Secret Recipe Club September: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

15 Sep

Wow where did the time go! Seems like just yesterday I was at the beach, but now I’m bundled up under 2 blankets!!  Fall weather makes me excited for cozy nights and warm food so I was very excited to come across Garden Stuffed Potatoes on OurEatingHabits.com.  I love how Secret Recipe Club brings us all together :D

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Serves 2-4

 

2 large sweet potatoes, washed, dried and poked with a fork slightly to make a few air holes

1 Tbsp coconut oil, plus more for oiling the potato skins

2 tsp brown sugar, plus more for topping

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, or more to taste

 

Directions:

 

Bake the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet for about 45 minutes to an hour in a 425 degree Fahrenheit oven, or until cooked through.  Remove from the oven and let cool slightly until you are able to handle them without burning yourself.  Slice the potatoes down the center, lengthwise, and scoop out the sweet potato flesh while being careful not to tear the potato skin.  Place the flesh in to a medium mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients; mash with a fork until combined yet still textured.

 

Lightly rub the potato skins with coconut oil then place on the baking sheet ready to be filled.  Divide the filling evenly between the skins and bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top.  Enjoy!

 

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2 Sep

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Hawaiian Ola Energizing Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Serves 1

 

8 ounces purified water

2/3 cup frozen strawberries

1 medium frozen banana, peel removed

1 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds

1.25 – 2.50 fluid ounces Hawaiian Ola Noni Energy, depending on caffeine tolerance level

 

Directions

 

In a blender, combine all ingredients.  Blend until smooth and enjoy :D

 

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Secret Recipe Club August: Grilled Cheese and Spinach

18 Aug

This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned Flavor Mosaic, a wonderful blog by Michelle, a self-proclaimed “occasional cooker.”   Well, Michelle, you seem to be more than just an “occasional cooker” since you’ve got me over here drooling :P

I decided to make Michelle’s Habanero Sauce Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

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Grilled Cheese and Spinach with Hot Sauce

Serves 1

 

2 slices whole grain bread

1/2 cup non-dairy cheese, divided (I used Daiya mozzarella shreds)

handful fresh baby spinach

Hot sauce, to taste (I used Universal Heat from Lola’s Local Food Lab in Wellfleet, MA)

Non-dairy butter, as needed

1-2 tsp. olive oil

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Directions:

 

In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat.  Spread non-dairy butter on one side of each piece of bread.  Place the first piece of bread on to the heated and oiled skillet, butter side down; let cook a a minute until hot.

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Sprinkle half the cheese on the bread, top with hot sauce, spinach and lastly the remaining cheese.  Place the second slice of bread over top, keeping the butter side facing out.

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Flip the sandwich very carefully.  Press down gently and let cook a few minutes more until both sides are slightly crisp and golden brown and the cheese is melted.   Slice and enjoy!

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