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How To Make Perfect Eggs Every Time

Eggs are nature’s perfect food. Cooking them perfectly every time is easy. Read below to learn how to make perfect eggs every time. Yes. Every. Single. Time.
How To Make Perfect Eggs Every Time

Eggs have always been one of my favorite foods. They make me happy. They really are easy to make perfectly if you know a few simple tricks.

Eggs make everything taste better. When in doubt, crack an egg on it. When my kids were young, the way I got them to eat foods they didn’t think they liked, was to put a fried egg on top. We had chicken topped with eggs and salad topped with eggs, and oatmeal topped with eggs. We had savory yogurt bowls with eggs. We had eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The first thing we were taught in cooking school was how to make scrambled eggs and omelets. I thought this was a no-brainer, but it’s not. Yes, everyone can cook eggs, but not everyone can cook great eggs.⁠

So, what’s the trick?⁠ Well, it depends what kind of eggs you are making…

Let’s Learn How To Make Perfect Eggs Every Time

Scrambled Eggs And Omelets

For scrambled eggs and omelets, movement is key. You’ve got to keep those eggs in motion while they are in the pan. And use low heat. Shake the pan. Stir the eggs. Shake more. Stir more. For an omelet, you keep this up until the eggs are beginning to set and only then do you let it be. Once it starts to set, add your fillings, fold and let it rest until fully cooked. For scrambled eggs, you never stop moving.⁠

Easy peasy. Creamy and delicious. Every time. I used to give cooking lessons and this simple lesson floored everyone because you really can taste the difference. ⁠

Sunny Side Up Eggs

What fat are you cooking your eggs in? This is a big factor in how to make perfect eggs every time. Why? Because, a sunny side up egg needs crispy edges. It’s a must. ⁠I like to cook my eggs in extra-virgin olive oil. This is healthy and it gives the egg those perfectly yummy crispy edges. And, for a buttery taste, I’ll add a little ghee to the oil in the pan. Get that fat hot and then gently crack your eggs into the pan. Don’t touch them. At all. Just let them cook over medium-low heat until the whites are just cooked through and the yolk is still runny. Ah… there’s nothing better.

These are the perfect eggs to slide onto your salad or on top of your chicken cutlets… or anything else. These are the perfectly photogenic Instagram-worthy eggs you see everywhere.

My go-to meal is often pasta topped with eggs, or sautéed veggies topped with eggs. Always awesome.

Over Easy Eggs

Follow the directions for sunny-side up eggs, but gently flip them over half way through. Cook only until the whites are set. Don’t let them go any longer or you’ll have a hard yolk. Been there, done that… so disappointing.

Hard Boiled Eggs (And Softer Boiled Eggs)

I have tried every trick and every cooking method to achieve the perfect hard boiled egg. For me, my perfect hard boiled egg isn’t so hard. I love a 7 minute egg. These come out jammy — you know, like the ones in ramen bowls. But if you like yours to be more traditionally boiled, cook yours for 11 minutes.

Here’s what you do: Place your eggs in a small pot. Cover them by an inch with cold water. I like to put salt in the pot because I read that helps if the eggs crack. Honestly, I have no idea if this works or not, but it makes me feel better to do it. Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce to a very gentle simmer. Set your timer. When that timer goes off, immediately drain the pot and put the eggs in a bowl of cold water with ice in it. This really does make peeling them so much easier.

Did you know the fresher your eggs, the harder they are to peel? This is why sometimes organic eggs or farm fresh eggs can be such a pain in the butt, but put them in ice water, and you’re good to go.

Poached Eggs

Ah… the elusive perfect poached egg. Yes, you can learn how to make perfect eggs every time even when we are talking about poached eggs. One of the beautiful things about poaching eggs is that you can get really creative and poach them in whatever liquid you like. There’s no need to stick to plain water if you are feeling creative. Broth, wine, tomato sauce… they are all great poaching liquids.

