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Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Happy Friday, you beautiful humans! I’m in such a happy mood today, because a lot of good things happened this week and I’m excited to share them with you! These are just a few things taking over my life right now:

  • We found a house to live in! We’ve been living in an Airbnb in Los Angeles until we find a permanent place to rent, so it’s a been a stressful week of house hunting. But our application got accepted for a BEAUTIFUL house with a HUGE backyard in Long Beach! Guys, I haven’t lived in a house in forever. It’s been apartment living for over past 10 years, and it’s so exciting to finally have a house to live in. We move in at the end of this month!
  • I’m a guest on a podcast for the first time ever! A few moths ago, Dr. Jon Rojjanasrirat, a chiropractor and an health advocate, approached me and asked if I would like to be on his podcast, and I had to say yes! You can tell I was nervous by how I stumble on some of the words, but I talk about topics I’m passionate about: sugar detox, stress management, and self love. Go give it a listen!
  • Beautiful springtime produce and recipes are on my mind! First up: this Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast!

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet potato toast has been trending like crazy recently, so I feel like I’m late in the game but I had to try it out! My love for sweet potatoes goes deep so using them as “toast” to top with delicious things? Well, that’s a no-brainer for me. And refreshing and delicious bruschetta screams Spring to me. This is such a epic combo, you have to try it out!

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

I’ve seriously been eating this Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast for the past several days because I just can’t get enough! The tartness of the bruschetta complements the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and I’ve been loving it for breakfast, lunch, and even as a snack.

I’m excited to bring you more delicious and fun recipes like this one this season so come check back often or sign up for my newsletter to get all the latest updates. Hope you have a beautiful weekend, friends!

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast

Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 large tomatoes or 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
Instructions
  1. In a big bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except for sweet potatoes. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. While the bruschetta marinates, cut sweet potatoes lengthwise into ¼ inch thick pieces.
  3. Pop the sweet potatoes slices in the toaster until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can bake them in the preheated 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  4. Top with spoonfuls of bruschetta, and serve!

Paleo Vegan Whole30 Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast - Perfect for Spring!

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Well, the struggle is real. C and I (and the dogs, of course) are still in the middle of a move and we’ve basically been Airbnb hopping for what it feels like is forever. In reality, it’s been a month and half, but it’s been quite stressful. At least, we finally know what city we’ll be moving to so I’m quite happy about that. I will reveal very soon where that is, so if you want to find out, the best thing to do is sign up for my newsletter because that’s where I’ll announce it first.

On top of that, I had to do my taxes this past week and what no one told me was that I shouldn’t have ever started my own business if I hate doing taxes. Womp womp. It took 5 hours but it’s done and I owe the IRS a crap ton of money, but I’m just glad that it’s over with and I can move on with my life… until next year.

Can you tell it’s been a rough week? After some of the longest days I’ve had, the last thing I wanted to do was spend an hour in the kitchen to make dinner. So my easy peasy solution? These delicious paleo taquitos!

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

I think making things from scratch is wonderful, but sometimes, life takes over and you ain’t got the time nor the energy for that. And thankfully, amazing companies like Siete Foods have made it so much easier to eat healthily with their high quality products with clean ingredients!

I’ve been obsessed with Siete Foods‘ grain free and paleo tortillas and tortilla chips, and not only are the tortillas pliable without falling apart, they are so delicious! I’ve been making tacos with their Cassava & Coconut Tortillas and even C says that he loves them. And he’s very picky about his tortillas.

I was a bit nervous about making taquitos with them because I wasn’t sure if they would crisp up nicely, but thankfully, these paleo taquitos turned out perfectly crunchy, and they made an easy re-heatable meal for a quick weeknight meal.

The only taquitos I remember eating in my life are the ones that you could buy at the freezer section. Do you remember them? My mom used to get us those all the time, and I loved them. Well, this grain free and paleo version taste so much better, if I do say so myself.

These paleo taquitos keep well in the refrigerator so I’ve been making a big batch, then reheating them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they crisp up again for a quick, easy meal on a busy day. They’ve been a lifesaver for me this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, or cooking fat of your choice
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 8 Siete Cassava & Coconut Tortillas
  • Optional: Garnish with cilantro, mashed avocados, salsa, and/or slice black olives.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil t in a skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add chopped onion and garlic into the to pan and cook until the onion is soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add ground beef, cumin, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, oregano, and onion powder to the pan and cook while stirring and breaking up the meat until the beef is browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Microwave the tortillas for 30 seconds until they are warm and soft.
  6. Add 3-4 tablespoons of the meat mixture into each tortilla and roll them up tightly into taquitos.
  7. Place the taquitos on the baking sheet seem side down.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tortillas are golden and crispy.
  9. Serve topped with your favorite sauce and toppings. I used my creamy lemon basil sauce from this recipe, and replaced basil with cilantro.

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Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Oh man, I’ve had a looooong weekend. We moved out of our apartment yesterday, without a permanent new place. We are still staying in the same area but at an Airbnb until we figure things out. So this past week was a whole lot of putting crap in boxes, driving around in a U-Haul, lifting heavy things, and lugging things into storage. I’m so so tired today so I’m taking it easy. Luckily, our Airbnb is so nice and gorgeous, and I’ll probably share a few photos on Instagram.

Right before the move out day, I prepared by putting together snacks that I could munch on during and after the move. Of course, this consisted of thinking of ways to use up whatever food I had left in the kitchen. This was basically the process of how I came up with this easy but SUPER ADDICTING recipe: spiced bacon cashews.

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

I don’t know why I never thought to put cashews and bacon together before. I mean, even the thought about it sounds amazing! Crispy, salty bacon and creamy cashews. What’s not to love? I had to portion this out a handful at a time, because I know I can just finish the entire thing in one sitting. However, it’s actually quite filling so it held me over between meals when I was exerting a lot of energy during the move.

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Also, since it’s coming up, this could also be an amazing Super Bowl snack! If you don’t know, it’s this weekend, and I’m excited to munch on all the game day foods. Plus, if you are in a hurry, these spiced bacon cashews literally comes together in less than 10 minutes. What’s not to love about that? Hope you try out this amazing combo, because it’s just the best!

Spiced Bacon Cashews

Spiced Bacon Cashews
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne (optional)
  • ⅓ cup chopped thick-cut bacon, sugar-free
  • ½ lb raw cashews, about 2 cups
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix together sea salt, cinnamon, and cayenne, if using. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook the bacon in the skillet for 4-5 minutes, until they are crispy.
  4. Add the cashew and cook while stirring for 2-3 minutes, until toasted evenly.
  5. Add the mixed spices and stir together for 1 minute until evenly coated.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Spiced Bacon Cashews