Mushroom Burgers with Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

The paleo challenge has officially ended, so now I’m staying paleo on my own free will. I did have a cheat dinner last night, but I got up today knowing it was back to paleo.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
-Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into French-Fry strips
-Drizzle of olive oil
-Seasonings to taste: chile powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Place your cut sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season away. Toss so all of your fries are coated with seasoning.

Place in a single layer on a cookie/baking sheet.

Bake until they reach desired crispiness (baking time depends on batch size, so just keep an eye on them). Don’t overcrowd your baking sheet.

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While the fries were baking, I just seasoned some plain, grassfed beef burgers and portobello mushrooms with a mix of similar seasonings. Grill.

Slice or prepare additional veggies of your choice: lettuce, avocado, tomato, onions (you could even grill the onions!), Anaheim or Poblano chiles, etc. Use your imagination.

Get your grilled portobello burger, top with your beef patty, or patties, and then layer on your veggies. You will need a fork and knife for this burger.

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Sweet Potato Cakes

This is the last week of RC Crossfit’s paleo challenge. Friday is the final weigh in. So far, I’ve lost about 14 lbs. Crazy, right? Anyway, I love it, so I am officially a paleo convert.

I had one lonely little sweet potato lying around in my kitchen. It looked so sad and pathetic, I just has to put it out of its misery. =)

Hope you enjoy this simple, yummy recipe. Tastes great hot, I just ate mine room temperature on the train and they were fantastic.

Sweet Potato Cakes
-One sweet potato, peeled and grated (mine was huge, I only used half)
-2 eggs
-Chives
-Seasonings to taste: salt, pepper, paprika, chile powder, onion powder, garlic powder
-Fat of choice

In a large bowl, mix your grated sweet potato, your seasonings, chives and eggs (photo is pre-egg addition). Mix thoroughly.

Heat a skillet with your fat of choice and drop spoonfuls of your mixture onto the skillet. After about a minute or two on medium heat, flip. Make sure your egg is thoroughly cooked before serving.

Enjoy! Breakfast, brunch, or snack is done!

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