Sweet Potato Steak Fries


This recipe was inspired by my co-author Camilla. She had told me that while baking steak in her oven, she would cover it with vegetables and everything would be done at the same time and ready to go. This sounded delicious and almost too easy to be true, not to mention it required only one dish which I’m a huge fan of. So I decided to give it a shot but I decided to change it up a little with sweet potatoes and make sweet potato steak fries.


steak (your choice here, I used two fillets)
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 medium sweet potatoes


Preheat oven to 350 °F.
Skin sweet potatoes and cut into fries, keep sweet potatoes roughly 1/8″ thick to ensure they cook quickly.
In an oven safe dish, place steak and cover with sweet potatoes.
Pour coconut oil over sweet potatoes and steak, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake until your steak is cooked to your liking. This will depend upon your type of steak and it’s thickness.
Remove the steak and let cool.
Stir sweet potatoes to cover with steak juices. Continue to bake until you can easily poke a fork through your sweet potatoes, then remove and let cool.

***note: you may have noticed that this recipe doesn’t have times and this is largely because the size of your steak may require you too cook it longer and leave the sweet potatoes in for much less time. or vis versa. For reference, I had 1″ fillets. I cooked the steak covered with sweet potatoes for about, 20 – 25 minutes and then I cooked my sweet potatoes for about another 20 minutes. Keep your eye on this while it cooks and follow the general cook times listed for your steak, when the sweet potatoes can be poked through with a fork they are done as well.

This will quickly become one of your favorite ways to cook sweet potatoes. They’re easy to make and packed full of flavor. If you’re not a fan of steak you could easily play with this recipe and try switching out the type of meat you’re using.

Have fun and happy cooking!

Melissa Van Dover

@melissavandover | melissavandover.com


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Yam Fries and Spicy Aioli


Just because we’re Paleo doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in fries, especially healthy homemade yam fries. They make a great little (but filling!) snack and an excellent side to just about any dish, plus they are incredibly easy to make.


1 yam
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup paprika


Set the oven to 425 degrees F.
Peel the yam and slice it into thin strips.
In a medium sized pot, bring water to the boil and cook the yam strips on high for a few minutes (they should still be firm when you remove them from the pot).
Remove the yams from the boiling water and lay out on a foil-lined baking sheet.
In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil until liquid.
Drizzle the coconut oil over the yams and then sprinkle with paprika.
Place in the oven for about 15 minutes (or longer if you prefer them crispy).
Remove from the oven and serve hot!


For a quick and tasty dipping sauce combine the following in a small bowl (or blender if you prefer it pureed):

1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons coconut milk
1/2 jalapeño, finely chopped
1 teaspoon raw agave nectar

Spicy Aioli

Snack time should be satisfying! Enjoy,

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni camillacarboni.com