Roasted sweet potato fries

Healthy sweet potato fries

I love fries as much as the next person. Fries are my kryptonite. I’ve recently fell head over heels in love with sweet potato fries (I can’t believe I ever hated them when I was a kid) and they’re just the perfect healthy, easy and quick alternative.

After roasting the sweet potatoes, I sprinkled on some sea salt and spring onions and served them with leftover avocado and yogurt mousse from last night’s dinner. You can find the recipe for that here.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of flour or corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of chopped garlic
  • sea salt

The method behind my madness:

  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into fries
  • Soak the fries in water for a few hours (preferably overnight to get extra crunchy fries)
  • Preheat the oven to 150C degrees
  • Drain the sweet potatoes and dry them on a paper towel
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
  • In a bowl, put the sweet potatoes, corn starch, garlic and olive oil and mix well
  • Line the baking tray with the potatoes and put in the oven
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the fries and bake for another 3-5 minutes
  • Take out of the oven and taste to see if you need more sea salt
  • Top with spring onions

 

Voila!  These crunchy roasted sweet potato fries are the easiest, healthiest simplest are a wonderful alternative to regular deep fried French fries, and they’re absolutely loaded with flavor!

Go straight-up bananas with me and give this recipe a shot–you will not regret it, promise!

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Easy & healthy spiced chocolate chia seed pudding

There’s just something about going to bed knowing that when you wake up a delicious, healthy and easy breakfast will be sitting there just waiting to greet you. It puts a little spring in my step in the morning when my alarm goes off (and by my alarm, I mean my husband’s).

Last night I whipped out one of my trusty mason jars and a few ingredients I had in my pantry and put together this oh-so-delicious and good for you spiced-chocolate chia seed pudding. It’s so ridiculously simple and good I see no reason why I can’t have it every morning!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. 2/3 a cup of organic chia seeds
  2. 2 cups of almond, soy or coconut milk
  3. 1 vanilla pod or organic vanilla bean paste
  4. date syrup or honey to taste
  5. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  6. 2 cloves
  7. 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

How to get it done, son:

  • Grab yourself a mason jar or an air-tight container.
  • Dump all aforementioned ingredients in said container.
  • Mix well.
  • Shut container and throw into the fridge.
  • Leave in fridge overnight.
  • In the morning, take out of fridge, plop into bowl and add whatever the heck you feel like adding.
  • Voila! You’re good to go!

You’re going to love this recipe. I promise.

I mean:

  • Chocolate. Check.
  • Cinnamon. Check.
  • Easy recipe. Check.
  • Healthy. Check.
  • Quick. Check.

What more could you possibly want?

Go straight-up bananas with me and give this easy raw, vegan breakfast bowl of goodness a try and let me know how it goes.

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Trying to create a fruit mandala on my healthy vegan cheesecake

A little preview of yesterday’s vegan cheesecake for the dinner party of 9 people! I can’t believe I cooked that much food without totally losing it at one point!

It’s a bad quality photo–I know, but you get the point.

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Do you have any idea how super easy these raw vegan cashew bars are?

Day 3 of my veggie diet and these beauties have came to life before my eyes.

These are raw vegan strawberry and fig chewy cashews bars. Recipe is up on the blog 🙂

They almost look too pretty to eat…almost…

What are you having for lunch today?

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Creamy raw vegan avocado pesto sauce

Day 2 of my veg diet and I can honestly say I don’t feel like I’m missing anything!

A little bowl of wholewheat pasta never hurt nobody! Add some silky avocado, garlic and olive oil sauce. Delicious.

It’s so ridiculously easy to make, you can be slurping silky pasta in no time! Oh, and if it’s not pasta you’re craving, you could easy use this as a salad dressing or a spread on your sandwich for a little extra punch! I just love multi-functional food!

Ingredients:

  1. 1 ripe avocado
  2. 1/2 cup of raw cashew nuts
  3. Chopped spring onions
  4. 1/2 a clove of garlic
  5. Sea salt and pepper to taste
  6. 1/2 cup of the pasta water
  7. A drizzle of good quality organic olive oil

How it’s done, son:

Grab your trusty ole’ blender and mix all the ingredients together on the highest setting available until mixture is smooth and creamy. That is all. I kid you not.

Pour some of the mixture on top of some quinoa, wholewheat or spinach pasta (maybe even some zoodles?) and you are in business my friend! Have you ever had an easier, quicker and healthier pasta dish? EVER!

The beautiful thing about this recipe is, you can add whatever feels right to you! Sometimes I add some fresh red peppers and lime juice for an extra kick, and other times I have been known to grate some parmesan cheese on top when serving. You could add parsley, nutmeg, smoked salmon (if not vegetarian)…Just let this recipe be the base and allow your inner kitchen diva free range by adding whatever you’ve got in the fridge! Life’s too short to stick to the  recipe, anyway!

Go straight-up bananas with me and give this recipe a shot! I promise you won’t regret it!

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This one’s an Arabic mouthful. Protein-packed veggie kebab sandwich with all the works!

I may have gotten too carried away in the kitchen today. Just spent a good hour and a half making this vegan lunch for myself.

With the rigorous workout I’ve been doing lately, I need to pack on the protein to build muscle and in the true spirit of being kind to my body I’ve made this Arabic vegan feast.

We’ve got a vegan chickpea and potato “kofta” sandwich doused in pickled red onions and radishes, a dill and cucumber yogurt sauce in some wholewheat pita bread. On the side, I’ve got some vegetarian stuffed grape leaves and some hummus topped with pomegranate!

An absolute mouthful and handful, but it was delicious.

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A little part of me wants to extend my weekend and take today off as well. Feeling super lethargic, but what did I expect from an entire week of hard-core face-stuffing!

I hereby vow to be kinder to my body this week.

This morning’s breakfast is an almond milk chia seed pudding topped with some fresh fruits and maple syrup.

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