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CHECK OUT MY MCDOUGALL VIDEO!

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I ATTENDED THE MCDOUGALL ADVANCED STUDY WEEKEND IN SANTA ROSA, CA AT THE FLAMINGO HOTEL. THEY FILMED A LITTLE VIDEO OF ME TALKING ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE. CHECK IT OUT!
-BENJAMIN

Spiced Sweet Potato Steak Fries

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As you can tell from Omarian and Frida Khalo's thumbs up we like these fries A LOT!
I made a batch for our Wednesday burger night and they were devoured. No leftovers. The cries of MORE rang out as early as breakfast the next morning and I had to explain how we don't have enough time in the morning to bake sweet potatoes for breakfast...well that may not actually be true but...
Speaking of what's true and what is not true. If you are still confused (I need the reminder every year myself so dont feel bad) about the difference between the so called "yam" and the sweet potato check this page from the library of congress.
For our purposes here we used what is referred to in the USA as a jewel yam or as I often need to refer to them at the market the "orange ones":.
These take about 10 minutes to assemble and 35-35 minutes to bake.
Its pretty simple stuff. Let's ROLL!!!
SPICED SWEET POTATO STEAK FRIES
Preheat oven to 425 degrees (thanks chris!)
3-4 medium size…

BBQ Seitan Sandwiches

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Full disclosure this is my wife's recipe. She rocks these once every 2 weeks or so. They are always delicious. Of course this recipe is my twist on it. Since we try to avoid oil at all costs it takes some label reading top find a "clean" BBQ sauce. The one if used for this batch was from Organicville.

BBQ Seitan sandwiches with grilled onions, peppers, and mushrooms These oil-free grilled sandwiches were inspired by the tasty subs we used to eat at a cheese steak place in San Francisco. Preparation Time:  5-10 minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes
Servings: 3-4 2 packages of Sliced Seitan (smoked if available) Chopped/Sliced about a ¼ inch thick. ½ small onion sliced
½ bell pepper sliced
½ cup of sliced mushrooms onion powder
garlic powder
black pepper
365 chili powder valle de sol BBQ sauce Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Saute for a few minutes. As they start to stick release them by adding some water or broth just a few tablesp…