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  1. leiadowns

    Let's talk about Salad

    Totally obsessed with roasted sweet potatoes in my salad right now!
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    Sweet potatoes/yam

    I do exactly what Shannon does, but with the following spice blend: 4 tbsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp sea salt 2 tbsp chili powder 2 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 tbsp ground white pepper 2 tsp cayenne pepper I make a full batch of the spices and keep it in my spice rack and use a couple of tablespoons for 2 or 3 sweet potatoes. I usually make a big batch on Sunday and either have them with eggs or in a salad (DELICIOUS) throughout the week.
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    Let's talk about Salad

    Looking for inspiration. What's in your salad?
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    This Article Will Make You Happy You Cook

    Yikes! Thanks for sharing...
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    Eggplant ideas?

    We were given an eggplant from a friend's garden, and I haven't a clue what to do with it. I've never cooked eggplant before. Yummy ideas?
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    Anyone have a good whole chicken recipe?

    Also, science says don't rinse the bird! http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/08/27/213578553/julia-child-was-wrong-don-t-wash-your-raw-chicken-folks
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    Anyone have a good whole chicken recipe?

    Obsessed with Thomas Keller's roasted chicken--so simple. http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/roast-chicken-rules#.so3kMykBN
  8. leiadowns

    Last minute meals

    I totally second egg muffins. I used this recipe as a starting point: http://www.lesleywgraham.com/2013/06/whole30-egg-muffins.html Mix up spices, sauces, herbs, and veggies for endless combinations. I really love that this recipe calls for sweet potato--it gives the muffins a little sweetness and makes me feel more satisfied.
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    Serious Food Boredom

    I totally agree with the previous poster who mentioned sauces and spices. My favorite sauce at the moment is a take on a traditional mexican suizas: 2 lbs tomatillos (husks removed and well cleaned) 3-4 jalapenos (or less spicy peppers of your choosing) 1/2 an onion 4-6 cloves of garlic (more or less, to taste) Set oven to broil (hi) and lay above ingredients on a foil lined baking sheet. Broil for 7-10 minutes. Flip. Broil 7-10 more minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then add all ingredients to blender. Blend thoroughly. Once blended, send mixture through strainer to remove stems, seeds, and skins. Discard contents of strainer. Rinse blender, then put the strained mixture back in the blender with: 2 avocados 1 bunch cilatro Blend until everything is incorporated. Put on EVERYTHING.