Sheet Pan Shrimp and Eggplant

Sheet Pan Shrimp and Eggplant

(serves 2)

The very first time I sent Mister to the store to pick up a few items and eggplant was on the list, he texts me with the “what is eggplant and where do I find it?” query.  I sent him back an emoji and the word “produce”. He tells me later that he finds some other mister also wandering around the produce department, also looking befuddled, and they try to interpret together. I imagine their conversation would have been a great bit on a Seinfeld episode.  Success was found, eggplant came home!

So let me stop for just a second here – don’t be hating on this recipe before you even get to the ingredient list.  Eggplant gets a bad rap just because it’s purple, and it’s one of those ingredients that when prepared correctly, it is divine, but when it’s not, it can scar a child for the rest of their life!  We’re going to do it the divine way so that it’s soft and creamy on the inside, toasty and crispy on the outside, and it’s packed with all kinds of flavor. Also, this is literally a one sheet pan meal, so there’s easy clean-up for you, too.

This recipe is loosely based on one from the cookbook “Dinner” by Melissa Clark.



8-10 oz shrimp, peeled, deveined, and with tails on

1 Globe Eggplant, firm, leave skin on

4 Tbls olive oil, divided

1 lemon

Turkish Seasoning (I like Penzey’s) *

10-15 fresh mint leaves



Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Dice your eggplant into cubes and toss in a bowl with 3 Tbls of olive oil and 1 Tbls of Turkish Seasoning.

Spread the eggplant out onto the sheet pan and roast for approximately 20 minutes, stirring once.  Your eggplant should be gently toasted.


In the meantime, rinse and pat dry the shrimp.  Toss the shrimp with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, a dash of salt and pepper, and the zest from half of the lemon.

After 20-ish minutes of roasting your eggplant, add the shrimp to the sheet pan, raise the oven temp to 425, and toss the sheet pan back in for 7-9 minutes so that the shrimp are opaque and cooked through. (The tails should be bright pink.)

Take your sheet pan out of the oven, spritz everything with half of the lemon, and sprinkle mint leaves over the top.  The lemon will give everything a bright flavor, and the mint will add a freshness and spark of green to your bites.  Plate it up and serve!

* If you don’t have Turkish Seasoning, no worries!  Use 1 teas salt, ½ teas black pepper, 1 Tablespoon oregano, ¼ teas onion powder, and 1/8 teas cayenne. 



Nutritional Info: (per serving)

Calories           410 kcal

Carbs               13 g

Fat                   29 g

Protein            27 g

Sugar               6 g

Glazed Rainbow Carrots

One of the things I love about roasting things is how easy it is to let the magic of time in the oven, without a lot of supervision, create a masterpiece.  The second thing I love about roasting vegetables specifically is that it’s easy for those dishes to pull double duty.  What’s fantastic as a side dish for dinner is sometimes even more tasty the next day when I throw it into a salad!  Roasted glazed carrots are one such item – they caramelize as they cook, and the natural sugars make the carrots practically taste like candy when they’re done.  The sprintz of lemon gives the carrots just the right amount of acidity to add a small punch at the end. When you use rainbow carrots, the result is also just incredibly pretty. This is what healthy living looks like!

Glazed Rainbow Carrots


(4 servings)

2 lbs rainbow carrots

Salt & Pepper

1/4 teas ginger

4 Tbls olive oil, divided

2 Tbls honey

Lemon wedge

2 Tbls Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees.  Peel the carrots and cut them into ½ inch disks.  Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto a rimmed baking sheet, and then place carrots in one layer.  Don’t worry if the carrots are touching each other.  Drizzle the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the carrots and then salt and pepper liberally.  Sprinkle the ginger on the carrots and roast for 25 minutes.  Flip the carrots, drizzle the honey over the carrots, and roast for another 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven, spritz with the fresh lemon, and garnish with parsley.


Nutritional Info: (per serving)

Calories           299 kcal

Carbs               32 g

Fat                   19 g

Protein            0 g

Sugar               21 g

No Dressing On The Salad?