Here’s what you do: fill a pan with a few inches of water. I find that a wide pan is easiest. I like to use a sautés pan with high sides. Add a spoonful of vinegar  to the liquid. Bring it to a gentle simmer. Crack your eggs into small ramekins or glasses. One egg per vessel. Slide the eggs into the liquid by actually placing the side of the ramekin into the water and letting it start to fill with water as the egg gently slides into the liquid in the pan. Repeat with the remaining eggs, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Take a wooden spoon and very gently push any whispy whites back on top or closer to the yolks of the eggs. Do this until they stay there.

Set your timer for exactly 3-1/2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon when done. Yum.

If you are in the market for a new pan, here’s one of my favorite pans for almost everything, including poached eggs.

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The health benefits of eggs are amazing. You can read all about that here.

I’m on a big customized-recipe-creation kick right now… let me customize an egg recipe for you that will work for whatever’s going on in your body now… I’m such a geek that I really do get excited about doing this. I’ve got a quick egg dish with your name on it…  So CLICK HERE to be taken directly into my calendar to sign up for your free phone consultation.

How To Make Perfect Eggs Every Time

 

 

2 Things To Help You Lose Weight Without Being Hungry

Nobody likes being hungry. And when you are on a restrictive diet, your hunger pangs seem to get worse.  Keep reading to learn 2 things to help you lose weight without being hungry.cold cucumber herb soup

You’re all ready to start your new food plan. Today is Day One. You are pumped. You stock your fridge and your pantry with all of the right things. You’ve read up on your plan and you are following an expert’s advice. You made it through breakfast and all is right with the world.

It’s 11:00 am. And you are starving.

Part of this may be because you really are restricting your calories.

Part of this may be in your mind… I mean, let’s face it, as soon as your brain knows you are “dieting”, all you want is the food you shouldn’t be having.

And, part of it may be that you are not moving your body enough.

But, most of your issue is that you are not eating the right things.

Keep reading to learn how not to be hungry when you are trying to lose weight.

I’m on a big customized-recipe-creation kick right now… let me customize a recipe for you that will work for whatever’s going on in your body now… I’m such a geek that I really do get excited about doing this. I’ve got a quick healthy meal with your name on it — and I’ll make sure it’s one that will keep you satisfied.  So CLICK HERE to be taken directly into my calendar to sign up for your free phone consultation.

Or, if you want to start with a weight loss plan that will actually work for your specific needs, sign up for my One Week Food Boot Camp. We’ll chat. We’ll examine what your lifestyle is like now. And we’ll come up with a new plan to get you on track — I’ll even create an ebook just for you and your wonderfully unique needs.

And, if you want to go it alone, just keep reading and you’ll learn some great ways to manage your weight without feeling so deprived.

Why Only These 2 Things?

I could sit here and give you lists and lists of things to help you with your diet. That’s easy for me to do. But, I’m sure you’ve seen and/or tried a lot of them before. I have helped countless people manage their weight. And we don’t count calories. I’m happy to help you too, but beyond these two basic principles — these 2 things to help you lose weight without being hungry — it’s so much easier to lose that weight if you are treated like the wonderfully unique individual that you are.

I have learned through my Chinese medicine training and my western nutrition knowledge, that what works for one person doesn’t work for another. I spend many of my days creating food lifestyles and meal plans for people and a large percentage of those clients are interested in losing weight. I create different plans for each person. After chatting via Skype, FaceTime, or phone, I use my Chinese medicine diagnostic skills and my chef’s training to create a program that truly works for each specific client. And every plan is different.

The food is different for each person. The supplements are different. And, the preparation required is different. I am well aware that not everyone loves to be in her kitchen as much as I do…

BUT, these 2 principles remain constant. So I’m laying them out here for you. It’s a great starting place.

For my women friends out there: you are not crazy… it really is harder for women to lose weight than for men to shed a few pounds. So, if you are on a program with your male significant other, don’t feel like you are doing something wrong just because he has dropped 10 pounds and you are only down 2… This is one reason why I use different superfoods and supplements for each person… let’s even the playing field!

