“Yams imported from New Orleans”

If you know where that quote is from you are a real one lol! And yes I know yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing so relax. Today’s post comes from me trying to find new healthy recipes. I decided to try my hand with Kale and Sweet potatoes. Dish one was a quick dinner I made, Sautéed Kale and Sweet Potatoes and a Zesty Herb Pork Loin.

The recipe is very easy, I tossed the sweet potatoes in olive oil then seasoned them with salt, pepper, ancho chili powder, garlic and onion powder. Then cooked them down until almost tender before adding the kale. I seasoned the kale the same way, then cooked them down with the sweet potatoes. I put the kale and sweet potatoes over white rice. I think next time I’ll make a sauce or some sort of reduction; But the kale and sweet potatoes were seasoned so well I didn’t really need any sauce for it. Plus I added a little of the “Better Than Bouillon” veggie base to the boiling water before adding the rice for a little extra layer of flavor.

For the pork, I made a zesty herb marinade. Olive oil, white vinegar, a little water, paprika, oregano, garlic and onion powder, salt, pepper and thyme. I let it marinate for two hours before I browned it in a cast iron skillet and finished it in the oven. I can say that after I ate this meal, I felt satisfied. Not stuffed feeling like I over indulged. That feeling you get from eating a ton of fast greasy food. I’ll keep tweaking this recipe but I definitely recommend this as one to keep on hand.

Another plus with this recipe is the leftovers it created. Creating another meal from leftovers is a top 5 go to move for me. Meal number two was a Sweet Potato and Kale Hash. I cubed the pork loin, added some dry jerk seasoning for a kick, tossed in olive oil and put in the air fryer for about 10 minutes. When it almost reached my desired crispness, I added the kale for a minute or two and there you have it. Perfectly crispy sweet potato and kale hash that tasted like it came straight from the griddle.

Hope y’all enjoy this recipe and let me know if you give it a try and any tweaks you make!