Sweet Potato Bread

Fall is officially here! To kick off the beginning of my favorite season, I made sweet potato bread. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite fall vegetables. Since I’m mostly on a gluten-free diet now, I needed a snack for my work trip this past weekend that could also work as an item for breakfast just in case I couldn’t find something to eat at the hotel. This quick bread is easy to make and doesn’t have rise before going into the oven. Using freshly pureed sweet potatoes and maple syrup this delicious loaf turns out soft and fluffy and melts in your mouth. 

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Sweet Potato Bread
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Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
1 hr

Total Time
1 hr 20 min

Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
1 hr

Total Time
1 hr 20 min

Ingredients
  1. 2 cup gluten-free blend flour ( I used Trader Joes)
  2. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  3. 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  4. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  8. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  10. 1/4 plain greek yogurt
  11. 4 tablespoon of melted butter
  12. 2 large eggs
  13. 1 1/2 of freshly baked sweet potatoes, remove skins
  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking oil spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir flours, spices, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, blend together sweet potatoes, yogurt, eggs, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Now fold in the flour mixture to the bowl with the wet ingredients until well combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes, then remove the loaf from the pan to cool the loaf on the rack for at least 20 minutes before cutting into slices.
Adapted from Washington Post
Adapted from Washington Post
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

 The beginning of fall is just a week away and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate cooler temps with a hot bowl of soup. Eating in season is becoming a new thing of mine. Butternut Squash is a great fall vegetable that is a staple in my kitchen during this time of year. Using warm spices like ginger,cumin, curry and turmeric combined with the sweet butternut squash and sweet potatoes this recipe won’t disappoint.

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Butternut Squash Soup


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Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
1 hr

Total Time
1 hr 20 min

Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
1 hr

Total Time
1 hr 20 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 Butternut Squash
  2. 1 Sweet Potato
  3. 1 Can of Coconut Milk
  4. 1 Container of vegetable or chicken broth
  5. 1/4 tablespoon of cumin
  6. 1/4 tablespoon of curry powder
  7. 1 tablespoon of ginger, peeled and sliced
  8. 1/4 tablespoon of turmeric
  9. 1/4 tablespoon of chili powder
  10. 1 onion, diced
  11. 1 clove of garlic, minced
  12. salt and pepper, to taste
  13. olive oil
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. While you oven is pre-heating, slice butternut squash vertically in half. Drizzle with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Wrap your sweet potato in foil. Roast the butternut squash and the sweet potato in the oven for 45 minutes or until soft. In a large stock pot, add onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add the remaining seasonings to the pot. Set aside. Once your sweet potatoes and butternut squash have finished roasting, Using an ice cream scooper scoop out the insides and place them in the pot. Add broth to the pot. Cover and let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Now using your immersion blender puree until smooth.
  2. Garnish with cilantro and crushed peanuts.
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Drink: Carrot Turmeric Juice

Carrot Tumeric 1 682x1024 Drink: Carrot Turmeric JuiceI had a follow up appointment with my doctor a few weeks ago and now he thinks I don’t have Crohn’s disease and I had a virus all along, which is good news. I’m feeling great and looking forward to the days when I get back to normal routine. But now I’m even more leary about what I eat and put into my system. So I recently started the anti-inflammatory diet and have been eating foods that are know to fight inflammation in the body. So I’m back on my juicing regime and working to rebuild my immune system with nature’s vitamins. 

I’ve been using a lot of Turmeric in my foods lately.Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory root that is proven to fight inflammation in the body. So I decide to pull out my juicer and create this great detoxifying drink. Check out the recipe below: 

Carrot Turmeric Juice
Serves 2
Carrot Turmeric Juice


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Prep Time
5 min

Cook Time
10 min

Total Time
15 min

Prep Time
5 min

Cook Time
10 min

Total Time
15 min

Ingredients
  1. 1lb of carrots
  2. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  3. 1/2 cup of pineapple, chopped
  4. 1 teaspoon ground or fresh turmeric
  5. 1/4 cup coconut water
Instructions
  1. Place carrots, ginger, and pineapple in juicer. Process in ingredients until liquid has formed. Stir in ground turmeric. Top off with coconut water. Serve chilled.
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Effortless Table by Clinton Kelly

Clinton Kelly from ABC’s the Chew and TLC’s What Not to Wear has partnered with Macy’s to launch his original collection of dinnerware line called, Effortless Table. The line launches today online at Macys.com with an exclusive sale on all items. The dinnerware line features bold and bright pieces that are interchangeable and are perfect for entertaining guests. 

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The collection features six four-piece place settings that don’t “match” in the traditional sense; instead they coordinate. The four pieces include a white dinner plate with a richly and a complementary soup/cereal bowl.

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This line is perfect for the Eat.Drink.Shop.Love reader looking to decorate their first home or apartment. The great thing about this collection is that it’s affordable too! The collection is priced under $80 but today each item is on sale for $50. 

To view the collection visit Macys.com

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Grilled Chicken Skewers + Paleo Friendly Recipes

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chickenskewers Grilled Chicken Skewers + Paleo Friendly RecipesThis weekend I celebrated the end of summer by grilling out with my family. I’ve been trying to find ways to jazz up my bland diet lately by using fresh herbs from my garden. So I decided to throw some chicken skewers on the grill marinated with garlic, rosemary and thyme. This dish is fairly simple and can be made on the grill or in the oven. If you follow the paleo diet, this recipe is perfect for you. I’ve also included a round up of paleo friendly recipes below that are perfect for the grill. 

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Fresh Herbs
Serves 2
A paleo friendly recipe perfect for the grill.


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Prep Time
35 min

Cook Time
15 min

Total Time
50 min

Prep Time
35 min

Cook Time
15 min

Total Time
50 min

Ingredients
  1. 8 boneless skinless chicken tenders
  2. 2 cloves of garlic
  3. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  4. 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  5. fresh rosemary
  6. fresh thyme
  7. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  8. 8 wooden skewer sticks, soak in water for 30 minutes.
Instructions
  1. Rinse chicken tenders and set aside on a plate. Season chicken with garlic, lemon, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and fresh herbs. Allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. Place chicken on skewers. Preheat grill to 450 degrees. Once the grill has heated cook chicken skewers for 5-8 minutes on each side or until done
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by Jewel at Foodie.com

 I was compensated for this recipe by Foodie.com

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