Let’s get you eating the right foods to make it easier for you to attain your goals. And, by the way, if you eat the right foods, there’s never a need to count calories. Really! Eat the correct fats, proteins, and fiber, and your body will thank you by managing your weight correctly. The human body is an amazing thing if you treat it will the respect it deserves.

At the bottom of this article, I’ve included some recipes to help you out. Recipes that are simple and have great ingredients to help you on your weight loss journey.

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Follow These 2 Basic Principles And You Won’t Be Hungry

1. Eat Healthy Fats

Let’s get this out of the way up front. Fat does not make you fat. Sugar makes you fat. Even if eating fat goes against everything you’ve ever learned about dieting to lose weight, I want you to eat healthy fats. Healthy fats will keep you full. They will make your skin glow, feed your brain, elevate your mood, and they will keep your digestion running correctly. All of these benefits will help you manage your weight.

It’s really important that you do not eat anything labeled “low fat” or “non-fat”. These foods are heavily processed, and they will actually cause your body to gain weight.

One of the easiest things you can do, is to drizzle extra-virgin olive oil on everything.

I know, olive oil has calories

But, it also has the things your body needs, especially as you are restricting your food intake.

If you have vegetables, salad, or protein, drizzle some good quality extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil on top of your food.

For more about healthy oils, read this article.

Other healthy fats that you should be eating now include: coconut, avocado, whole eggs, wild salmon, and raw nuts. Yes, you can eat all of these things and still lose weight. BUT, you must exercise portion control. A portion of raw nuts would be about 7 nuts if you are having them as a snack. I prefer to incorporate nuts into my meals. They make great salad dressings and are a great thickener for smoothies. A portion of avocado, is a half of an avocado. Two eggs is plenty… you get the picture.

2.  Eat Nothing Processed Or Artificial

Processed foods force your body to put on weight. Chemicals force your body to add weight. Artificial anything should be avoided, not only while you are trying to manage your weight, but always.

One of the things I see most often with my clients is that they think that if something is labeled “sugar free” or “diet” that it will help with weight loss.

WRONG!!! 100% wrong.

Artificial sweeteners trigger the sweet sensation in your brain, causing you to crave more and more sweets. Not only are you triggering the need for more traditionally sweet foods, but you are at the same time causing your brain to tell your body that it needs things that don’t just taste sweet but that turn into sugar inside your body — like bread. And pasta.

Same goes for any junk food.  Don’t eat it.

Believe it or not, eating these things just makes you hungry. And it makes you want more. And more…

Same goes for most protein bars. Even those bars that appear  healthy often contain lots of sugars or grains. Just stay away.

Shop the outer edges of your supermarket. Buy produce, meat, fish, and fresh foods. Stay away from the aisles filled with packaged foods.

I know this can be difficult, but after a week or so, you won’t crave these foods anymore and it will get easier and easier to drop your unwanted weight.

At the bottom of this post, you’ll see a recipe for some healthy popsicles — that’s what you can have for dessert!

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Recipes To Help You Lose Weight

If you make this any of these recipes that make use of the 2 things to help you lose weight without being hungry, please be sure to let me know in the comments below. I love hearing how you like a recipe, and I love to answer your questions! If you make it, be sure to take a photo and tag me and post it on Instagram.

It’s my hope that you will enjoy these recipes and the way they make you feel so much that you will move onto eating this way more and more often. I’d love to help you out, so CLICK HERE to be taken directly into my calendar to sign up for your free phone consultation.

And, be sure to click on the individual recipes for more health information about each ingredient used.

1. Coconut Blood Orange Ice Pops

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These popsicles can be made with any pure organic fruit juice that makes you smile. They will satisfy your sweet tooth and will keep you full because of the healthy fat — coconut milk.

2. Seafood Salad With Garlic And Oil

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This delicious and beautiful seafood salad can be made in advance and kept in your fridge. It has healthy fat and healthy lean protein. Feel free to customize this with whatever seafood makes you happy.

3.  Salmon With Parsley Sauce

salmon with parsley sauce

Salmon is your friend. Make sure it’s wild and not farmed. Eat about 5 ounces and you will feel satisfied and happy.

