Sweet Potato Noodles and Winning

I opened up my spiralizer today and now I just can’t put it down. Who knew that spinning veggies through a grater could be so much fun?

10926462_10153445580538465_136758977122973713_n-1This evening I just wanted a quick bite and couldn’t be bothered to go out shopping. Actually, I wasn’t even hungry, but I wanted to churn something on that zoodler! So I did the whole kitchen raid thing and went with the Five Ingredient Fix mentality à la Michael Symon on The Chew. I sorted through the fridge and pulled out the kale and bacon (because those ingredients obviously go together) a jalapeno, half a lemon, and a sweet potato from the counter.


2 slices bacon, cut into half inch slices

1 tsp coconut oil

1/2 large sweet potato, skinned

1/3 bunch kale, destemmed and rinsed (about 1 1/2 cups)

1/2 jalapeno, sliced thinly (use to taste)

1 T Red Boat fish sauce

1/2 lemon, juice

I wrote this recipe while channeling Rocky Balboa, so please read with the appropriate accent.

Toss the bacon slices into a ceramic pan over medium-low heat to rendah.

IMG_20150117_204813138_HDRZoodle the skinned sweet potato on the large noodle grater and mahvel at the beautiful spirals.

IMG_20150117_203502462Chop the kale and slice the jalapeno thinly. “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.”

IMG_20150117_204551070_HDRBy the time the ‘noodles’ are sliced and the veggies chopped, the bacon just needs a little pushin’ around. I called it some names and shoved it around the pan like the big bully I am in the kitchen. Once it was nice and crisp, I removed it from the pan and set it aside, shaking my spoon and murmuring that I’d deal with that fatty later.

I added a teaspoon of coconut oil to the pan and cranked the heat to medium-high. I added the sweet potatoes and kale and gave the veggies a run for their money. I added a scant tablespoon of Red Boat fish sauce to the pan and tossed it all around. The veggies took about 4-5 minutes to cook.

IMG_20150117_205448591_HDRI tested the noodle as I would a real spaghetti noodle. I plucked a sweet potato noodle out and bit it with my front teeth to make sure it was tenduh. The seasoning was right, it just needed a bit of a kick.

I took the veggies off the heat, added the bacon back in, added the jalapeno and squeezed in half the lemon. I gave the veggies a quick 1-2 and knocked it into a bowl.

IMG_20150117_210227019_HDR“But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth.”

This quote is for life, and for bacon-y sweet potato noodles and kale. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about…

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