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Sweet Potato Patties

Looking for a new appetizer or side dish idea?  This recipe is the perfect compliment to any meal.  

I want to talk about why I'm loving replacing butter in recipes with Ghee.  

What is Ghee you may ask? Ghee is a form of butter made from grass-fed cows.  It is pure butter fat with out the water, protein, and carbs that can be problematic for some.  Ghee is cooked longer and in a certain way that removes the harmful components that can cause inflammation, sensitivities and intolerances to some people with other dairy products, and gives it a delicious nutty flavor.  Ghee has a healthier make up of vitamin K2, beta carotene (which is why its so vibrant yellow), vitamin A and a better Omega-3 fatty acid ratio than other butter options.  Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Patties:

Makes about 15 patties

 

Ingredients-

-3 lbs. sweet potatoes

-1 C frozen corn kernels

-2 green onions, chopped

-a handful of cilantro, chopped (more or less depending on your liking)

-1/4 tsp chile powder

-1 tsp cumin

-1 tsp salt

-1 large egg

-1 C almond meal

-1/3 C Ghee

 

Dipping Sauce-

-1 C plain nonfat greek yogurt

-1 clove garlic minced

-chopped cilantro and green onion to taste

-dash of chile powder


Directions-

-First preheat oven to 400 and bake sweet potatoes (I used medium size) for about 35-40 minutes. You can also cook them in the microwave by poking the skin of each potato with a fork, wrap one potato in a paper towel, place it on a plate, and microwave on high for 5 minutes.  Remove and check for softness, then cook the other 2.  Cut each potato down the middle and scoop out the soft orange center into a large mixing bowl.  

-chop up the green onions and cilantro.  Mash up the sweet potatoes and mix in the green onions, cilantro, corn kernels, salt, cumin, and chili powder.  Mix well

-Add the Almond meal and egg to the mixture.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

-While the mixture is cooling in the fridge, make the dipping sauce.  Mix together the yogurt, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, green onion, and chile powder.  Add as much flavor as you like!

-Heat up Ghee in a frying pan.  Make patties about 3" round, flatten into palm.  Cook about 4 at a time, about 2 minutes per side.  After cooking set on a plate with a paper towel.  Enjoy with the dipping sauce as a delicious appetizer or side dish. 

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Friday's Favorites

Happy Weekend Everyone!  I'm going to be starting a weekly series of sharing some of my favorite product finds throughout the week every Friday!  So lets cut right to the chase, here's my four favorites from this week:

 

1)  Vive Juicery in Sugarhouse (1597 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105)

If you're looking for a refreshing little pick me up I highly recommend Vive Juicery.  Its the cutest little juice shop and each one comes in an awesome little glass bottle.  I went for the "Stella" which has Kale, Spinach, celery, cucumber, green apple, lemon, and lime.  It was the most refreshing cleansing flavor!  Fair warning, they are pricey.... But if you've every tried juicing yourself you know how much produce it takes to fill a small bottle.  They have a menu of fruit juices, vegetable juices, almond milks, and detox packages.  Its a must if your in the area!

2)  Easy Dinners from Costco, like this amazing Kale and Red Chard Stir Fry Kit. 

I've been working crazy hours this week and last thing I've wanted to do is slave away in the kitchen all night.  This was a life saver this week.  I added asparagus, zucchini, and mushrooms to the mix, steamed it all in a big pan with the lid on, poured over the sauce, and bam, I had a veggie filled delicious dinner.  

3This new Protein Powder from Gnarly, which also doubles as an appetite and weight management supplement with fat burning benefits, triple whammy!  Lots of you ask what protein powder I use and I've recently found one that I love.  Gnarly makes a very clean product using Whey protein from New Zealand grass fed Cattle, sweetened with stevia, plant-based digestive enzymes, pro and prebiotics to help with your digestive and protein absorption, no artificial coloring or sweeteners, GMO free, fat burning slimming blend, Gluten free, and a low glycemic index to keep your blood sugar from spiking.  This is one of the best profiles I've seen in a protein powder and not too mention both the Chocolate and Vanilla taste amazing!

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Per Scoop: 80 calories; 10g Protein; 3g fiber; 3g total impact carbs

4) Ghee as a replacement for Butter

What is Ghee you may ask? Ghee is a form of butter made from grass-fed cows, and cooked longer and in a certain way that removes the harmful components that can cause inflammation, sensitivities and intolerances to some people with other dairy products.  Ghee has a healthier make up of vitamin K2, beta carotene (which is why its so vibrant yellow), vitamin A and a better Omega-3 fatty acid ratio than other butter options.  Stay tuned for a couple for recipes utilizing this fabulous ingredient.

And there you have it!  Four fabulous favorites I've discovered this week and wanted to share.    Enjoy!  I'll be back with more next week!

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