Everyone knows that salad is healthy, and it’s a great way to give your body the nutrients it needs. The problem I hear with salads is that it’s boring – iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and maybe some mushrooms. There is no real texture, it’s bland looking, and the only way to get more flavor is to add dressing which usually negates the healthy intentions of a salad in the first place! Salads are a perfect place to be creative. Remember that your palette desires sweet, salty, savory, and texture. Leafy greens, which are high in iron, calcium, and vitamin a to name a few, form the base of your salad. By adding natural sweetness and juice from fruits, salt and protein in the form of cheese, and using nuts as additional protein and texture, you won’t even need any dressing. This salad is healthy, quick to assemble, beautiful, and tasty – this is what healthy living looks like.


It’s Almost Summer Salad

2 cups of loosely packed greens*

½ cup blackberries, washed

1 blood orange, peeled and sliced into disks

1 oz cambozola cheese cut into chunks

¼ cup pistachios


*I use a mixture of whatever I have on hand – spinach, green leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, etc. I have found that for this salad, using more mild greens compliment the fruit and cheese better. But by all means, if you have kale or arugula and want to use that, go for it!  The goal is to incorporate dark green lettuces rather than an iceberg variety which is mostly water.



Nutritional Info:

Calories           396 kcal

Carbs               33 g

Fat                   27 g

Protein            13 g

Sugar               18 g

“Peanut” Satay Chicken


Last night I had a real craving for peanut satay chicken. There are two problems with this when you are adhering to Whole 30. First, you aren’t supposed to have peanuts. Second, traditional satay has a whole lot of brown sugar in it. So, I decided to get creative. By using sunflower butter, I found the nutty flavor I was looking for, and the coconut milk added the touch of sweetness it needed without actually adding a sweetener! I’ll be honest, it’s not the perfect replica, but it was pretty darn close! I served it over fried cauliflower rice, which was the perfect compliment!

(Serves 2)

  • 1/3 cup sunflower butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teas dried minced onion
  • ½ teas garlic powder
  • ¼ – ½ teas cayenne powder
  • ¼ teas ancho chili powder
  • ½ teas lemongrass
  • ¾ teas salt
  • 1 chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbls coconut oil
  • Cilantro for garnish

For the rice:

  • ½ head cauliflower, whirled in a food processor to create rice like consistency
  • 1 Tbls coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Slice your chicken breast across the grain into very thin slices
  2. Put your sunflower butter, coconut milk, onion, garlic, cayenne, ancho, lemongrass and salt into a medium sized sauce pot and whisk together. It may look grainy with the coconut milk, but do not fear! Heat over medium heat whisking occasionally.
  3. While your sauce is warming, melt your coconut oil in a frying / sauté pan over med high heat.
  4. Add the chicken to the coconut oil and cook just through while stirring, approximately 4 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken directly to the sauce and let it simmer while you make your cauliflower rice, or up to 45 minutes with the lid on and the head turned down low.
  6. Make your cauliflower rice by melting the coconut oil over med high heat, adding the cauliflower, salt and pepper.   Stir and flip occasionally until your rice is cooked and browned to your liking.
  7. Serve the chicken over the cauliflower and garnish with the cilantro.

10 Keys to Starting Whole 30


I have a number of friends who like to do New Year’s Resolutions. They often involve a new exercise thing, joining a gym, going on a diet, giving up cake, starting to spend more time outdoors, or committing to reading a certain number of books in a year. One of my friends wanted to do the Whole 30, which is, in essence, a paleo cleanse. She is more or less gluten free, but she really wanted to do a “hard reset” on her diet for the new year, and she asked me for some advice since I’ve done it in the past. I offered to do the 30 days with her to support her efforts, and also because I think it’s a good form of discipline for myself. Her questions and initial apprehension in getting started made me realize that there are some easy tips to put her on the path to success.