4. Instant Pot Spring Vegetable Soup

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Keeping a healthy and hearty pot of soup in your fridge makes it so much easier to manage your weight. It gives you something to eat when you don’t have the will power to wait until you cook something good for you. This soup contains buckwheat, which is a seed and not a grain, and tons of fresh veggies. It’s the perfect soup to keep on hand.

5. Espresso Chocolate Chip Smoothie

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This smoothie has a little nut butter in it for fat. And it tastes sweet, but all of that sweetness comes from dates. This one’s awesome!

 

Cauliflower No Potato Salad

It’s potato salad season. But… ugh… sometimes I know my body doesn’t want all the starch of potatoes. Do I suffer? Nope, I just make this cauliflower no potato salad. Read more

Flourless Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Looking for a grain-free cookie that’s as good as the original? These flourless chocolate chip walnut cookies fit the bill… Read more

Paleo Pasta Carbonara

I just had to have a big bowl of pasta today… so I made this awesome Paleo Pasta Carbonara. And I ate way too much of it…

paleo pasta carbonara

I really did eat way too much. But, if I’m being honest, I can’t remember the last time I was dainty and restrained when there was a big bowl of steaming pasta in front of me. Ever since I found some grain-free pastas that I love, that actually taste and feel like real pasta, I’ve been creating these awesome pasta dishes whenever I want something fast and delicious.

Pasta carbonara is Italian comfort food at its best. It’s pasta with bacon and eggs… sooooo good! I remember this dish from when I was a child — the creamy sauce, the crispy, salty bacon, and of course, the perfectly cooked al dente pasta. This recipe recreates all of those amazing tastes and has all of the feels of that traditional dish.

And, by the way, by using grain-free pasta and whole eggs you are really putting your body in peak healing mode. For example, here’s why everyone loves eggs and you should too.

It’s important to remember (and I really do have to keep reminding myself…) that these paleo pastas are often protein based so there’s no need to eat such a huge amount. In fact, it’s better not to eat so much. I mean, when you are eating a pasta made out of beans or chick peas, you really feel better not eating the entire package. If I would just give myself a chance to digest before I shoveled this whole beautiful bowl of mouth watering paleo pasta carbonara into my gaping mouth, then my brain and my stomach would realize that I am satisfied after eating only a normal size portion. Ugh… when will I learn?

One of my all-time favorite things to do is to take a traditional comfort food and tweak it so that it meets my nutritional needs and becomes a healing meal. Yeah, I know, this doesn’t sound like the most exciting thing to a lot of you, but this really is what floats my boat. This recipe is healing, it’s dairy-free, it’s grain-free, and it’s delicious. Oh, and you can easily make this vegetarian (I’ve done this many times when I’m in a veggie phase) by using mushrooms or coconut bacon or vegan sausage in place of the pancetta.

I’m on a really big customized-recipe-creation kick right now… let me customize a recipe for you that will work for whatever’s going on in your body now… I’m such a geek that I really do get excited about doing this. I’ve got a soup with your name on it…  So CLICK HEREto be taken directly into my calendar to sign up for your free phone consultation.

I also get tremendous joy from creating a healthy recipe that my family actually loves. Because, let’s face it, my son, who is a great cook, doesn’t always go for what he terms my “voodoo foods”. So, last week when he Face-Timed me and he made paleo pasta carbonara, I was so happy. And, if it’s good enough for a 20-something Taco Bell lover, then it’s good enough for everyone — even the picky eaters in your family.

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When you decide you love paleo pastas as much as I do, you should also try my recipe for Creamy Mint Avocado Pasta.

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Here are some of the awesome healing ingredients in this recipe for paleo pasta carbonara:

Chickpeas actually help calm the spirit. They relieve anxiety and soothe irritability… it kind of makes you realize why hummus is so popular… I used a chickpea penne for this recipe and it was awesome!

