Day 4: Whole30 Stuffed Sweet Potato with Homemade Chorizo and Egg
This stuffed potato is perfect for any meal of the day. I actually had this for dinner because I wanted to. It was easy and quick with the help of my instapot and left over chorizo. The sweetness of the potato, smokiness of the chorizo, and creaminess of the egg was a perfect dinner entree. EARTHQUAKE!!! Who felt the earthquake? I was woken up at 2:39 a.m. this morning with a 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered in Berkeley, California. It was a small one but but it was felt 150 miles away from the epicenter. I checked the news when I got up just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming it.
My heart was racing as I was woken up by the sound of ground shaking like an avalanche that tumbling down a mountain top. Having lived in the Bay Area all my life, I still get scared. I don’t think anybody gets used to it. I still remember the ’89 earthquake. I was watching TV in my room when all of a sudden it started shaking for minutes which felt like an eternity. Then the aftershocks came a few minutes later wondering if there was going to be another big one.
Earthquakes are never fun. I sometimes forget that there are 7 major fault lines in the bay area that can all of a sudden rattle the ground. This is a reminder to all of us that earthquakes are unpredictable and that we should always be prepared for the next big one or whatever natural disaster comes our way.
Here are some resources:
- American Red Cross – www.redcross.org
- Ready.gov – Earthquake Info
- Create a plan: Family Disaster Plan
- What to do before, during, and after an earthquake: Earthquake Safety
Day 4 of whole30 has presented the sugar withdrawal and I’m not the only one. The facebook group that I belong to that Caroline Fausel from Olive You Whole created are having the same case as I am. According to the whole30 calendar that this is normal. I caved in yesterday by buying dates after picking up Sapporo’s medication. The dates are whole30 approved but they contain a lot of sugar. They’re still whole30 approved so
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil or ghee or butter
- 4 oz of chorizo or breakfast sausage
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbs of chopped cilantro (optional)
- Place a steamer basket or wire rack on your electrical pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes or place in the oven wrapped in foil for 45 - 60 minutes on 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the EVOO and let the oil warm
- Crack the egg on the pan and cook until the undersides are done or flip
- Add the chorizo and cook until brown, set aside
- Cut the potatos in half, scoop the pulp, and mash it with a fork
- Divide the chorizo, place half in the potato, and place the egg on top. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired