So Adam and I have been eating Paleo (ish) for the last three weeks. We are a little more flexible on weekends meaning haven’t turned down invites to Mexican, but during the week and the majority of the weekends, we have really adapted our eating habits. I’ve learned a few things:
1. I don’t miss cheese as much as I thought I would.
2. Almond milk tastes like almonds. I’m having a really hard time switching from soy milk to almond milk (yes, this is a small problem in the grand scheme of life, I’m just having a moment).
3. Banana “ice cream” still tastes a whole lot like bananas. Don’t believe all the pinterest hype. I like bananas, and in fact, when I’m just needing a sweet fix, this’ll do, but I want you to know that you will be eating a chocolate/banana/almond tasting sweet treat. Consider this your Paleo PSA.
4. I feel so much better when I eat this way. My belly is one happy camper! So, I’ll deal with banana ice cream and almond milk if I can feel this good!
5. I’m still really enjoying cooking and creating given the paleo restrictions. I wanted to share my newest favorite creation with you today:
Delicioso Burgers Asada with Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fries and Guacamole
Ingredients for Sweet Potato Fries
2 large sweet potatoes
2 TBSP grapeseed oil (more or less depending on size of potatoes)
1tsp chili powder
Fresh cracked sea salt
1 TBSP lime juice
Instructions for Sweet Potato Fries
Preheat oven to 425. Slice fries to desired size and shape. For this recipe (cooking time) I cut my fries into thickness of an asparagus stalk. If you make your fries thicker, like steak fries, allow more time for cooking). Brush fries with grapeseed oil. Shake chili powder onto fries, brush to spread spice. Crack sea salt on top to taste. Bake for 25 minutes (or longer if you wish them to be crispy), turning once. Squeeze a little lime juice on top after baking.
Ingredients for Burgers:
1 clove minced garlic
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 – 1.5 lbs lean ground sirloin/beef*
(I’ve tried this with ground turkey and it’s much less flavorful)
Instructions for Burgers:
Mix spices into meat, form into patties. Grill or cook in pan.
While everything is cooking, make guacamole. If you want to get super fancy, you can save a few slivers of avocado, red onion, and tomato and place “deconstructed guacamole” atop your burger. If you are going to do this deconstructed guac topping, you have to call the meal by it’s full name:
Delicioso Burgers Asada with Deconstructed Guacamole and Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fries with Guacamole for Dipping.