Garlic is amazing in its antiviral and antibacterial capabilities. Garlic is actually a Chinese herb (Da Suan). It’s used to kill toxins and parasites and also to reduce swelling in the body. It’s what I call a great “A” herb: anesthetic, antibacterial, anti fungal, antioxidant, antiviral, etc….

I am a big proponent of eating the whole egg. So many of the nutrients and the taste are in the yolk; I’ll never understand separating nature’s perfect food. Eggs help with many types of dryness in the body. If you have a dry cough or a frog-in-your-throat, try eating some eggs. They have also been shown to help women with various conditions during and after pregnancy. Some people consider eggs to be a superfood. They contain a large amount of vitamins A and B and are a great source of protein. Eggs sometimes get a bad rap because of cholesterol, but it’s been shown that in 70% of people, eggs do not raise cholesterol, so don’t assume they are bad for you. Buy organic eggs and you are really doing the right thing.

Green peas are good for the digestion, especially if you are feeling constipated. In the olden days, people used to drink pea juice with their meals to avoid indigestion.

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Paleo Pasta Carbonara
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Recipe type: paleo, comfort food, grain-free, dairy-free
Cuisine: pasta, Italian
Prep time: 
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Total time: 
Serves: 3
 
If you love pasta as much as I do, then you have to try this healing paleo pasta carbonara. This is so comforting, really easy to make, and it's so delicious that even picky eaters love it.
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. diced pancetta
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 8 oz grain-free pasta (I used this chickpea pasta)
  • ⅓ cup shredded vegan Parmesan cheese
  • ½ lb green peas
  • black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta, al dente. Save about 1 cup of the pasta cooking water before you drain it.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet and add the pancetta.
  3. Stir in the shallot and garlic.
  4. Saute, stirring, until the pancetta starts to get a bit crispy.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and white wine.
  6. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the pancetta.
  7. Stir in the egg mixture, Parmesan, and green peas.
  8. Add as much of the reserved pasta cooking liquid as you need to make the sauce the consistency that you like.
  9. Season with black pepper.
  10. Enjoy!

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Butternut Squash Sausage Frittata

Butternut squash can help reduce inflammation in the body… so if you are suffering from achy joints, here’s your excuse to eat more of this awesome fall wonder! Some of my best menopause-friendly recipes are made with butternut squash… it’s amazing!

butternut squash sausage frittata

Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite meals. Truth be told, I love dinner for breakfast too… But, this butternut squash sausage frittata is definitely breakfast food that’s awesome for dinner. Hmmm, now that I think about it, it’s also dinner food that’s great for breakfast… yikes, what the heck am I talking about?

Anyway, the other night my family requested bagels and lots of bagel-accessories for dinner. Anyone who knows me knows that the only bagels I have in my house are grain-free bagels. Let me assure you that grain-free bagels are not what my family was requesting. So, I went around the corner, bought fresh-out-of-the-oven whole-grain everything bagels. These things were as big as my head. And they smelled so good. I just knew if I ate them I’d regret it later, so I bought extra lox for myself and I came home and made this frittata. And it was so good!

I filled this casserole-y, egg-y dish with breakfast sausages, bacon, butternut squash, spinach, vegan cheese, peppers, and scallions. This was such a treat for me. Better than bagels. And nowadays it’s easy to find bacon and sausage that are organic and nitrate-free, so I’m a happy camper.

Did I mention that fall is my favorite season?  Yeah, I know that thought is really a disconnect, not really a smooth segue at all. But butternut squash is everywhere this season! So, I put a lot of it in this butternut squash sausage frittata…

For another eggs-in-the-oven type of dish, try my Baked Eggs With Sausage And Kale.

butternut squash sausage frittata

Here are some of the awesome healing ingredients in this butternut squash sausage frittata:

I am a big proponent of eating the whole egg. So many of the nutrients and the taste are in the yolk; I’ll never understand separating nature’s perfect food. Eggs help with many types of dryness in the body. If you have a dry cough or a frog-in-your-throat, try eating some eggs. They have also been shown to help women with various conditions during and after pregnancy. Some people consider eggs to be a superfood. They contain a large amount of vitamins A and B and are a great source of protein. Eggs sometimes get a bad rap because of cholesterol, but it’s been shown that in 70% of people, eggs do not raise cholesterol, so don’t assume they are bad for you. Buy organic eggs and you are really doing the right thing.

