You don’t have to give up your favorite comfort food just because you’re paleo! Paleo Sloppy Joes are easy, delicious, and maybe even better than the original!

Paleo Sloppy Joes - a paleo take on the classic, using sweet potatoes! Easy and delicious - even the non-paleo people in your ilfe will love it!

One of the hardest things about being paleo is missing those classic foods that you grew up on that are comforting just because mom made them.

You know, things like spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, or, for me, sloppy joes.

I love sloppy joes so much. We did dinner at the table every night of my life growing up but for some reason, I only have really distinct memories about sloppy joes.

And the occasional meatloaf night because we would pick on my dad for mixing his meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and peas all together. But that’s beside the point.

So, since I love sloppy joes so much and make them so often, my kids have also developed a love for them and I’ve had to find a way to make them paleo for me but still really delicious for them.

Because who wants to make two different sloppy joes recipes for dinner? Not me!

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Paleo Shepherd’s Pie – perfect comfort food! Beef and veggies in a rich tomato gravy and topped with mashed sweet potatoes!

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie - perfect comfort food! Beef and veggies in a rich tomato gravy and topped with mashed sweet potatoes!

How does your cooking change in the summer? Like, beyond grilling more often and eating more salads?

I find that I just have zero desire to cook. We’re just so busy and doing so many fun things that most days I don’t even realize that we missed dinner time until my kids are all hangry and we’re minutes away from a giant disaster.

I just don’t want to cook. I want to be outside. I was to be in water. I was to be hiking through the woods. I don’t want to cook anything.

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Happy Tuesday guys!

Did you watch football last night? I had it on but I’m not really into either team so I was more worried about painting my nails and online window shopping for fall clothes. You know how it goes!

I also made myself a delicious #MeatlessMondayNight meal!

One of my favorite football season meals is kabobs with spicy peanut sauce. But since I wanted to sideline meat last night, I decided to recreate that into this delicious Roasted Sweet Potato Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

Sounds weird? No! Peanut butter and sweet potato is one of my alltime favorite combos. I’ve been making these Peanut Butter Crusted Sweet Potato Fries for years now and I always drizzle them with sriracha. So good.

So it’s pasta (I used mini farfalle – use whatever small pasta you like), roasted sweet potato, and then the spicy peanut sauce made with Silk Cashewmilk.

I love Silk Cashewmilk so much! It’s one of the only things on my grocery list that I’m willing to go to another store for if my usual store is out.

It is lactose free, dairy free, cholesterol free, contains no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, enrolled in or verified by the non-GMO Project, and is responsibly produced. And that goes for all Silk products!

And it’s delicious! Also, it comes in chocolate which is also on my grocery list each week.

Anyway, I used the Cashewmilk to make the spicy peanut sauce for this pasta super creamy and delicious.

The pasta turned out seriously delicious. The spicy sauce with the sweetness of the potatoes and the green onions just all worked together. I’d be more that willing to eat this meal for #MeatlessMondayNight next week and the week after and probably the week after.

Not eating pasta? Use spaghetti squash! I also love spicy peanut sauce on squash and I bet it’d be extra yummy with the roasted sweet potatoes!

Visit Silk’s website for more delicious meatless recipes!

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Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend. I’m so not looking forward to waking up early tomorrow. 

I had THE BEST time on my trip! I learned so much, had the best view from my window, and stayed up waaaaaay too late complaining about Pinterest with people who understood my whining. 

It was awesome. 

I also got addicted to Jane the Virgin – are you watching it? I went through all the episodes of Reign I’d been saving and then I watched the most recent How To Get Away with Murder episodes (OMG), and then started Jane the Virgin since my flights were delayed and then delayed and then delayed some more. 

And now, as I write this, I’m watching episode 7 and I can’t stop. I thought it would be super cheesy but it’s so Ugly Betty-like and I am obsessed. 

After days of eating whatever I want (like, I literally bought 3 candy bars in the Denver airport – whoops!), it’s time to get back to my regular semi-healthy routine.

And btw, Clementine gained a good 2 pounds while I was gone. My husband – who “doesn’t like dogs” – is obsessed with Clementine and gives her whatever she wants. And now she is quite round. 

Anyway, my blogging bestie has been doing Waffle Wednesday on her blog every week which has left me craving waffles like you wouldn’t believe. And she has inspired me to try more Paleo waffle recipes! 

These Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles are so delicious that I’ve made them twice in the last couple weeks. My husband and I like to cover them with Sunbutter and banana slices. 

Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

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Sweet Potato Pie with Streusel Topping

There are few things in life that I love more than a pie with a streusel topping made of rolled oats.

I feel like I mention at least once a week that I really, really hate making pie. The crust. It’s just too fussy for me. And then there are those stressful moments where I’m positioned in front of the oven trying to catch it between when it’s undercooked and too jiggly and overcooked with burnt  crust.

Pie is just too stressful for me.

But pie is SO GOOD and you can’t do the holidays without it, right? Plus that list of pies my husband wants gets longer everyday.

I picked up the special winter packaging of Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats that’s exclusive to Target (it’s limited edition so keep an eye out!) and wanted to make a fabulous and easy pie with them. 

I’m super traditional when it comes to pie for the holidays. I like pecan, pumpkin, and sweet potato. That’s it. So I made a super simple, but absolutely delicious sweet potato pie.

The pie starts with a store-bought crust and I don’t care what anyone says, I think they’re just as good as anything I’d make from scratch. Then a simple sweet potato mixture (I just diced my sweet potatoes and boiled them like I was making mashed potatoes – beat them with my stand mixer until they were smooth and added the rest of the ingredients) and then topped with the oat mixture. 

It turned out perfectly. Super soft filling with a crunchy topping. Just how I like my pie!

Make sure you print the Quaker Oats coupons on the Target website and then head to Target to #QuakerUp with the limited edition winter packaging of Quaker Oats and let me know what you think of #MyOatsCreation.

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