Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIAW #33 and Sweet Potato & Zucchini Frittata

Another tasty day of paleo eatin' around here! And boy, did I need it...Sunday was a total cheat day.

This totally has nothing to do with anything but I was wondering what kind of cameras you guys all use. I'm hoping to get a new one soon. The Sony Cyber-Shot I have now is good but its a few years old now and has been around the block and back. Any recommendations, particularly the point-and-shoot variety? Thanks in advance! :)

Okie dokie, let's get down to the WIAW end of things!



Breakfast was the new usual - egg whites, avocado, and fruit. Sorry for the recycled photo but why take a new one when I ate the same thing, right? And yep, I'm still pluggin' away at all those apples


A tomato salad and teriyaki steak was lunch. The steak was leftover from dinner out on Saturday night. Okay, so at dinner this was served to me drenched in an ENORMOUS puddle of super salty teriyaki sauce...like, half a bottle's worth, no lie. 

I ate half of it and then had the rest wrapped, with the request not to put any of the sauce in the takeout box. I hate wasting food so I was thinking I'd take it home and like, wash it or something lol. Luckily, it didn't come to that - the steak was actually really good at lunch; it must've mellowed out after it's stay in the fridge.


@%$&#*! That first slice of frittata is a pain to get outta the pan. Served with a side salad, dinner was super easy with this Zucchini and Sweet Potato Frittata. Copy this one down, folks - it was fantabulous!

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Frittata
adapted from Paleo Diet Lifestyle

2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced
1 large zucchini, sliced
1 large bell pepper, sliced
8 eggs (or as I did, 6 whole eggs & 2 whites)
Dried basil, salt, and black pepper to taste

1. Heat a large saute pan (one that'll be able to go under the broiler!) on medium heat. Melt the coconut oil. 
2. Add the sweet potato and cook until softened, about 8 minutes, stirring carefully and often.
3. Add the zucchini and bell pepper and cook 4 more minutes, continuing to stir. Turn the heat to low.
4. Whisk the eggs, dried basil, salt, and pepper together very well. Add to the saute pan and cook until just about set, about 10 minutes. Preheat broiler.
5. Stick the pan under the broiler and cook until top is set and golden brown.
6. Cut into 4 wedges and serve. I like mine with hot sauce and/or salsa.


I ended the day with a slice of this Paleo Bread from Elana's Pantry. Made with almond flour, coconut flour, and ground flaxseeds, it was slightly nutty and had a great soft texture. I'll definitely be making this one again.

Happy WIAW everyone!

20 comments:

  1. Oh that sweet potato & zucchini recipe sounds amazing!! Happy Wiaw :)

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    1. Happy WIAW! Thank you! The sweet potato was a nice addition to the frittata & one that I'd never tried before.

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  2. Wow that fritatta looks great! How's the paleo diet going? You are much braver than me!

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    1. Thanks Marisa! Its going pretty well - I honestly don't miss grains much, which was a surprise, but I'd kill for cheese haha. Otherwise, its been fun experimenting with my favorite dishes to make em paleo :)

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  3. Yup, that sounds amazing. Two words as to why I could never do a full paleo lifestyle... grilled cheese.

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    1. Believe me, I don't know how I'm managing without grilled cheeses right now ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I love frittatas! You're doing so well on paleo right now, I am in awe. :)

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    1. Thank you so much - that means a lot to me! :)

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  5. Oh my god, I am definitely making that frittata, I can't go past any versions with sweet potato in! Also, I use a canon, it sure what type, but it's pretty much point and shoot. There is a lot you could do with it, but I get lazy :)

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    1. Let me know if you give it a try :) Thanks for the info - I've never had a Canon so I don't know much about em; I'll have to look into them though because your pics are great!

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  6. Hmm... That paleo bread looks good. I love Elana's Pantry. She has such good gf recipes!

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    1. I haven't made a lot from her yet but I have definitely loved everything thus far!

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  7. I had it when they drench meat in salty sauce! I love teriyaki steak though, so hope it ended up tasting better. Your bread looks great- paleo bread is one my list to make one of these days

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    1. Isn't it the worst?! Luckily it tasted better the 2nd day because I hate wasting food, especially steak!

      Thanks - it came out really good! I definitely hope you give it a try sometime :)

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  8. What an awesome day of Paleo eats! Gives me some great ideas for upcoming meals! I'll have to try that fritata recipe! Sounds great!

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  9. I love a good frittata. Yours looks so good. I may have to make one this weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. You're welcome - let me know your thoughts if you make it!

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  10. So many good noms! My fancy camera is an Olympus Pen.. Right between a DSLR and a normal digital camera. I love it to death.

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    1. Thank you for the info! I've never heard of a camera that straddles those lines so I'll have to look into it :)

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