A sweet post! Sweet & spicy sweet potatoes, lunch with a sweetie pie and a sweet casein mug cake!

Everything about this post is kind of sweet! I made my sweet & spicy sweet potatoes again the other night and realized I’ve never posted the recipe! They’re so easy and so good!

I took 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cleaned and cut them up (I cut them into half moons then cut them again if they’re really big. They cook faster when cut smaller)

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I then add 1 tbsp of coconut oil into a large non stick skillet. I use Trader Joes coconut oil. It’s good and not expensive! $5.99 for this jar

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Heat pan on low-medium heat and wait for the oil to melt into liquid. Then add diced potatoes, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or if you don’t mind it too hot add 1 tsp like I do). Cook for approx. 40-45 min with lid on stirring / flipping occasionally. Potatoes should be soft and slightly browned when done

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The coconut oil brings out the sweetness of the potato and the red pepper flakes and garlic make it perfectly spicy. They are a really good side dish to pretty much anything! I like them with burgers, turkey burgers and chicken the best. I had mine with chicken and My roasted broccoli the other night

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As you can see … I really love that roasted broccoli.

Yesterday I had a lovely lunch with a couple of sweetie pies! My gorgeous friend Mel and her daughter.

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We went to one of my favorite places Open Sesame. I had this salad with grilled shrimp! It was amazingly good!

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I had it with a side of this garlic sauce …

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There are no words to describe this garlic sauce, so I won’t… You will just need to try it one day and then you’ll understand!
The best part of lunch was catching up with Mel! She makes me laugh and I could talk to her for hours! She’s one of those people that I feel like I’ve known forever! Im so lucky to have a friend like her!! She got me the sweetest Easter basket …

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And of course in classic Sierra style, I forgot her Valentine gift at home. Nice right?

The even better part of lunch was seeing this sweetie pie. Look at those eyelashes!

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I think she’s the sweetest part of this post …

One more sweet to go … I made this chocolate fudge casein mug cake last week and made it again last night. It is so good and really takes away the sweet tooth that you may have at night like I do!

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I got the recipe from someone I follow on Instagram. She posts lots of great recipes. This recipe can also be found on her feed (@tastyhealth). Speaking of Instagram … I post some of my food along with other nonsense. Feel free to follow me (@charmykittie). Now onto way more interesting things like that CAKE recipe!! Here it is:

In a mug, mix together 1 scoop of chocolate casein, 1 egg white, 2 tsp coconut flour, 2-3 tsp cocoa powder, 3-4 tbsp of water and sweetener of choice. Stir well. Put plastic wrap over top of mug and microwave for 1.5 minutes.

I didn’t have any sweetener so I didn’t add any, but I will add Stevia when I get some. It’s really good without the sweetener too though. I added the peanut butter pictured above to the top of the finished cake for my husband. Without the peanut butter, the cake is 195 calories!! I think is amazing for a really good clean dessert!

Speaking of sweet …

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Hope you have a sweet day in some way today!
Xx

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Turkey Sweet Potato Hash

I’m fighting off a cold, so I thought it was a great night to make this. Loaded with garlic & jalapeño … This is sure to make me feel better! nourishing and tastes so good! I should mention that I don’t love ground turkey on its own, but this mixture I could eat ground turkey every night!

Ingredients:
-2 tbsp. olive oil
-1 package of extra lean ground turkey
-2 medium sweet potatoes
-1-2 fresh jalapeño’s (depending on how hot you like it)
-4 garlic cloves
-2 tsp. chili powder
-2 tsp. ground cumin
-Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
Cut sweet potato into quarters, peel garlic and cut jalapeño in half. Put those 3 items into a food processor. Pulse until all is finely chopped/minced.

In a large non stick pan add olive oil and ground turkey. Cook on medium heat. Brown turkey halfway thru, then add sweet potato, jalapeño and garlic mixture. Cook on medium heat for approx 40-45 min. Until bottom is golden brown.

I like to serve this with an over easy egg on top and then top it all with Sriracha sauce! This tastes amazing!!

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