Greetings from St. Andrews! I didn’t want to put the blog on the back burner for too long, so here I am! I’m still settling into my new flat, and I’m not quite fully unpacked, but that’s mostly because I don’t have enough places to put all of my stuff.. My room is like the size of a closet, I kid you not. We’re calling our flat the Hobbit Hole because it’s pretty much the appropriate size for a family of hobbits to live in. Four uni students? Not so much. It’s just a little difficult to adjust to when last year all four of us lived in an apartment style dorm with double beds and heated floors. We were pretty spoiled 🙂 Our new flat is super cozy though, we each get our own bathroom, and I know we’ll all love it once we’ve decorated and organized everything. I’ll post some pictures of our Hobbit Hole once it’s in tip top shape!
I knew I would forget something at home. It’s impossible to make the move back to school and not forget at least one thing. And for me it so happened to be my camera’s memory card and card reader, so as a food blogger who relies on pretty pictures of my recipes to draw people in, I was up a river without a paddle. Luckily my parents shipped it to me in a jiffy since they knew how important it was, and it came today. But it didn’t get to me in time to photograph this plate of epic deliciousness yesterday, so excuse my iPhone pictures and not so thrilling presentation.. I wish I could’ve done this dish better justice because it’s SO good and I’ve hardly seen any recipes for something of this sort. It’s really quite easy, and it feels so indulgent and naughty but it really isn’t! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m somewhat flexible with my Paleo diet, and include full fat/grassfed dairy products in moderation, so I enjoyed with with some lovely Scottish cheddar cheese, but if you’re strict Paleo, then obviously just leave out the cheese and maybe top it with some bacon and guacamole!
Primal Sweet Potato Chili Cheese Fries
Serves about 4
1 batch of my Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
1 batch of Chili (recipe below)
4-8 ounces of your choice of cheese (I used grassfed cheddar)
optional toppings: jalapeños, green onions, guacamole, bacon, sour cream/greek yogurt
For the Chili:
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground sausage (beef, pork, chicken, or whatever you’d like)
1 ½ cups passata (sieved tomatoes), or tomato puree
½ cup water
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
½ tsp cinnamon
1-2 tbsp hot sauce (I like Tessamae’s)
salt and pepper to taste
- Put the olive oil and diced onion into a sauce pot over medium heat, and sauté until onion started to become translucent, then add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about a minute.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, stir to combine, and bring to a gentle boil.
- Let simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked and the chili has thickened.
- Serve the fries topped with chili, a generous sprinkling of grated cheese, and whichever other toppings you choose!