Tag Archives: sweet potato

Paleo for athletes: Sweet potato vidalia onion tart

13 Jan

Ingredients:

Tart crust

3 cups almond meal

1 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tbl. agave

2 tbl. canola oil

2 eggs

Filling

1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes

2 ½ pounds sweet onions, thinly sliced

4 tbl. Earth Balance soy free buttery spread

6 sprigs fresh thyme

1 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. pepper

Method:

Tart crust

Mix ingredients together and roll into an 1/8 inch thick circle between two pieces of parchment paper on a pizza stone or baking sheet.

Filling

Bake sweet potatoes at 400°F for 1 hour.  Remove from skin and mash with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

In a skillet melt the “butter” over medium high heat.  Add the onions, ½ tsp. salt, and thyme springs and cook over medium high heat until softened, approximately 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to medium low and cook until caramelized to desired level.  Remove thyme and season with ¼ tsp. pepper.

Spread tart crust with mashed sweet potato, top with onions.  Use parchment paper to help you fold up the edges of the tart and bake at 375°F until dough is browned, about 20 minutes.

Paleo for athletes: Creamy broccoli soup

12 Jan

Ingredients:

2 tbl. Earth Balance soy free buttery spread

1 tbl. extra virgin olive oil

1 large shallot, peeled and chopped

1 ½ lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

1 ½ lb. broccoli, cut into florets stalks sliced

1 ½ cups organic low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

1 cup water

1 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. pepper

2 cups So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk beverage

Method:

Heat “butter” and olive oil in a pot over medium heat.  Add shallot and sauté until soft, 5 minutes.  Add sweet potato, broth, and water.  Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes.  Add broccoli, salt, and pepper and cook, covered, another 10 minutes.  In batches transfer soup to a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour soup back into pot and mix in coconut milk beverage.  If desired season with additional salt and pepper to taste.