Sweet Potato Waffles (Or Sandwich, Whatever you Prefer)

Sort of tastes like a waffle. 8/10, would make again, but also add goat cheese to make it extra savory!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 1 small/medium sweet potato, grated
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp oil, plus more for waffle iron and frying pan
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 1/2 medium avocado, sliced
  • Goat cheese
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat waffle iron and grease well. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk 1 egg (or egg whites). Add in grated sweet potato (don’t forget to wipe it down–the extra water can be tricky, so grate it and then squeeze the water out)– it should be around a heaping cup–plus seasonings and 1 tsp oil. Mix well until thoroughly combined. Once waffle iron has fully heated, pack in sweet potato hash mixture into iron, covering all of the quadrants. Press waffle iron down gently and allow sweet potato to cook about 4-5 minutes, until lightly golden.
  3. While the waffle is cooking saute kale in pan with oil on medium heat until slightly crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Fry or scramble egg in same pan (remove kale or keep in, your choice) to personal preference.
  4. Once sweet potato waffle is ready gently remove with butter knife and transfer to plate. Layer on kale, fried egg, goat cheese, and avocado slices. Finish with salt and pepper if you wish and enjoy!

My birds couldn’t tell the difference between it and a traditional one, so they went to town eating all the vitamin-A rich things. #crazybirdlady

“Breadless French Toast” – Sweet Omelet

It actually does taste like french toast, minus all the bread.

So, we get our recipe out of the amazing book, How to Cook Everything. If you want an online version, you can find one here.

Posting for posterity (yay 2018 cookbook!)

We topped ours with plain greek yoghurt (probiotics!) and blackberry jam, though to cut down on sugar, I may make a berry compote minus the added sugar next time. 😀

Shakshuka: Modified Recipe

This dish is one of our absolute FAVORITES. It is healthy and packed with flavor in the best way. Everyone should try it at least once! 😀

INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
⅛ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1-2 teaspoons of chili powder
1-2 teaspoons of onion powder
1 (14-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes drained juice, coarsely chopped
2-4 Jalapenos
Bell Pepper OR can of Rotel (Level of heat is your preference)
Can of tomato paste
3 to 4 Cups of Spinach/Kale
¾ teaspoon salt, more as needed
¼ teaspoon black pepper, more as needed
6 large eggs
Chopped cilantro (for serving)
Naan (for serving)

PREPARATION
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and optional bell pepper. Cook gently until very soft, about 20 minutes. Add garlic and cook until tender, 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Blend: Pour tomatoes and season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Throw it into a blender along with remaining spices, jalapenos, spinach or kale, can of rotel (drained) or bell pepper. Blend until smooth, then pour into skillet with onion and garlic.

4. Stir in cumin, paprika and cayenne.

5. Simmer until tomatoes/paste have thickened, about 10 minutes.z

6. Gently crack eggs into skillet over tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.

7. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until eggs are just set, 7 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with naan.

You can also add goat cheese to this, and it is AMAZING.

Modified recipe from Shakshuka With Feta Recipe – NYT Cooking

Leftovers: Use as a pasta sauce over noodles of some kind or over eggs, any style.