it was a starchy day. whatever, it’s fruit season. that’s my story and i’m sticking with it.
peaches are ridiculous right now.
go get a peach.
i guess i’m 2/3 finished with my challenge! i’m doing just ok. i’ve been struggling with fruit. i’m fine if i don’t eat it, but if i allow myself just one piece, i’m a goner. i just can’t quit. i guess that’s how sugar works! i had a fruit binge today. i’m over it.
breakfast: 2 eggs, 3 strips of bacon, a tiny tapioca flatbread. coconut cream in coffee.
lunch: leftover chicken from a sesame stir-fry, raw baby carrots.
snack: watermelon, raw kale chips.
dinner: pork butt, crispy sweet potato fries (OMG YUM).
dessert: 2 peaches. sweet, juicy, slightly soft peaches with just the right amount of fuzz on the outside. they are homegrown. i have no regrets.
results: it was a tasty day, and a successful day, but i do feel a little bloated. sugar just isn’t good for me. i know that. i’m working on it.
let’s talk about these sweet potato fries, though.
i mean, can you tell me that crispy sweet potato fries don’t sound amazing? yes, i batter them in a little tapioca. they are crisp, they crunch, they are just… a dream… the tapioca flour called for in this recipe, since it is just a batter, a minimal amount is actually consumed. i know. -the starch content from the tapioca. let this fall under the “just this one time” category. listen. i know this probably fell under the “SWPO” category, but it happened, it’s over, and i have to live with my decision.
this recipe serves 2.
crispy sweet potato fries
1 big sweet potato
1/2 cup of tapioca flour for coating
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
few tbsp olive oil
method: peel your tater. cut it into fry shapes and soak in cold water for 30 minutes or up to a day.
meantime, preheat your oven to 425.
combine the dry ingredients in a large baggie. a few at a time, place your drained potatoes in the bag. shake it up.
shake off the excess batter.
coat each fry in olive oil, and place onto a cookie sheet. do not allow fries to touch.
bake for 15 minutes. after 15 minutes, remove from oven, and drain onto a paper towel. while they are draining, wipe down the cookie sheet. place fries back onto sheet and bake for 10 more minutes.