Cajun Yam fries with Creamy Avocado Dip

Yam fries with gaucamole

Have you guys tried fries with guacamole before?! I must admit that I see them all over Instagram and this is my first time making them. They are the bomb! I am currently obsessed with avocado, and to think that I didn’t even used to like it as a kid! I put avocado on anything these days. I am especially obsessed with avocado toast. I think this avocado dip would be good with potato fries as well. šŸ˜‰ When you can’t eat bread and cheese, you find other healthy foods to make your tummy happy. This snack actually did make me smile, it’s funny how some foods make you soooo happy?! Ā What is your favourite heathy food?

Yam fries with avo dip

I actually feel pretty great these last 6 days on my elimination diet. The bumps on the backs of my arms seem to have disappeared, I defiantly feel less bloated after meals and I just feel lighter, never overstuffed. I think I should eat this way all the time…..It seems hard at first but once you get used to prepping your food and snacks it begins to feel lessĀ complicated. Happy Hump Day! šŸ˜‰

Cajun Yam fries with Creamy Avocado Dip
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Sweet potatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ lime (squeezed)
  • 1 pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of paprika
  • 1 pinch of cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or coconut oil spray
Instructions
  1. First peel and chop your yams into long strips.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out your fires. Spray or coat your fries in coconut oil, season with salt and cajun spice.
  3. Cook your fries in the oven for 10 min and then flip them over and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Make the avocado dip by mixing together the avocado, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, paprika and cajun in a bowl.
  5. Plate the fries and serve with the dip.

yam fries with avocado

By | Jan 7th, 2015|veggies|1 Comment

Parsnip Fries with Creamy Yogurt Paprika Sauce

Parsnip fries with paprika sauce

OMG these fries turned out better then I expected! I have never actually been a bigĀ fan of parsnips or cooked with them much before. I saw a blogger make parsnips fries a few months ago and it inspired me. šŸ™‚ I love fried french fries, but I know that I can’t have them very often and that they are not good for my body. In the past year I have made several batches of potato and yam fries at homeĀ and both were delicious. I knew when I saw these I should give them a try. They are super simple to make, the hardest part for me was trying to cut evenly shaped fries out of a parsnip! šŸ˜‰ As you can see my friesĀ are mismatched but I think that makes them look more rustic…..! If you are a vegan or avoiding dairy you could substitute the yogurt for a cashew cream sauce. The sauce really does take these fries to another level. I am currently trying to eat more vegetable. I love salad, but other raw veggies like carrots and broccoli seam to upset my stomach. I have decided to try out a bunch of new ways to cook and eatĀ more vegetables. So be prepared for a lot of veggie side dish posts! šŸ˜‰

Parsnip fries

Parsnip Fries with Creamy Yogurt Paprika Sauce
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 4 parsnips (peeled and cut)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (melted0
  • 1 tbs of parsley to garnish
  • Sauce:
  • 3 tbs plain yogurt
  • 1 tbs tahini
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic
  • ½ lemon juiced
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Season your fries with the salt and paprika and coat in coconut oil. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, the parsnips should be soft enough to pierce with your fork.
  3. While the parsnips are cooking, make the sauce. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together.
  4. Take the fries out of the oven when done and drizzle over the sauce and garnish with parsley.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

parsnip fries with tahini sauce

By | Nov 20th, 2014|veggies|0 Comments

Roasted Carrots with Mint and Feta

carrots

Happy Monday! Ā I bought a big bag of carrots the other day and I was looking for someĀ cookingĀ inspirationĀ when I found Moroccan spiced carrots on the web. What a great idea! I love roasted carrots and adding feta cheese to any dish makes it tastier right?! Ā This would be great as a side dish to your favourite protein with some quinoa……just saying! Carrots are so good for you, did you know that they have folate in them, which is great in preventing a number of health problems including cancer. My son loves them, so that is always a bonus. šŸ™‚ If you make this recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know how it went!! Also if you are on Instagram, check out my profile. I post yummy food pics several times a day.

roasted carrots

Roasted Carrots with Mint and Feta
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 10 organic carrots
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 tbs feta cheese (I used goats milk)
  • 1 tbs freshly chopped mint
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and trim the carrots and lay them on a baking sheet with parchment paper under them.
  2. Mix the spices and lemon juice, honey and oil together then pour over the carrots.
  3. Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 30 minutes. The carrots should bed soft when you pierce them with a fork.
  4. Take the carrots out and put in a serving dish, sprinkle over the mint and feta.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

carrots with mint and feta

By | Nov 18th, 2014|veggies|0 Comments