Posts Tagged ‘sweet potato’

Well I have successfully completed day one of the new job. I have to say, I am very excited about all of it. The only down side is the 40 minute commute after getting out at 6pm… To say I have been spoiled the last few months would be an understatement. Working seasonal jobs afford you months off at a time. Months filled with cooking and hulu. Now, returning to the work force to take on a “real job” means adjustments must be made. No more 5:30 dinner, no more 4pm crossfit, no more 9pm bed time…eek.

I do believe there is a solution though, the crockpot aka: slow cooker. The answer to my prayers ( kind of like the burning bush, only it’s a crockpot afire). Here’s to hoping mine never literally catches flame. My vision, dinner waiting for me when I walk in the door after hitting the gym post work. Before I get to ahead of myself, let’s review the past two days…

What was for dinner:

Lemon Pepper Salmon, Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potato

Serves 2, ~20 Minutes, Oven 400/Broil











What you need:

2 Wild Caught Salmon Filets (thawed and rised)

1 Tbls Lemon Pepper (more or less depending on your taste)

1/2 Head Broccoli (cut into large florets)

2 Tbls Ghee (melted)

Salt and Pepper

1-2 Sweet Potatoes (depending on size)

How it was done:

Start by getting your oven heated to 400F, prep your broccoli and melt your ghee. In a shallow roasting pan, toss the broccoli with the ghee and lightly season with salt and pepper. Pop that in the hot box for 15-20 minutes, or until just tender and nicely caramelized on the tips. While that is going, fold up a large piece of foil so it is double thick and make a little edge that stands up all the way around. (this is going to make clean up a cinch!) Lay out your thawed and rinsed salmon, pat it dry and sprinkle on the lemon pepper.

Set that to the side and prep your potatoes. Wash them up good, poke a few holes with a knife or fork, wrap in a paper towel and wrap that in a little plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes and leave them in until ready to plate. At the same time, turn your oven to broil and pop the salmon on the top rack. Broil for 6-8 minutes, but make sure to watch it closely. Once the white fat in the salmon starts to show, it is done. Don’t over cook it! Let the salmon rest a minute, plate your potato and broccoli. Enjoy!


Sunday, glorious Sunday.  A slow starting, newspaper reading, brunch eating day of perfection. Unless you have to work. I usually find myself in the second half of that statement, but not today! A day off is a day off, but a Sunday off is a gift from the heavens. So what better way to celebrate than Sunday Hash and Eggs.

Now I’m sure you may have noticed the lack of WOD at the top of this post, and well the last two post to be exact. Let’s just say wearing heals has turned out to be more painful than the dirty 30. I have decided to give myself the weekend in an effort to recuperate my feet. So back to the burpees on Monday. Today my mind will be crossfitting as I watch the 2011 games over some hash.

What’s for Brunch:

Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash aka:

What Sunday Morning should taste like

 Serves 4, 20 Minutes

Inspired by I Cook Free, today is a homemade pork sausage and sweet potato hash that allowed me to FINALLY use the nifty shredder attachment for my Kitchen Aid.











What you need:

1lb Pork Sausage (browned up all nice like)

1 large Sweet Potato (grated)

1/2 Onion (chopped)

3 Cloves Garlic (minced)

Coconut Oil


*Seasoning if you went my route and turned ground pork into pork sausage.

How to do it: 

First you want to get your meat browning. I didn’t have pork sausage proper so I scrambled 1lb of ground pork and added the following seasonings to taste: crushed red pepper, fennel salt, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne.  While your meat is cooking, get your sweet potato grated and onion chopped. Depending on how much fat is in your pan from the meat, you may need to add a touch of coconut oil. Toss in your onion and garlic once meat is just about done and saute for 2-3 minutes. Finally, add the sweet potato and allow to cook for 6-8, flipping once to get it crispy all around. Once your sweet potato is tender, it’s ready! Do your eggs as you please and have a Happy Sunday!