  1. Set your mind in the right place before you even start – that means deciding from the outset that you can and will do it. If you doubt yourself, you will have a hard time. Your mind is powerful, so use it to your advantage. It also means choosing a date to start, and well, then, just start. There is always a good reason to put it off or wait or something…the fact is, making a different in your routine is hard, and that’s what you’ll be doing.
  2. Hold it lightly. What I mean is, decide that you will do this, prepare, be committed to it, but if something happens on day 10 and you have a piece of bread, don’t beat yourself up, get back on the horse.
  3. Set aside one hour each Saturday or Sunday to prepare for the week ahead and write down what you plan on having for each meal, list some snack ideas, and identify the prep work you need to do. For instance, note that you need to take the chicken out of the freezer on Tuesday that you are going to use on Friday.
  4. As you plan your week ahead, spread your “left overs” out across several days and don’t try to eat it all in 3 or 4 consecutive meals. Your body and mind likes variety and it will keep your food interesting. Another idea is to make your left overs into “new” food. If you make a roasted chicken for dinner one night, repurpose the left over chicken into lettuce wraps for lunch the next day.
  5. If you are doing this with a partner, plan your meals together. So, if you are deciding what to have for dinners, I suggest that you pick two meals and your partner picks two meals that you definitely want to have that week. The other three meals can be leftovers or “pick up meals”. Your partner’s buy-in and involvement will keep him or her invested in the effort, and will help you in the motivation department, too!
  6. Also as you are planning, take into account your “busy” days, and don’t try to do too much. I have a yoga class on Tuesday nights, after work. So between getting home, taking care of the dog, changing clothes, getting to class on time and fighting rush hour, I have very little time to prep a meal. Tuesdays are a great night for me to use the slow cooker, or to have left overs, and I put that into my plan.
  7. Speaking of too much, don’t try to start lots of new things when you embark on the Whole 30. I know it’s tempting to decide that you are going to turn over a BIG new leaf and start Whole 30, a new exercise regimen and getting up 45 minutes earlier every day to take care of all those house chores first thing, all in the same week. Don’t put yourself under this kind of pressure to make so many drastic changes all at the same time. Be proud that you are making one change, and be confident that when you are ready to add more change to your life, those new changes will still be waiting for you!
  8. Don’t plan to make big decisions in the first 7 days. Your body is getting used to a new routine, and may be going through some withdrawal. It’s possible that you will be irrationally cranky.   Don’t add to the stress that you are putting on yourself by artificially adding to that, if you can avoid it.
  9. Set up your pantry and put away all the unnecessary stuff. I put all my baking supplies (sugars, flowers, chocolate chips, etc) away in a plastic bin and put it downstairs. Out of sight, out of mind! It’s amazing how this works – it’s not that I actually forget I have it, but it has been moved so it’s not as easily accessible. This means it’s easier to overcome the temptation to eat that snack or bake some cookies.
  10. Lean on resources that are fun, full of ideas, and easy to use! The first time I did Whole 30, I thumbed through the Well Fed cookbooks by Melissa Joulwan almost every day. I also visited the Nom Nom Paleo and The Clothes Make the Girl website regularly. Both of these had Whole 30 specific plans and tips that were really valuable.

Finally, decide you are going to have fun – yes, I know this makes 11, but this should be more of a general guiding principle of life, don’t you think? We can do pretty much anything for 30 days…make it an adventure, and you never know, you might even create a new habit!

Comfort Fusion


Occasionally, I will make a pot roast, which is a bit excessive since I live alone, but sometimes, a girl needs comfort food. Invariably, I will have left overs – a LOT of them. I like left over pot roast, but I like figuring out ways to make my left overs into brand new things even more! So when it was only 15 degrees outside tonight, and soup really sounded like the best idea, (even though I really needed to eat left over pot roast), I decided to raid my pantry to see what I could figure out. My creativity was rewarded with some of the best fusion comfort food I’ve ever had. I added a poached egg to enjoy the creamy yolk in the soup, but it is totally optional if you don’t feel like going through the trouble of poaching an egg.

Pot Roast Ramen

(serves 2)