Butternut squash is more than just a delicious vegetable; it’s really good for you. It’s a good fever reducer, it can lessen stomach pain and it can be a comfort during pregnancy when the baby feels like she’s doing acrobatics. It’s also rich in carotenoids and Vitamin B6. This means it’s good for your heart and can help lower bad cholesterol. And, because butternut squash can help reduce inflammation in the body, it benefits almost everyone.

Pork strengthens the digestive system, helps with constipation, and can moisten a dry cough and other dryness in the body. It’s also good to strengthen your qi and give you energy. I used pork bacon and sausage in this recipe, but I’ve made it before using vegan substitutes and it tastes awesome that way too… so whatever makes you happy…

Scallions, as I tell you often, are one of my favorites. In Chinese medicine, the root of the scallion is a healing herb (Cong Bai). I always keep scallions on hand in my refrigerator so that I can whip up a batch of cold and flu fighting tea (scallion roots and ginger) the second anyone feels that scratchy throat coming on. It helps the body sweat out toxins. Scallions are antiviral and antibacterial; they are good for the common cold and general nasal congestion — just don’t eat too many if you have a fever.

Bell peppers help with indigestion. If you are feeling bloated and full from over-eating a lot lately, consuming bell peppers will help reduce this feeling. They are also good for blood circulation and research has shown that they are good for people with a low appetite or anorexia. It used to be common in China to use green pepper tea to soothe indigestion.

It is true that spinach contains iron, but it’s this vegetable’s lesser-known qualities that really hold my admiration. Spinach contains a substance that helps eliminate prostate cancer. It’s also great for your bones and also for memory loss. Diabetic patients may find that eating spinach helps combat excessive thirst and can even be good for night blindness. Spinach can inhibit the body’s ability to absorb calcium, so calcium-rich foods should be avoided when eating this leafy green.

butternut squash sausage frittata

Butternut Squash & Sausage Frittata
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Recipe type: breakfast, casserole, eggs
Cuisine: paleo, whole30
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Serves: 6-8
 
This frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And, it can be made in advance! I've made it with lots of meat and I've made it vegan... the choice is yours!
Ingredients
  • ½ lb bacon (use pork, turkey, or vegan), sliced and cooked until done
  • 6 breakfast sausage patties (use pork, turkey, or vegan), cooked and chopped
  • 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • ½ lb butternut squash, cut into small dice
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 10 eggs, beaten
  • 4 slices cheese (I used vegan American cheese), diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 370°F.
  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the bell pepper, scallion, and squash to the pan. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook, stirring often, until the butternut squash is just tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach, and stir until it starts to wilt.
  6. Pour the contents of the pan into a large bowl.
  7. Let cool a few minutes.
  8. Stir in the eggs and cheese.
  9. Pour the mixture into a greased casserole dish (I used a 9-inch round glass dish).
  10. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
  11. Cut into 6 or 8 pieces.
  12. Enjoy!

butternut squash sausage frittata

Sweet Potato Bacon Waffles

Sweet potato bacon waffles. Enough said. Yum!

sweet potato bacon waffles

Waffles are awesome. Waffle irons are amazing. You can make waffles out of almost anything. Really. It seems to be all the rage now… everywhere I turn I see people putting such creative mixtures into their waffle irons and making these really delicious looking creations. So, I just had to jump on the bandwagon… it looked like so much fun!

So, when I first saw this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, I just had to try to do it justice. Jennifer at Predominantly Paleo, gets all the credit for this awesome recipe.  I absolutely love it… it’s easy, delicious, paleo, and so healthy! Go visit Jennifer at her site because I’m sure you will love it as much as I do!

