set aside to cool before making the sweet potato mash.

        *Use ghee in the cauliflower mash to make it paleo-friendly!

        *Photos updated August 2017.

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        Sweet Potato Buns

        Sweet Potato Buns | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        These Sweet Potato Buns make for the perfect nutrient-rich bread-alternative! I love how creative you can get with them. Breakfast sandwiches, the traditional BLT, avocado toast… the options are endless!

        Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Sweet Potato Buns are my favorite! You can make them bigger or smaller, you can make them for  breakfast, for lunch, or for dinner! You can make them open face sliders or full sandwiches! So versatile!

        Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Simply roast the sweet potato, load with desired fillings, and DEVOUR! Whole30 compliant, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free!

        Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

         

        Sweet Potato Buns

        Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 0:30

        Ingredients

          Sweet Potato Buns

          Make It Into A Breakfast Sandwich

          • Eggs, as desired
          • bacon, cooked
          • baby spinach, wilted

          Directions

          • Preheat oven to 400°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
          • Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Toss with oil, cinnamon, and sea salt.
          • Lie flat on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until fully cooked, flipping over halfway through.

          Recipe Notes

          • *This recipe was updated in March, 2017.
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