Sweet Potato Crust is a THING!

I am a BIG fan of pizza. (except for deep dish - sorry Chicago)  I have tried making my own "healthier" dough and it never works out great, the cauliflower crust is always a little too dry for my liking.. so when I stumbled upon this I was all heart eyes 

  • 1 medium sweet potato/ 1 can sweet potato puree - (I did it both ways and enjoyed the can better! Plus less work : ) 
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free- use the certified gluten free oats)
  • 1 egg
  •  2 garlic cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • few pinches of pepper
  • optional: cayenne, turmeric or any other spices you are feeling that day 
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients in food processor. (I used my vitamix and it worked great- just a little more start/stop mix etc- so a high speed blender will do the trick!)
  3. Spread onto parchment paper into an even layer
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes
  5. Take out- cover with toppings 
  6. Pop back in oven for 10-15 more minutes
  7. Let cool for a few and EAT!! 

Send me/Post your pics when you make it or tag me!! (@whithelena) 




Slow Cookin' Sunday

Hey all!

I can't believe the end of the weekend is already here.  It was a busy two days for me with Yoga teacher training and all of my other favorite weekend activities! I knew I wanted an easy cook dinner that I can get more than one meal out of, so of course I turned to my trustworthy friend, the crockpot! Found a few recipes but as always kind of tweaked them to make it my own. See below for the recipe. Do you have a favorite crockpot recipe? 



Slow Cook Sesame Chicken 

  • 4 to 6 chicken thighs, bone-in (skinless preferred but optional)
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 to 3 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (if you are making this gluten free make sure you are using a gluten free brand like San J)
  • 1/2 cup of tomato paste or puree 
  • 2 tsp of Sesame oil 
  • Sesame Seeds (this is just for topping)
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch (also check if GF)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup honey 

Place chicken thighs in slow cooker. 

Combine onion, garlic, soy sauce, honey, tomato puree, sesame oil in bowl and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Remove the chicken to remove bones. Add cornstarch to cold water and add to sauce. Stir until starts to thicken. Place the shredded chicken back into crockpot. 

I served this with rice and broccoli but you could use another grain or vegetable!