Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Potatoes’

Sweet potato’s rule in my book, I them baked, make them into wedges, make them into chips, and mashed, but lately wedges are my obsession.

The only problem I have is the cutting. I have to get the husband to do that for me, I have serious issues cutting through the center of the sweet potato, hey, I’m not to proud to ask for help! So once they are arranged I season with sea salt and drizzle with olive oil.

Then I season my asparagus.

I used Garlic Gold, Italian Herb to season the asparagus.

Grilled up a Salmon burger.

Love an easy cooked meal.

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite spice you use in your kitchen?

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Trying to keep dinner’s fun and healthy is something I enjoy doing. I like to spend time looking at recipes and planning meals. I always try to have balanced meals. One way I balance meals is to always include a vegetable and a grain or bread with a protein. Over the years I have learned how I like to eat and prepare vegetables.  One thing I can not stand is when you go to a restaurant and get a side of vegetables that are limb and soaked in butter, yuck. I love to roast vegetables with a little oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. For me that’s perfection.

Sweet potatoes to me are a root vegetable that is hands down a true winner all by itself. Sweet, hearty and good for you, sign me up for some Wedged Sweet Eats.

I went with a wedge cut on these three beauties.

After I wedged them I put them in a ziplock bag and added salt, pepper and olive oil and shook them up in the bag to coat all the wedges.

I also added another pinch or two of a really coarse sea salt to the top before putting them in the oven. I roasted them on 425 degrees for 30 minutes. The skin and the top of the wedges come out crispy with a salty bite and on the inside they are soft and sweet.

Made an easy side dish of pearled couscous with a basil and herb seasoning. I really liked it you could really taste the basil.

These pearled couscous were huge compared to the standard couscous.

Picked up these Seafood Stuffed Salmon steak’s at Sam’s Club while I was picking up some paper products. I warned myself before I went in that I was only getting paper products, but clearly that did not happen, and I am so glad. These were amazing. My husband ate two of them. I had one and saved one to take to work for lunch.

I was so excited to see how these tasted.

I have seen these in the seafood area of Sam’s Club before but always passed them by. I will be getting these again, for $12.00 it was a great deal on something that we both loved.

This meal reminds me of a post I did a while back about being an Orange Eater. I think color has so much to do with the foods we eat and the foods we find more appealing than others.

I am drawn to Green Foods like: Kale, Spinach, Pea’s, Avocados, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Asparagus. Orange Foods like: Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon, Carrots, Papaya. Red Foods like: Apples, Strawberries, Cherries, Watermelons, Raspberries.  

No let’s get Physical.


Boot Camp Update: During Boot Camp, Tina  included Modified Options for all the exercises in case it was too much of a challenge for your fitness level, and for those who needed more of a challenge she include an Increased Challenge Option, and for those without gym memberships like myself there was an At Home Option. I used all the options at one time or another during these past 6 weeks.

One thing that has been the best aid during the Boot Camp has been the links to each exercise. This has been so helpful. Having it explained so clearly or to have an actual video showing proper movements has made it easy and fun to tackle all the new exercises.

Plank Club Update: I have been holding a 42 second Plank and doing it at least 3 times per day. In addition to the Standard Plank, I started adding the Reverse Plank.

Question of the Day: What’s Color Food are you drawn to?

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Stuart wanted to be the headliner for this post, he had such a great Easter and wanted to share some of his favorite moments, so towards the end of the post you can see some of the things he enjoyed.

Easter is a favorite holiday of mine and apparently my little guy Stuart’s. My favorite food related reason is because of Eggs.  I love Deviled Egg’s. So when my mom whipped up a batch on Saturday afternoon I was really excited.

These snacks came just in time, we had just taken the 3 dogs on a 2 mile walk, and dinner was still a few hours away.

For dinner we had Ham and all our favorite side dishes.

Cheesy potatoes.

Sweet baby peas.


Sweet potatoes.

I loaded up my plate.

I opted for my favorite cocktail, Vodka and Cranberry juice.

Everyone else had wine, but Vodka is my drink of choice right now.

Here’s a few pictures of the doggies trying to get a little love from the dinner table.  I have to be honest, I’m a sucker for my dogs on Holiday’s, I let them try all the foods I eat, I know that is not a good thing to do, but I only give them little bites, I feel bad not including them in Holiday meals. The middle dog is Charlie, my parents dog, I call him my furry baby brother.


I waited until dinner was over and I tested Stuart to see if he would try to eat off my plate, ahhh yeah he did! He even tried to jump up on the table for a better view. I then put him on my husbands lap to see if he would try it with him, I’m usually the one he knows he can get away with stuff like that with, and sure enough, the power of the ham took over Stuarts fear of being a naughty dog. He went for it!


For dessert we had Creme Brulee, I was out playing with the dogs when my mom torched them with her little butane torch, I really wanted to get pictures of her browning the sugar and before she topped it with whipped cream and fruit, but I missed out on those photos. It tasted amazing.

I love the texture of Creme Brulee, so smooth and thick.

We let the doggies try the Creme Brulee, they loved it. I know I’m a naughty mommy, can you imagine what I would let real kids get away with.


Look at the little dog, he balanced like that for about 30 seconds, he really worked hard getting this taste, and this was my husband giving out these tastes.  This was Stuarts favorite moment, he loved the Creme Brulee.


Looking forward to a great week, I’m at Week #6 of Boot Camp. It has been a great experience so far.

Question of the Day: Do you let your kids/furry kids get away with things on holiday’s?

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