Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Garlic Mayo

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Garlic Mayo

We all have our weaknesses when it comes to food. One of mine comes in the form of fries with rosemary sea salt and garlic sauce from a local food joint. The other day I had a huge craving for their fries but wanted to find a way to make a healthier alternative at home. These baked sweet potato fries are seasoned to give them a lot of flavor.

While my favorite spice combination is rosemary, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper you can spice these any way you like! Curry powder is delicious. So is a kick of cayenne. These baked sweet potato fries are really easy to make and, with the seasonings and sauce, come out feeling so fancy. They are great alone or with a salad or your favorite vegan burger.

What you will need to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries:

  • 6 small sweet potatoes (about palm sized)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary or 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • Optional additional seasonings: 1/4 teaspoon curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or 1/4 teaspoon paprika.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Garlic Mayo

How to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes well. Use a vegetable scrubber if you have one, or use a wet towel. Dry and cut into wedges, slices, or chunks. Whatever style you prefer. I usually trim the ends off mine as well.
  3. Combine the salt, garlic powder, pepper, and rosemary in a small bowl. Mix well.
  4. Put the sweet potatoes into a small bowl and add just enough olive oil to coat them – about 1 tablespoon. Toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle with the seasoning mix and toss more.
  5. Lay the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Turn the oven to broil and bake for another 1-2 minutes per side, until the fries are a bit more browned and crisp.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

How to make Lemon Garlic Mayo Dipping Sauce:

  • 1-3 clove(s) garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • Combine ingredients in a small bowl or food processor and mix

If you try this recipe, please let me know. I love getting comments on the recipe posts and please tag Logical Harmony on Instagram or Twitter if you share a picture.

Reader Q&A Video

Over the weekend I asked readers of Logical Harmony to submit questions via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. These questions could be about anything and everything. I was surprised at how many questions people had!

Justin helped me film the video by asking me the questions people had posted. This was a fun video to do and I would love to do more in the future.

Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

I’m taking full advantage of melon season and eating as much watermelon as I can. The organic market near our house carries massive watermelons that have so much flavor. It’s amazing!

The other day one of my favorite Instagram accounts, GracieLove, posted a picture of a watermelon and pineapple smoothie. It looked amazing! I had to try it! So I took my hand at blending the two fruits and just needed to share this super simple and amazingly delicious smoothie with you!

What you will need to make a Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie:

  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/8-1/4 cup water (optional)

How to make a Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I use my Vitamix for this and it blends perfectly on the low speed setting. If you are using a regular blender, you may need to add that 1/8 – 1/4 cup of water (all depending on your blender type).
  2. Enjoy!

If you try this recipe, please let me know. I love getting comments on the recipe posts and please tag Logical Harmony on Instagram or Twitter if you share a picture.

Hydrate & Donate Challenge!

I was challenged to do the Hydrate & Donate challenge by Ashlee Piper of The Little Foxes. Justin (Logical Harmony’s Brand Development Manager, also of http://justinmgmendez.com/) and I both took part in this challenge by hydrating and donating to two of our favorite animal friendly organizations – the Beagle Freedom Project and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

We challenge our friends Natalie (@vegankitten), Michelle of Vegan Break & Vegan.com, and Caitlin of The Vegan Chickpeato do the challenge!

Donate to PCRM here - http://bit.ly/1vBwW0c
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Justin is also a public speaker, life coach, and published author. You can buy his first book, The Relationship You Really Want, on Amazon!

Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Oil in Vanilla Review

Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Oil in Vanilla Review

Shea butter is one of my favorite moisturizing products. I feel like everything with shea in it just works so well! When I was given a chance to try the Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Oil in Vanilla, I was interested to see how it would work out. I previously used their Shea Butter Lip Balm and the Body Oil in Grapefruit and was really pleased with the results. I have used a variety of body oils in the past and the results tend to vary.

Claims: “Our body oils contain pure, unrefined shea butter and are infused with avocado, sweet almond and olive oil. These oils will glide on smoothly and penetrate deeply into your skin without ever feeling greasy or sticky. Naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants A, E, and F, they provide the ultimate nourishing, hydrating and anti-aging benefits. Your skin will feel incredibly soft and supple!”

Ingredients: Pure unrefined shea butter, avocado oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, vanilla bean oil

Pros: Sweet scent. Very moisturizing. Absorbs into skin quickly. No greasy feel. Paraben free. Sulfate free. Phthalate free. Cruelty free and vegan formula.

Cons: The scent may be a bit sweet for some.

The Verdict: Just like the grapefruit body oil, I also really liked this one. It smells so sweet and delicious! You can tell that there is real vanilla in the product. I personally love it, but it may be too sweet for some. It was very moisturizing and not at all greasy. I feel like these body oils really live up to their claims. Plus, they just smell delicious!

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