Sweet Potato “Bread” Turkey Sandwiches

Sweet Potato Bread Sandwiches! from Callie Blount on Vimeo.

Who’s excited about Thanksgiving? Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP?

I hear Criss Cross pumped UP in the background of this post!

That’s right. Thanksgiving make ya wanna, “JUMP JUMP!”

And it’s so NOT “wiggly wiggly wack.” It’s where it’s AT!!

Ok, I will stop. But it’s not that I want to!!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for many reasons; one, it’s like Christmas without all of the gifting pressure; two, it involves CRANBERRY SAUCE SLICES, and three, you get to eat lots of carbohydrates with the ones you love. #signmeup

This week’s recipe is an easy way to eat the rest of that leftover turkey AND the sweet potato that didn’t make it into the casserole. Actually, come to think of it, if you tried really hard I bet you could smash up the mashed sweet potato and instead make a patty/bread slice of sorts. However, this way is much easier if you are like me and plan to binge-watch the new season of Gilmore Girls in your pajamas with your sister the day after Thanksgiving. So this way definitely appeals.

 

In case you missed it, Luv Cooks Sweet Potato Sammiches! (me making these tasty treats). You can always tune into Luv Cooks on Facebook Live to check out the week’s recipe; right now, my goal is post videos Tuesday afternoons.

Alright my friends! Happy almost Turkey Day and mad PROPs to you for doing your leftovers planning already. #winning

Sweet Potato “Bread” Sandwiches with Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Sauce

These roasted sweet potato slices act like bread in a delicious, post-Thanksgiving treat.

 

Thanksgiving Sandwiches❤️️🙌🏻 from Callie Blount on Vimeo.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 medium sweet potato, sliced into about 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Olive oil mayonnaise (to taste)
  • Shredded turkey
  • Slices cranberry sauce (to taste)

What You Will Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a dark metal baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray of choice.
  2. In a large bowl, toss sweet potato slices with olive oil, then add salt and pepper to taste and combine.
  3. Spread sweet potato slices on baking sheet, making sure to leave room around the edge of each slice so the air can circulate and ensure crispiness similar to a bread crust.
  4. Bake the slices for 10 minutes, then flip. Bake 10 minutes more, remove from oven, and allow slices to cool slightly.
  5. Once the slices are cool to the touch, spread each sweet potato slice with mayonnaise. Top one slice with shredded turkey, and the other with a cranberry slice.
  6. Sandwich the two slices together and chow down!

 

 

 

Taste Testing Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies from Callie Blount on Vimeo.

PALEO!!!!!!!!!!

For some reason I felt I needed to shout that OUT. In my mind, I also equate “Paleo” with the Geico Caveman at the Country Club.

 

Not sure where that correlation began, but Paleo eating (in my mind) equals Cross Fit equals foraging for grass-fed meat in my neighbor’s yard (they built a Cross Fit gym in their tool shed).

WOW have I been wrong!! But let’s be real- nutrition has never been my strong suit.

However, I also realize that lots of the people I love, and love to cook for, are eating like cave people these days. No bread, no cheese, no cheese puffs, no Pumpkin Spice Oreos. Alas, they are all eating how we are probably supposed to eat- like our ancestors did- but our ancestors also did not have access to Tootsie Rolls or The Best Nachos in the World List. I rest my case.

Anyway, because I want to ALWAYS make my table about bringing people in, making them feel comfortable and always welcoming anything food-wise that makes them happy, I decided to pursue this paleo business and learn more about it. I found Against all Grain (listed below). I bought it. The rest, as they say, is in the books.

I adore Danielle Walker, a Paleo recipe pioneer, for many reasons. One- she took her health seriously enough to make changes in her life that blessed her body. Two, her recipes are legit, and three- actually taste good. Four- ok one more- her Thai peanut dressing is life-changing and you must buy her cookbook if not for that recipe and the cookie recipe ALONE.

But the cookies. Ohhh, the cookies.

This cookie was the recipe that shook my knowledge of “health food” to the core. These Paleo chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour, coconut flour, vegan palm shortening, and dark chocolate chips. They were SO good, in fact, that I was actively comparing them to my alted brown butter chocolate chip cookies (which I dig SO hard.) Y’all, fresh out of the oven and warm- well, you’ll have to see my response on Facebook or Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Taste Test!.

So, check out This week’s Luv Cooks video for paleo chocolate chip cookies, make them, and everrrybody get your cave man on.

Here’s Danielle’s link to the recipe too!

Luv y’all and happy foraging!