Holy moly...did you realize that Thanksgiving is less than a week away?

You did? I didn't ahhhh! 

I have been so busy working on my new website and healing from my last surgery that I almost forgot about the big holiday coming up! Instead of serving you some played out dish you have seen a thousand times before, I decided to take a Turkey day staple and turn it on its head. Here, the common sweet potato puts on some fancy accessories with my gem salad, and sweet potato bites with seasonal winter toppings. This salad would also be a great leftover recipe to use up extra roasted veggies and nuts from your Thanksgiving day spread. These recipes are clean, flavorful, and EASY a word we all seem to misplace during this time of year. 

 

Sweet Potato Gem Salad 

Serves 4

Grain Free - Sugar Free - Alkaline - Vegetarian 

Ingredients

  • 4 large Sweet Potatoes cut into small squares
  • 2 Tbl Ghee, Macadamia Oil, or Coconut oil melted
  • 1 Pomegranate, seeds prepped and set aside
  • 1/4 C Goat Milk Feta
  • 1/4 C Pumpkin Seeds
  • Salad Greens
  • 1 Tbl Honey
  • 1 Tbl Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 425F
  2. Toss the diced sweet potatoes in the melted fat, sprinkle with pink salt and black pepper and roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes. 
  3. Toss the potatoes with a spatula and place back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until they are soft on the inside and light browned and crunchy on the outside.
  4. When the sweet potatoes are cooling make the salad dressing.
  5. Add the apple cider vinegar, honey, and mustard in a glass bowl or jar and whisk to combine. 
  6. While still whisking slowly stream in the olive oil until you create a thick emulsion. 
  7. Toss enough salad greens for four people with the salad dressing. 
  8. Add the greens to a large bowl and sprinkle with roasted sweet potatoes, pomegranate seeds, and pumpkin seeds over the top. 
  9. Crumble the goat cheese and top with black pepper.
  10. Serve and enjoy! 

 

Try the same ingredients in a different style..

 Sweet Potato "Crackers" with Pomegranate and Feta

A great holiday appetizer for people avoiding grains, gluten, and meat. 

Grain Free - Sugar Free - Alkaline - Vegetarian 

Ingredients

  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes cut across into even rounds 
  • 2 Tbl Ghee, Macadamia Oil, or Coconut oil melted
  • 1 Pomegranate, seeds prepped and set aside
  • 1/4 C Goat Milk Feta
  • 1/4 C Pumpkin Seeds

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 425F
  2. Toss the sliced sweet potatoes in the melted fat, sprinkle with pink salt and black pepper and roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes. 
  3. Flip the potatoes with a spatula and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges and cooked through.  
  4. Once the potatoes are cool to touch, spread some goat cheese on each one.
  5. Sprinkle generously with pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds and black pepper. 

 

What will be on your Thanksgiving table this year? 

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