Rustic Sweet Potato Salad

Anyone else get very bored with salads? Its often a simple garden salad at our house, and its easy to get tired of the same old thing. We were invited to a bbq over the weekend, so I had to put some effort in.

I came up with this quick recipe for this rustic sweet potato salad to take along and there was quickly none left. This recipe will make enough for 4 people, but you could easily double for a ‘take a plate’ to share with everyone.

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Paleo Curried Cauliflower

 My recent post sharing my recipe for Smashed Sweet Potato with Garlic Aioli was very popular. Its drool worthy on its own, but it is also a very tasty side dish. I decided I needed to share some more side dishes with you.
This dish was inspired firstly by my families love for curries, and secondly by my need to give the cauliflower a new twist. We eat cauliflower quite often, usually its steamed or as caulirice. Its delicious, but lets face it, cauliflower is a very plain flavoured vegetable. This dish gives it flavour and makes it the star of a meal instead of the boring addition.

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Oven Baked Paleo Sweet Potato Crisps

Often the paleo snacks on offer are all sweet. Catering for the sweet tooth’s who struggle to give up the refined sugar treats they are used to eating, and need a paleo alternative. I’m guilty of it, but here is a savoury recipe for all the crisp or chip lovers out there. Those of you that are missing that crunch.

I’ve tried many times in the past to get the sweet potato chip just right. Often it was still soft in spots, and while delicious, just didn’t hit the spot. These crisps do. They are perfect for dipping at parties, munching on while watching movies, or adding a crunch to a salad.

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Smashed Sweet Potato With Garlic Aioli

Often we overlook the side dishes, the supporting act to our main meals. This dish may outshine the main dish you’re serving though. It tastes so good.

Sweet potato is a great accompaniment to meats, fish or starring as a vegetarian hero. It is filling and a great source of ‘good carbs’ if you need extra fuelling for intense exercise. Best of all it tastes so good. This simple recipe highlights the flavour of the sweet potato. By caramelising the edges, it changes the taste to sweet. The garlic aioli adds to the flavour, with a hint of lemon, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.