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Sweet Potato Hash Brown Cups

Yes, I know another muffin tin recipe! Sorry I can’t help it! They are just so darn easy to make, and a great way to use up leftover veggies. I made these with broccoli and onions and topped with some fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden, but you can easily swap out any veggie combo you prefer. You could also add some bacon too. I would have, but I was out. Next time for sure!

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Sweet Potato Nachos

It’s a new year and I am finally getting back on track with the blog. It’s been awhile! Sooo I am starting the new year with these amazing sweet potato nachos. These make a perfect snack, appetizer for a party, or even a meal.

sweet potato nachos

These are very simple to make! I gave the potatoes a good wash and sliced them leaving the skin on. I then soaked them in a bowl of water. This helps remove some of the starch in the potatoes which helps in getting crispy potatoes. Another tip to get those sweets crispy is to place them in a single layer on the baking sheet and giving them plenty of room. I ended up using 2 baking sheets.


I then topped them with cheese, black beans, diced tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and salsa. You could also add avocado, greek yogurt, or any of you favorite nacho toppings.


Sweet Potato Nachos
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 22mg
Sodium 402mg
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 large sweet potatoes, washed and sliced with skins on
  2. 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  3. Salt and pepper
  4. 3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  5. 1/2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  6. 1tomato, diced
  7. 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  8. 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  9. 1/2 cup salsa
  1. Place sliced sweet potatoes in a large bowl filled with water. Soak sweet potatoes for about an hour. Remove sweet potatoes and pat dry. Place in a bowl and drizzle with coconut oil and salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet in a single layer making sure not to overcrowd the pan. You may need to use 2 baking sheets. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Flip sweet potatoes and bake for another 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and place on serving dish. Top with black beans, tomato, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and salsa. Serve immediately.
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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Granola

Soooo I totally jumped on the pumpkin spice band wagon and made pumpkin spice granola.  While it’s still in the high 80’s here in Dallas I am trying my hardest to get in the fall spirit.  Fall is the one season I miss the most since moving from the Northeast to the south. Nothing like fresh apple picking, the leaves changing,  and going to a real pumpkin patch.


Anyway back to the granola… This stuff is seriously amazing! I love the blend of the nuts with the pumpkin seeds and the little sweetness the chocolate chips add. Continue reading Paleo Pumpkin Spice Granola

Sweet Potato Hash Brown Cups

I’m sure by now you have all figured out that I love to make foods in a muffin pan. They look so darned cute and usually, and I use that term loosely, helps me with portion control. Umm, let’s just say these hash browns got totally out of portion control! I could not stop eating them!

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Paleo Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

A few months ago I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of The Paleo Kitchen written by George Bryant and Juli Bauer. I was so excited to get in my tiny apartment kitchen and try out these amazing recipes! I have made many of their recipes in the past so I new it was going to be an awesome cookbook. Well then life got in the way, we bought a house and needed to move quickly.The Paleo Kitchen So this gorgeous cookbook was packed away. I finally got the house unpacked and was so excited when I finally found this treasure packed away in a box.

The Paleo Kitchen starts with tips on getting started on the paleo diet, then transitions into a list of seasonal list of fruits and veggies which certainly helps keeping the grocery budget in check. Then they move onto panty essentials and kitchen tools to make your life easier in the kitchen. They also discuss how to cook smarter and proper food storage. I think this is great resource for the beginner cook who may be completely overwhelmed and not sure where to start.

Now onto the recipes! I’m not sure where to start! Everything looks and sounds amaaaazing. My first recipe was the Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread.

Paleo Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

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