  • 2 servings of dry ramen noodles (you can get them at the Asian market, or use packaged ramen without the flavor seasonings)
  • approximately 6 oz of left over pot roast meat (2 small fists worth), shredded
  • 4 cups stock or broth (I used chicken because that’s what I had on hand)
  • 2 baby bella mushrooms sliced paper thin
  • 4 baby carrots sliced paper thin
  • 1 scallion sliced
  • 2 Tbls vinegar (for the poached egg)
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. The soup will come together very quickly, so start by prepping your vegetables and shredding your meat.
  2. Pour boiling water over the noodles and soak for 4-5 minutes while making the rest of the soup.
  3. Heat your stock and meat on med high in a sauce pot. Add all the vegetables.
  4. In a separate pot, boil water and set to simmer. Add the vinegar. Use a spoon to swirl the water around to create a funnel or vortex in the middle and crack the two eggs into the water. Allow them to cook for approximately 2 1/2 minutes for a soft poached egg.
  5. Season your soup with salt and pepper and continue to heat.
  6. Drain your noodles and put into 2 bowls
  7. When the soup has started to simmer and the meat is heated through, ladle the soup into the bowls over the noodles.
  8. Use a slotted spoon to put one egg one the top of each bowl of soup.
  9. I sprinkled some rosemary sea salt over the top to finish it. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary if you’d like.


My Banh Mi

My Banh Mi

I have discovered, that in my mind, there is always one classic dish or drink that defines a country or region for me. For Mexico, it’s street tacos. For Italy, it’s limoncello, espresso and gnocchi. For San Francisco, it’s sour dough bread. For Vietnam, it’s a banh mi sandwich. Invariably, there are a million ways to make that dish and every restaurant has their own “way” of doing it.

I dream of going to Vietnam someday, mostly for the food. I would eat my way across the country, taking cooking classes from the locals as I go. The banh mi sandwich was originally very simple, peasant food, really, just pate smeared on a baguette. Today, the traditional banh mi sandwich is usually pickled vegetables, chilies, sauce and a protein on a baguette. (For a much fuller history of the banh mi sandwich, I recommend visiting Andrea Nguyen’s site here.) Someday, I will get to Vietnam, and I will eat a hundred different versions of a banh mi sandwich while I’m there, but until then, I made up my own, which is not particularly authentic at all, (whoever heard of putting a brie like cheese on a banh mi sandwich?)  But I figure there is room for interpretation – it is a sandwich after all. And at the end of the day, it sure is tasty.

(Note: if you are making the baba ganouch, grilled chicken, and pickled cucumbers in order to specifically make the sandwich, it is a fair amount of time and effort to make your meal. However, if you’ve made these things previously, and your sandwich is really just “leftovers”, it will come together in a snap.)


Sandwich Ingredients:

  • Baguette
  • Baba ganouch (recipe below)
  • Pickled Cucumbers (recipe below)
  • Grilled chicken breast – sliced
  • Tomme Crayeuse (a cheese similar to brie)
  • Fresh cilantro


Baba Ganoush

Part of the beauty of baba ganoush is the flavor of grilled char that comes from cooking the eggplant on a grill. Do not underestimate the importance of grilling your eggplant – you won’t be disappointed. Also, traditionally, baba ganoush is made only with tahini, but one particular day, when I simply had to have baba ganoush, and I didn’t realize I was almost out of tahini, I substituted additional sunflower seed butter at the last moment – it turned out divine. I don’t actually measure the tahini or sunflower seed butter – since eggplants are never a consistent size either, the measurements below are “guidelines”. The point is that I used about the same amount of tahini and sunflower seed butter, but if I erred, it was on the side of adding a touch more sunflower seed butter. Don’t worry, this is a very forgiving recipe.

Baba Ganoush Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggplant (med to large sized)
  • 1/8 cup of tahini (found in Mediterranean markets or most health food stores)
  • 1/8 – 1/6 cup of sunflower seed butter (you can find at most health food stores)
  • 4 Tbls lemon juice
  • ½ – ¾ teas cumin powder
  • ¼ teas cayenne
  • 1 teas salt
  • ½ teas ancho chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, very roughly chopped

Baba Ganoush Directions:

Heat your grill on high for 5-10 minutes – it should be about 550 degrees. Once the grill is hot, make sure you’ve oiled the grate. Cut each eggplant in half vertically and use your knife to cut 3-4 slits in the white meat of the vegetable. Do not salt or oil the eggplant, but place the eggplant face down over direct heat, closing the lid of the grill for 5-7 minutes. Turn the eggplant over so that it is sitting on the purple skin, close the lid and let it continue to cook for an additional 10-12 minutes. If you use tongs, the eggplant should be fairly soft at this point. Take the eggplant off the grill and allow it to cool enough to handle. Scoop the flesh out of the skin, or conversely, peel the skin off the flesh, and discard the skin. Place all the eggplant in a food processor with the remaining ingredients and whirl on high until fully pureed, approximately 45-60 seconds. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. This will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for one week.


