Tag: sweet potatoes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

My boys love when we make pancakes for breakfast on the weekends. Of course, they’re looking forward to maple syrup and hoping for chocolate chips. As their parents, we’re looking forward to sneaking in some healthy veggies into their morning meal. This recipe comes from “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat […]


Curried Coconut Sweet Potato Mash

We found this recipe in “Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food” cookbook, which was gifted to us years ago by good friends. The original recipe isn’t vegan, but other than that, we didn’t make any changes. We made this thinking it would be a good side dish, but it turns out […]


Mole Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

One of our older son’s favorite dishes is Chicken Mole. We’ve always been nervous about preparing mole at home, because the recipes seem complex with a lot of ingredients. So when I found a simplified recipe for Paleo Mole in “Sheet Pan Paleo” by Pamela Elgen, I was inspired to […]


Braised Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

I pulled a recipe for chicken thighs with sweet potatoes and prunes out of an issue of Real Simple last fall; it sounded delicious. We ad libbed to create Whole Life Challenge-compliant Braised Chicken and Sweet Potatoes by replacing prunes and honey with dates and farmer’s market-fresh plums and pluots. […]


Paleo Sweet Potato Chili

We changed so little in the original recipe from Healthy Liv, I’m simply going to link to it here. Though the original recipe called for ground beef, we opted for ground turkey. We omitted the garlic powder and replaced the medium onion with one bunch of green onion, chopped fine. […]


Oven “Fried” Chicken with Sweet Potato Salad

If you’re looking to try a preparation for chicken breasts that mimics southern fried chicken but without any frying, this is an easy recipe for you. The flavorful breading is made of cornmeal instead of wheat flour, and we kept our version dairy-free by using vegan Parmesan. We paired this […]


Mexican Chorizo with Sweet Potatoes

This spicy homemade Mexican ground pork sausage is perfectly balanced by roasted sweet potatoes. We prepared this recipe for a Sunday night dinner with friends, and paired it with a lovely light Citrus Avocado Salad. The original recipe is from Enrique Olvera’s Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the […]


Salmon Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa and Sweet Potatoes

When you have leftover fish, make fish tacos! Roasted sweet potatoes provide the perfect complement to savory salmon, spicy guacamole salsa, and juicy tomatoes. We made a batch of creamy Butter Salmon and shredded up the leftover fish, seasoned it with additional Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, and […]


Sweet Potato Crust Vegan Pizza

This was my first time making a potato-based pizza crust, and this recipe from the Whole Life Challenge was foolproof. Really easy, and the results were great! The only thing I’ll do different next time is add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the dough. Step 1: make the dough. I […]


Scalloped Root Casserole

This vegan side dish is as tasty as it is beautiful, and as long as you have a mandoline, it’s easy to make. We discovered the recipe in “Mississippi Vegan” by Timothy Pakron, a book we picked up at Omnivore Books in San Francisco. Our boys enjoyed getting to pick […]