Sweet Potato French Toast

My husband wanted to have a Good Friday bunch after church.  He wanted bacon, eggs and french toast.  Often, when we have something like that, I'd just eat what I can and not worry about the rest but this time I decided I wanted to try and make some french toast that I can eat.  It was a nice surprise!  I want to play around a bit and see if I can get the egg mixture to stick to the sweet potato a bit better but for now, this was good.

If you are eating AIP, you need to know that this isn't compliant as it has eggs and almond milk.  But once you successfully re-introduce those things, this is something you can try! 

All I did was slice the sweet potato and toast it in the toaster.  I found that the thinner slice was better than the thicker slice.  I toasted it two or three times ... til it was browned.  

Then I made the 'batter" just like normal french toast.  I used an egg, some almond milk, homemade vanilla extract, and a bit of cinnamon.  Dip the toasted sweet potato slices into the batter and then cook in an already heated fry pan.

I topped the toast with a bit of pure maple syrup and fresh raspberries.

And we had scrambled eggs (I just do eggs with nothing added) and some AIP compliant bacon.

A delicious Good Friday brunch! 

Maple Breakfast Sausage in the Thermomix (AIP)

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I had some pork mince to use up and I wanted something simple and tasty to do with it.  
over on Savory Lotus that sounded good.

As much as possible, I try to use my Thermomix and so I decided to do the beginning steps in that ...

Also, I didn't bother peeling the apple, I used more onion, more herbs and I used smoked garlic ...

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Here's my list of ingredients:

500g pork mince

1 small red onion
2 cloves smoked garlic (or regular would be fine too)
1 apple, cored and quartered
a handful of fresh herbs (I used parsley, oregano, chives, thyme)
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp ground sage
(oil for cooking but I did ours on the BBQ so didn't need any oil) 

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Here's how I did it (in the Thermomix):

Put the onion, and garlic in the Thermomix.
Chop on speed 5 for 5-7 seconds. 
Scrape ingredients to bottom of bowl.
Add apple.
Chop on speed 5 for 3-5 seconds.
Add 5-10g of olive oil.
Sautee on Varoma temperature, 5 minutes, speed .

Let this mixture cool for a few minutes.
In a bowl, add pork, maple syrup, herbs and ground sage.  Mix well.  Once the Thermomix mixture has cooled to the touch, add to the pork and mix well.

Shape into patties of your desired size.

If cooking on BBQ ... heat it up (we have a gas BBQ and I make sure it is up to at least 200 Celsius).  Once it's heated, put the patties on the hot BBQ and shut the lid.  Set timer for 3 minutes.  Rotate patties (don't flip them yet, just rotate them so that the like 90 degrees) shut the lid. Set timer for 3 minutes.  Now flip the patties. Shut the lid. Set timer for 3 minutes.  Rotate patties again. Shut the lids.  Set timer for 3 minutes. The patties should now be ready.  Just cut one in half and make sure it's cooked through. 

I served with:
fresh spinach
chopped avocado
sautéed onions, zucchini and mushrooms

Parsley and Garlic Prawn Salad

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This is such a quick, easy and yummy dinner.  And perfectly compliant if you are doing AIP.

I fill a bowl with chopped iceberg lettuce, chopped cucumber, and chopped avocado.
I sprinkle that with garlic powder.  (You could dress it if you want to.)

Once that is ready, I cook up the prawns.

My fish shop has these amazing prawns that are already peeled and have garlic and parsley added.
I use those but you can use anything you like.

So, I cook up the prawns and then pop them on the top of the salad.


Minty Green Juice

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I recently had a DELICIOUS juice at a local organic cafe. 
Even though I LOVED the juice, and have wanted to have another one, I haven't gone back.
Why not? Because I didn't want to pay another $10 for a juice!
Especially when I have a juicer at home! 

So ... the other day I found a beautiful fresh pineapple and decided this morning 
that I would have a go at making a juice that was at least similar! 

It was EVEN MORE DELICIOUS that the one I had bought! 

And it was so easy to make. 
If you have a juicer, give it a go! 

I don't really have measurements.  
But here's what I did, in the best way I can explain it.

I used two apples.  I think they were pink ladies.
I used three huge handfuls of fresh baby spinach leaves. 
I grabbed a big handful of mint out of our garden
and I cut up that pineapple and used part of that as well.  

I'd say I used equal parts pineapple and apple ... but maybe a bit more pineapple if anything.

I put it all through the juicer and that's it! 

A little trick I learned when I did a stint helping out in a cafe ... 
put the leafy things between more bulky items (like the apples and pineapple). 
It seems to help them as they go through the juicing process.  


What's your favourite things to run through the juicer?
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