My waffle iron did not disappoint… these sweet potato bacon waffles are incredible! First, let me say, however, that just because you cook something in a waffle iron, it does not mean you end up with something that tastes or feels like a waffle. This recipe is amazingly delicious and healthy, but these “waffles” are only called waffles because they are made in a waffle iron… wow, that’s a lot of waffles in one sentence…

I made these waffles and we ate them for several days in a variety of interesting ways. The first day, I served them with eggs on top: awesome. The second day, I melted vegan cheese on top: my favorite. The third day, I put one on a plate with a little shredded rotisserie chicken salad next to it: incredible.

I could easily see that cooking things in my waffle iron may become a bit of an obsession for me…

These waffles, in particular, will become a staple in my house for a few reasons: they are truly delicious and also because sweet potatoes are so good for digestion, that finding new ways to cook them sounds so smart to me.

I’m on a big customized-recipe-creation kick right now (okay… always…), so let me customize a recipe for you that will work for whatever’s going on in your body now… I’m such a geek that I really do get excited about doing this. I’ve got a breakfast recipe with your name on it…  So CLICK HEREto be taken directly into my calendar to sign up for your free phone consultation.

And, if you are looking for another great sweet potato recipe, try my recipe for Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

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Here are some great healthy reasons to make these waffles:

Sweet potatoes are good for your digestive system. They can be good for both constipation and diarrhea. These orange gems also help rid your body of excess water, are good for breast health, help people with diabetes and actually can help ease night blindness. In olden times, it was common in China to rub mashed sweet potatoes on poison insect bites to remove the toxins. I haven’t tried this, but if you see me looking a tad orange, this will be why…

Scallions, as I tell you often, are one of my favorites. In Chinese medicine, the root of the scallion is a healing herb (Cong Bai). I always keep scallions on hand in my refrigerator so that I can whip up a batch of cold and flu fighting tea (scallion roots and ginger) the second anyone feels that scratchy throat coming on. It helps the body sweat out toxins. Scallions are antiviral and antibacterial; they are good for the common cold and general nasal congestion — just don’t eat too many if you have a fever.

I am a big proponent of eating the whole egg. So many of the nutrients and the taste are in the yolk; I’ll never understand separating nature’s perfect food. Eggs help with many types of dryness in the body. If you have a dry cough or a frog-in-your-throat, try eating some eggs. They have also been shown to help women with various conditions during and after pregnancy. Some people consider eggs to be a superfood. They contain a large amount of vitamins A and B and are a great source of protein. Eggs sometimes get a bad rap because of cholesterol, but it’s been shown that in 70% of people, eggs do not raise cholesterol, so don’t assume they are bad for you. Buy organic eggs and you are really doing the right thing.

sweet potato bacon waffles

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Sweet Potato Bacon Waffles
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Recipe type: waffles
Cuisine: recipe adapted from: Predominantly Paleo
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Serves: 4
 
This is like a great sweet potato hash in waffle form. These waffles are so versatile that you can do so many things with them... and they may evenl fix your digestive issues...
Ingredients
  • 12 oz nitrate-free bacon
  • 1 lb spiralized sweet potatoes (I bought mine pre-spiralized, but you can make your own)
  • 3 eggs
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 scallions, sliced
Instructions
  1. Cook your bacon (I like to do this in the oven, but cook it however you like), bacon grease reserved.
  2. Heat your waffle iron, and brush it with the reserved bacon grease. I used my Belgian waffle iron, but use whatever kind you have.
  3. Combine the sweet potato spirals, cooked crumbled bacon, eggs, sea salt and black pepper to taste, and scallions in a large bowl.
  4. Pour this mixture into the hot waffle iron and cook until browned and slightly crispy.
  5. Note: these will not end up with the texture of ordinary waffles -- remove them gently from the iron with tongs and a spatula and lay them on the plates. Use these waffles as a vehicle for anything from eggs, to salad, to melted cheese (my personal favorite). I used a Belgian waffle maker and got 4 waffles from this recipe; if you use a waffle iron that makes thin waffles, you will get more.)

sweet potato bacon waffles