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Paleo Fries: What to Do with Jicama Pt. 1 + Meet My New Nephew!

22 May

Remember how I said I was experimenting with Jicama? Well, my first phase of experimentation has officially begun! What did I make? Seasoned Jicama Fries! How did they taste? Pretty darn good. I think the key is in the seasoning. I tried the Jicama plain and it has the consistency of a white potato without the chalky/starchy aftertaste. It wasn’t bad it was just kind of bland, which could be really great if you’re adding it, uncooked, to recipes for some added crunch.

I may even use it for those taco shells I mentioned in my video about what to do with Jicama. It really seems like a very versatile food. I’m so glad I like it! Oh, before I share the recipe, check out this cute guy:

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No not Daniel! (although, heck yes he’s pretty darn cute!) The little bundle of cuteness in his arms …

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Meet little Graham Allen! He’s Daniel’s sister’s baby and he’s just a week old. He’s adorable and super cool (notice his relaxed ‘chill’ state?)

We were able to spend a whole day with him and his happy parents last weekend. It was awesome.

OK enough showing off. Here comes the food …

Paleo Jicama Matchstick Fries

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Paleo Jicama Matchstick Fries Recipe

 

I took this Food Network Recipe and used light EVOO instead.

I also found that they tasted best when they were crunchy and turned brown. This is how my first batch looked:

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They looked like french fries but they weren’t cooked enough. So I put them back in until they turned brown like this:image

Perfecto! The seasoning combo was really good. It’s just a combination of salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. I could totally use it on sweet potato fries too. I liked them so much I think I’ll make them tonight too!

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Paleo Jicama Matchstick Fries

What’s your favorite way to eat Jicama? Have you tried fries? Any suggestions?

Enjoy!

~ Kate

Paleo Coffee and Tea Options *Video*

8 May

Happy Wednesday!

WHEW. I’d like you to add more days to this week please and thank you. My new business is really doing well and I’m constantly learning how to balance everything and rework my approach as I go. I hadn’t done a video in a while so today I thought I’d talk to you about Paleo coffee and tea options!

It might seem like an easy conversation but things can get a little tricky when you decide to avoid these less-than-healthy options:

  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Refined sugars
  • Soy lectin
  • “Natural” flavors
  • Additives

I’m not a die-hard coffee drinker but I do enjoy a cup several times a week. I view coffee and tea as treats and comfort items. I good cup o joe or tea time can just hit the spot, ya know? So without further fanfare, here’s a video from me to you about Paleo coffee and tea variations.

KateUpdates Paleo Coffee and Tea Options

How do you prefer your morning java? Do you keep it Paleo?

~ Kate

How to Make Almond Butter in Just 15 Minutes

24 Apr

When I’ve made up my mind about something, I’m not easily deterred. So you can imagine when I discovered I was out of almond butter this morning, I was immediately thinking of other options … I decided to make my own! Not only that, I decided to show YOU how to make YOUR own via a video tutorial.

Click on the image below to find out how to make almond butter in just 15 minutes … You’ll need:

KateUpdates Almond Butter

Enjoy!!

~ Kate