Pickled Cucumbers:

Pickling is making resurgence, and you can pickle just about anything. This recipe is for a quick pickle, but one that will also keep in your fridge for several days.

Pickled Cucumber Ingredients:

  • Cucumber
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbls sesame oil
  • 1 ½ Tbls sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Pickled Cucumber Directions:

You can peel or not peel the cucumber as you like. I actually half peel mine, meaning I peel stripes of skin off, leaving some of the dark green skin on. In addition to keeping some great nutrients found in the skin, I just think it’s prettier. Slice the cucumber into coins and set aside.

Whisk the vinegar, oil, sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl and taste – it should be tangy with just a hint of sweetness. Add additional salt if needed. Add the cucumber coins to the bowl – the pickling liquid should nearly cover the cucumber. Let it sit for at least ten minutes, before using. The cucumbers will keep in their pickling liquid in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Sandwich Construction:

Tear off the amount of bread you want for your sandwich. Of course, you can use a knife to neatly cut the right amount, but I love the rustic look. (True confession, I did use a knife to slice the baguette in half, the top from the bottom.) Smear a healthy amount of baba ganouch over both top and bottom pieces of bread. Building from the bottom, add your layer of sliced grilled chicken breast, the cheese, pickled cucumbers and cilantro before adding the top of the baguette.  Enjoy!

Looking Forward

Pooh Piglet

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh.  “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.


Pooh nodded thoughtfully.

“It’s the same thing,” he said.


-A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


I know what is going to “happen exciting today”!  I am going to fly across the country to see my best friend, my god-daughter and their family, I am going to run in a whole new place, I am going to eat fresh seafood, and I am going to watch the sunset over the Pacific ocean.  Excitement doesn’t have to be created out of the most extraordinary adventures, although many extraordinary things are very exciting.  The moments in life are the ones that end up being most precious, and the ones that I hold closely in my heart.

A simple breakfast of avocado smashed on whole grain toast, sprinkled with rosemary salt and drizzled with honey is one of the most exciting things I can think of in the morning. *  In my mind, I always call this Magic Toast because it has such great memories associated with it.

The Pacific Northwest has such amazing food!  From the fish and the vegetable markets to the Asian influence and flavors.  There are farmers markets and shops, spices and sticky buns.  There are more coffee snobs than I thought possible, and wineries and craft beer to be tasted.  I know that I will be going from one culinary experience to the next, savoring each moment, each taste, each flavor.

It’s the moment when you walk out of the airport and your people are there to pick you up, and you realize that it has been a lifetime and also just yesterday when you last saw their beautiful faces.  A hundred pictures float in front of my face, and I am so grateful that I get to be with them today, in the now.

It is running in a new place for the first time, seeing something beautiful, going farther than you thought you could, it’s getting running gear in the mail, and trying it out later.  For me it will be the excitement of running at sea level and seeing what a difference that makes.  It is packing my running shoes in the carry-on bag…just in case.

It is watching the sunset over the ocean, seeing the light play on the clouds and finally dip down below the horizon; then turning around and running back to the cottage at dusk, followed by grilled salmon over greens and a local Riesling.

*Note: This is not a pale approved breakfast at all.  However, when I have it on those rare occasions, I don’t care.

Your Gas Tank


Food matters, what you put into your body matters.  It’s like gasoline for your car.  It might still get you from Point A to Point B on regular unleaded, but your car like premium unleaded better.  Your body is no different.

When you are training for an event, a race, or just generally stressing your body, you need more calories than you do in an “off season”.  What I have discovered for myself is that I can run when I’ve been eating crap – any calories is better than no calories when I’m 4 miles into a 7 mile run….but…  But!  Absolutely, there is a but.  If I have healthy and clean calories that my body is burning, I feel so much better!  If I must run on a scone and coffee, fine, but I struggle.  If I am running on free range eggs, spinach, a piece of fruit and some homemade carnitas, I don’t find the run as hard.

