Monday, May 26, 2014

Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 

Hope everyone had a safe and fun long weekend. We took the opportunity to visit my old stomping grounds in Charleston and attended the Charleston Tea Plantations First Flush Festival and spent some quality time with old friends. The tea festival was amazing (though there was a crazy long 1.5 hour line to get in) and the tea bushes smelled SO good! 

Charleston Tea Plantation
On Monday we went to an incredible brunch with our friends Vanessa and Brendan at Black Magic Cafe on Folly Beach, and while pondering the menu we reflected that it is almost impossible to find sweet potato waffle fries.. so we had a great idea! Why not make FUN sweet potato fries, just like they do with regular fries? Here is a post on our first sweet potato fry creation: Sweet Potato Waffle fries which we paired with a lean sirloin steak and a homegrown bibb lettuce salad!

We used our Cuisinart Mandolin on the waffle setting to cut the fries. BLT Foodies tip: rotate the potato 90 degrees on each slice to get the fun "waffle" effect.
We used just 1 potato, and lined 3 baking sheets with aluminum foil and drizzled with olive oil. Place the fries on a baking sheet in a single layer and top with olive oil and your choice of seasoning. We tried 3 different types: salt and pepper, cinnamon, and paprika & pepper. Bake on 325 for 15 minutes, let cool, and enjoy!
The result was a perfect Memorial Day BBQ meal! Especially because we used our home grown lettuce. I am so proud!!

Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ginger Teriyaki Meatballs

Thank you to Food and Nutrition Magazine for having me write for the June issue of the magazine! I had a blast creating this recipe for ya'll and am excited to share it with the world :-) Check it out here: 

One of my favorite things about the recipe is how diverse it is. You can serve these meatballs on skewers with pineapple as an appetizer, on a hoagie for a sub or with some veggies for a meal. One of the best things about creating a recipe for Food and Nutrition is the testing! 
We decided to enjoy our Ginger Teriyaki Meatballs with some sauteed sugar snap peas, carrots and red onion over a bed of brown rice. It was amazing! Can't wait to write for y'all again soon! 

How will you enjoy this recipe?

Ginger Teriyaki Meatballs from Brittany Chin, RD, LD