Nothing says “I love you” more than a home cooked meal. So this Valentine’s Day I grilled up filet mignon, baked these tasty sweet potato fries and a tossed in a light salad. I love making meals that don’t leave you feeling lethargic and super-full, especially if you are trying to eat healthy and stay slim.
These skinny baked sweet potato fries are as simple as can be and could even be paleo-friendly if you took out the parmesan cheese.
5 or so large unpeeled sweet potatoes, cut into fries 1/2 inch thick
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
4 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 Tablespoon corse sea salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Thoroughly wash sweet potatoes and slice length wise into 1/2 inch fries. Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil and minced garlic cloves until they are thoroughly coated. Place sweet potatoes on wax paper lined baking sheet. Make sure to lay all of then flat so they don’t overlap. Bake for 10 minutes then flip potatoes. Increase the heat to 450 and bake for 15 more minutes. When the fries are soft and lightly crisp, remove from the oven and sprinkle them with cheese and parsley. Add more salt if desired and enjoy!
These pair well with turkey burgers, steak, or just about anything and they are husband approved.
Wanna find out anything about that person you just met at the gym or that new coworker that just started? Easy as first name, last name and the internet. Sometimes if you are lucky you don’t even need a last name just a mutual connection you can make.
1. Start on Facebook
These days Facebook is the goto for finding someone you might now or wanna know. It’s like a virtual yearbook. You can find that photo of the cute guy two grades older than you and enroll in all of his classes next year. No not really, but if you wanna be that creepy you can totally do that.
2. Find Your Mutual Connection
If you met the person at work, start on LinkedIn. If you met them at the gym go to the gym’s Facebook page, if you don’t know anything at all about them good luck you need a better stalker how-to-guide than this stupid blog.
3. Don’t Add The Person
Whatever you do, don’t add the person or like a photo of them from three years ago, that’s creepy. As long as you don’t break any of these rules social stalking is totally acceptable. Also do not offer any information about the person that they haven’t told you IN PERSON. It’s super weird to bring up their trip to peru from last year or the girlfriend they dated two years ago, just don’t do it.
4. Never Admit to Your Social Ninja Stalker Ways
It’s ok that you know they have 4 dogs and are really into deep sea diving, just don’t tell anyone. Welcome to the world of social media, where you can know everything about anyone without even knowing their last name. Makes you wanna put everything an private right? Don’t worry the 15 pictures of your dog and photos of food you posted are safe with me.
This past August, I married the man of my dreams on a beautiful rainy day.
Our wedding was less than 15k for everything except my engagement ring. Wanna know how we did it? Check out my top tips for having your dream wedding at a price that doesn’t make you loose your mind, or your house.
1. Buy as little as possible from stores in the wedding industry
2. Don’t waist money on fancy invites
3. Be open minded
4. Find a unique venue
5. DIY your life away
6. Use a florist when necessary
7. Use your connections
8. Ditch the open bar
9. Do a location wedding
10. Ebay, Amazon, and Thrift Stores are your new best friends.