Fall Sweet Potato Salad

Fall Sweet Potato Salad Recipe - This fall-inspired sweet potato salad has such surprising and delicious flavors, you'll definitely find yourself going back for more! White sweet potatoes lend tasty sweetness, contrasted by crunchy celery, red onion and fresh thyme. Stir in some cranberries and you've got a hit!

Three words: sweet potato salad. Crazy, right?! Like, is it cold mashed potatoes? Kind of. But in the best way and I swear you’ll love it.

Before you bypass this sweet potato salad recipe, hear me out. If you don’t like regular potato salad, you’re in luck! This side dish is completely different than what you’re probably imagining: no hard-boiled eggs or mayonnaise, which can both be a turnoff to some people. Instead, this fall-inspired side is basically mashed white sweet potatoes dotted with celery, red onion, dried cranberries and finished off with some fresh thyme leaves. Yes, you read that right: sweet potatoes! It’s an indescribable, tasty dish, so I hope you’ll try it yourself! Continue reading

Mini Frittatas (Paleo, Dairy Free)

Mini Frittatas with Sweet Potatoes and Rainbow Chard - These cute miniature frittatas are the perfect egg dish to serve a paleo, vegetarian or dairy-free family member or friend! They're delicious, portable and easily made ahead and reheated throughout the week.

I love a good egg bake, and since going gluten- and dairy-free frittatas are always my go-to. These mini frittatas are super fun to serve when you have guests, or to make ahead of time to heat up in the microwave throughout the week.

Egg dishes are so versatile because you can really add whatever you have on-hand. I love to make a giant batch of my signature roasted sweet potatoes to eat for breakfast during the week, so naturally I had some to throw into this recipe.

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Picnic Breakfast at Sunrise

Sunrise Picnic Breakfast at Lake Nokomis

Picnics are my favorite. Sunrises are also at the top of my list of things that are rad. Eric and I try to do a special picnic at least a few times each summer (in fact he proposed to me after one of our picnics!), and we realized that in our nearly 8 years of being together, we had never seen a sunrise together. So we made it a sunrise picnic breakfast!

I’ve watched many a sunrise with my best friend, who happened to live just one neighborhood away from mine while we were growing up. We’d plan to get up early, bring coffee (it was mostly creamer, actually) and spend the first waking hours of the day together watching the sunrise and talking about life. For that reason, sunrises are extra special to me.

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (Vegan)

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette - This dressing is so easy, there's no need to buy pre-made dressing anymore! Homemade dressing tastes way better than store-bought, plus it's must more healthy.

Tangy, sweet, pungent balsamic vinaigrette. Dang, is it good.

I take a salad for lunch nearly every day and sometimes I also have it for dinner. Bananas, right?! Who wants to eat that much salad? I do. And it’s because I have a secret weapon: homemade dressing.

Word of caution: If you’re trying to get more vegetables into your diet, don’t try to eat a few spring greens with tomatoes and bottled dressing from a shelf. That’s no fun at all and I can pretty much guarantee you’re not going to love it like I love my salads.

I haven’t purchased shelf-stable dressing in pretty much my entire adulthood because I think it leaves a lot to be desired. And when a lot is left to be desired, who’s gonna eat their vegetables?! Not me. Everyone needs more veggies in their life. That’s for certain.

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