It also has to do with toxin build up.  Even things that could be generally considered “good” for me have toxins in one shape or another.  Even though I believe that red wine has some incredible properties, and I enjoy the taste of red wine, drinking in excess will lead to toxin build up.  For me, that happens in my hip joints.    For others, diary or gluten can be a trigger, even if that person is not allergic to either one for example.

When I did a paleo cleanse in January, I did myself a real service, and I didn’t even know it – in essence, I gave myself an oil change.  I reset my body, and in the process, I set myself up for more success.  For one month, I removed sugar, alcohol, gluten, grains, corn, legumes, and dairy.  I am not advocating that everyone should live this way – I certainly don’t.  But after my one month “reset”, I have to admit, my joints are happy.  I am running.  I am not having hip issues, (which I have struggled with for many years.)  I attribute this to having a fairly “clean” diet while I continue to train.

This is not to say that I deny myself now that I am not on the cleanse – I had bread, wine, cheese and sugar last night…and it all tasted great.  But I don’t eat like that every day.  For the most part, I am still eating in a quasi paleo format, mostly because that is what my body responds well to.  I have found that if I listen to my body, my cravings, when I am hungry and when I am full, I actually fill myself up with what I need rather than what I think I should need.

Yesterday I had an appointment with my kinesiologist who is basically a “body mechanic” and he gave me a tune up.  Before I left he looked at me and said, “I’m really impressed with how you have done your training.  I have to tell you, when you told me that you were planning on running a half in May, I thought you were headed for a lot of hurt and pain and I was really worried about your ability to finish and accomplish your goal because of all the hip issues you’ve had.  I think that when you did that cleanse in January, you really set yourself up for success…without even realizing it!”

Way to go, me!  Listen to your gut – sometimes you know way more than you realize.




Fuel – we all need it.

Back in January, I started my half marathon training, and I also embarked on the Whole 30 Journey at the same time. On Whole 30, I was amazed at the sheer volume of food I needed to consume every day in order to feel satisfied.  What non-endurance athlete should be eating roughly twice the amount of food previously, in terms of “cups”?

At first I thought it was crazy and that it would surely make me gain weight, but since I was doing Whole 30 as a cleanse and an exercise in discipline, I didn’t worry about it too much.  Granted, it takes a lot more cups of raw veggies to match the number of calories found in one cup of rice.  It should also be noted that even though I was running, I was not running very much or very far during this month.  My point is, I ate A LOT, and I actually lost inches, if not actual weight.  (I never weighed myself, so I have no idea whether I lost or maintained my weight.)

After my official 30 days were over, I didn’t go back to eating as I had before, (for instance, the insatiable cheese cravings were gone so I wasn’t going through a brick of cheese every 3 days), but I didn’t remain strict paleo in my diet either.  For me, this means that about 85% of the time, I still eat just like I did with Whole 30 – a lot of vegetables, lean meat and fruit.  This also means that if I feel like having a sandwich with bread and cheese for lunch, I allow myself to have that, and I don’t feel remotely guilty about it.

My challenge now is that I’m running a lot further and faster, and to be blunt, I need more calories.  I am still losing weight, and unless I find the correct balance of the right number of calories as well as the right KIND of calories at the right intervals during the day, I am risking injury, pain, lethargy, and general un-health.  In essence, that would un-do all the good I have been doing for myself, and I don’t want that to happen.  Also, I find that I generally feel better when I stick to more paleo than not-paleo lifestyle, so the “right kinds” of calories doesn’t mean just adding pizza or bagels to my routine.  It means being thoughtful and adding proteins, fruits, carbs and vegetables.

My new favorite pre-run snack is Sweet Potato Eggs, a great mix of carbs and protein.    It’s easy to throw together in the afternoon, or it’s a great breakfast and start to my day.

Excuse me, I have to go for a run now.


Sweet Potato Eggs

2 Tbls bacon fat
½ sweet potato shredded
2 eggs
salt and pepper



Melt the bacon fat in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.  Squeeze any moisture out of the shredded sweet potatoes and pan fry until golden.  When the shredded sweet potato is crispy and browned, move to a plate.  Crack two eggs and cook to taste in the skillet.  I love the creamy yolk when it mixes with the potato, so I always make mine over easy.  Salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy.