The Best Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Are looking for a crispy Sweet potato fries recipe this Weekend?

My sweet potato fries recipe will be at hit at home. They are salty-sweet, crunchy, and tasty. Baked sweet potato fries have been one of my side dish favourites for years.

First prepare your chips or fries wash, then cut the potatoes into chip shapes of your choice,

Once you have cut the potatoes into fries or chips , place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Add a pinch of salt, then place over a medium heat. Bring to a boil for 2 or 3 mins then drain. Par boiling the chips helps create the crispy affect when baking.

In a bowl coat the fries in buckwheat flour or any flour you have available, I prefer the taste of buckwheat. Season with salt, paprika, pepper and herbs of your choice.

Place in a non-stick baking tray (use baking paper) and drizzle over olive oil, sprinkling of a little more salt, pepper plus the sprigs of thyme then bake for around 25-30 or until golden and crispy.

Enjoy 🙂 I made homemade burgers using the low carb buns from Aldi with the sweet potato fries. So so good! Check them out next time you are in Aldi.

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Hey Melbourne, We now have added a new Yogalates class.

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Let’s talk about your inner wellness. Workplace wellbeing should probably be top of the pile not the bottom for your people right now. More into 

Pilates is for Life‘You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.’Pilates Heals‘Change happens through movement and movement heals.’Your Spine‘If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.’

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Body Benefits of Yogalates

Working with your own limits is at the heart of Yogalates, everyone has different strengths and needs and Yogalates can always be adapted to the individual.

Yogalates is superb for flexibility, muscle toning and endurance. We have complied a list of what we consider some of the top body benefits of Yogalates.

Increased flexibility

Yoga and Pilate exercises and poses can be as difficult or as easy as you choose them to be. Yoga carefully focus’s on all joints in your body, even the ones you aren’t used to using. The more you put into Yoga, the more you will get out of it, it can lead to improved joins and flexibility in the back.

Massaging your body on the inside out.

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Join me and my clients for Semi Dry July- Post ISO Detox!

Been overindulging in ISO? Have you been over eating and drinking ?

Well it’s what my partner and I have been doing for doing semi dry July for many years. Every August we fly to Norway and Spain for the European summer. Unfortunately this year because of COVID19 we are not heading overseas but Semi Dry July has not been cancelled. 🙂

Tips for Semi Dry July

  • Say goodbye to the booze for 6 day a week for one Month (and hello to a Sunday morning).
  • Start and finish each day with a big glass of warm water and lemon juice.
  • One Cheat night per week. Don’t go crazy and and over eat on your cheat night.
  • Dedicate 28 minutes a day to exercise.
  • Start my Zoom Pilates classes
  • Download my Personal Trainer 10 min workout videos.
  • Get organised and discover the brilliance of market shopping.
  • Try 2 new recipes per week from my Cookbook.
  • Get a money glass.
  • Ask your mates to come onboard.
  • Start a good book or gardening ( herb garden)
Low Carb meal.
Semi Dry July

Low Sugar Thick and Creamy Berry Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Low Carb Raspberry coconut cream dessert - Low in Sugar

Rocco’s vegan low sugar sweet mousse

yummy

This healthy chocolate mousse recipe calls for a few ingredients that you may already have at home, and comes together in 1 minute!

Try the creamy, dreamy mousse that’s fancy enough for a special occasion and easy enough for a weeknight.

half of avocado

20 grams of cocao nibs

Few drops of Vanilla extract

Touch of Cinnamon

30 grams shredded or com coconut

1/2 cup of coconut cream

1 stick of monk fruit sugar

20 grams of chia seeds

40 grams of raspberries

Blend all ingredients. Serve and top with coconut and nibs

Vegan Mexican bean burger recipe by Rocco Sorace

Mexican Vegan Burger recipe

These yummy burgers are my fabulous bean recipe– spicy, black and kidney bean and Chickpea patties, that aren’t mushy in the middle and hold their shape when cooked. They are vegan/egg/dairy free, high protein, contain one of your five a day and are really cheap to make too!

 

 

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 6 people Author Rocco Sorace – Mr Pilates Cook      

Ingredients

Burgers:

  • 100 g (1 cup) rolled buckwheat
  • 1 400 g  tin black beans very well drained
  • 1 400 g  tin kidney beans very well drained
  • 400 g  corn well drained, defrosted if frozen
  • 1 can chickpeas 400 g drained
  • 1 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ of  Chopped Green Capsicum
  • 1 chopped chilli
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • A handful fresh coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander seeds seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp.  Cajun seasoning
  • finely grated zest of 1 lime and juice of ½
  • ¼ of grated carrot
  • 1/2  of grated zucchini
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper

To Serve:

  • Low Carb Cauliflower chilli and chives fried rice
  • Fresh Guacamole

Instructions

  1. Place the Chickpeas in a food processor and lightly blend. Add all of the other burger ingredients and pulse until everything is mostly finely chopped but not smooth. Roccos Tip You don’t want to over-process and end up with mush – keep some texture in those burgers!
  2. Divide the mixture into six equal portions and shape each one into a patty using your hands and then coat patties in flour and season with coriander seeds . Place on a plate or tray lined with baking parchment.
  3. At this point the burgers can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to a couple of days until you are ready to cook them.
  4. When you are ready to cook the burgers; preheat the oven to 180c and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  5. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Tip  Fry the burgers for about two minutes per side until golden. Roccos Tip Don’t turn until you wait 2 minutes otherwise you will not seal the patties.
  6. Place the fried burgers on the prepared sheet and pop in the oven for around 12 minutes to cook through

Watch my quick video recipe  link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRO1BgVrUsg&t=11s

Enjoy and Happy Cooking

Rocco 🙂

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Easy Spiced Carrot and Chickpea Patties.

8 Great Reasons to Include Chickpeas in Your Diet

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are part of the legume family.

While they have become more popular recently, chickpeas have been grown in Middle Eastern countries for thousands of years.

Their nutty taste and grainy texture pairs well with several other foods and ingredients.

As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases.

Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.

Easy Spiced Carrot and chickpea patties 


INGREDIENTS

Remember not over blend the chickpea mixture. Needs to still be chunky 

1  carrot Large  size grated)

1 garlic clove 

 1 can chickpeas  (drain fluid) 

 1 1⁄2teaspoons Cumin 

 1 1⁄2teaspoons coriander powder or

fresh  salt & pepper.  

 1 large egg ( or egg replacement)

One finely chopped red onion                          

4 Tablespoons coconut flour  

1 cup of Panko Bread Cups     

1 chopped chill 

DIRECTIONS*  

 

Peel the carrots, grate them coarsely and set them aside. Peel and roughly chop the garlic.

 Drain and rinse the chickpeas and put them into a food processor with the garlic, ground spices, salt and pepper. Do not over process.

Add the carrot, egg, onion, chili, bread crumbs in a blow and hand mix all ingredients.

 Heat the oil in a frying pan and divide the mixture into 6 small patties in lightly flour hands or 4 large burgers – your choice.

Fry in batches for 2–3 minutes on each side, until golden, then drain on kitchen paper.* Or you may Bake the patties for 15 minutes  Serve with green salad of top with cucumber/yogurt 

 

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4 Tips to Keep Fit During Isolation

I’m here for you:)

 

I’m here for you. Happy Training Rocco

Social distancing or self-isolating continues. Here are some tips for staying fit and healthy — both in mind and body

Tip 1. Home Fitness Program. Stick to your home workout routine

Roccos Pilates classes are live Zoom

 

Rocco Sorace is now offering live Zoom pilates classes only$10 pp

Top Ten Home exercises – 30 seconds intervals by 4 rounds – Home resistance 20 minutes program – 3 times a week

Basic Squats  30 seconds

Chair Tricep dips 30 seconds

Plank 30 seconds

Sit ups 30 seconds

Wide squats 30 seconds

Pointer 30 seconds 

Side Plank 30 seconds

Side Plank on the other side 30 seconds

Lunges 30 seconds

Static yoga Squat hold 30 seconds

 Repeat  4 rounds.

Remember to use my stretch download after this workout. link

Tip 2. Head outside. Try walking or jogging in the back streets were is it less busy.

Aim for your daily 10,000 steps per day. 

If you are starting to run, please check my link how the running best techniques to prevent injuries.

Tip 3.Try online fitness classes or live Zoom Pilates .Checkout my own YouTube link.

Tip 4. Remember to maintain your healthy eating plan and watch your diet and limit your alcohol consumption. My tip! No alcohol from Monday till Thursday and watch the body fat drop off your belly.  

Eat the right foods at the right times to help manage and reduce stress. This will keep your metabolism ticking over all day and you will minimize peaks and troughs in energy … You should aim to reduce your intake of alcohol, sugar and salt. Good luck and check out my Zoom classes

Welcome to my new Zoom Mat Pilates classes

Welcome to my new Zoom Mat Pilates classes and Band Body Strength sessions.

Live and Interactive Zoom Mat Pilates classes.

Instructor Rocco Sorace

Body Band Class – Strength and Core Monday 6pm

Thursday morning 9.30am

Tuesday 6pm Aussie time  (  Norwegian time 10 am)

Join my Mat Zoom classes for only $10pp

Only $10 Per Person.

Reviews

Cynthia

Fantastic class! Now I feel great prior to my meetings. I will def join weekly. Thanks Rocco

Lisa

Hey Rocco, the class was great and I good hear and see you clearly.Please add another class in the evening so my husband can join after work.

Fay

Loved it! thanks for correcting my form. It was just like you were in the living room 🙂

5x10min Home program!

Online Weight loss program -Kayla lost 19 kgs in 12 weeks.

Looking for a quick and efficient home program to tone and speed up your metabolism?

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50 squats

Squat

A squat is a strength exercise in which the trainee lowers his or her hips from a standing position and then stands back up. During the descent of a squat, the hip and knee joints flex while the ankle joint dorsiflexes; conversely the hip and knee joints extend and the ankle joint plantarflexes when standing up.



40 lunges

Lunges For Beginners: How to do a Lunge the Right Way

  1. Start with one leg out in front of you at a comfortable distance where you can maintain your balance and be able to lower yourself down to perform the …
  2. When you lower yourself, go as straight down as possible rather than moving forward.
  3. Keep the knee of your front leg behind the toes of your front foot.


30 Pilates Pointers 

Pilates Pointer is a great exercise to work your core, lower back, hamstrings and glutes.
A great all round exercise. Remember to keep a neural neck line 

20 Burpees

  1.   Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold your arms at your sides and stand with your knees straight. Also, make sure to tighten your abs, keep your back flat, and squeeze your buttocks at the start of each burpee.
    • Check your position in a mirror or ask a personal trainer for feedback if you are doing burpees at the gym.  
  2.     Bend at your hips and knees to lower yourself into a squatting position. Hinge forward with your hips and bend your knees slightly to bring your body down lower to the floor. Keep your back straight and your arms in close to your body as you do the exercise

    Disclaimer *
    Note: All information provided by Vita health and Fitness/Rocco Sorace is of a general nature. No information is to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to any individual specific health or medical condition. You agree that use of this information is at your own risk and hold Rocco Sorace or Vita health and Fitness harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, injuries or damages resulting from any and all claims. We recommend you consult your doctor health care professional before deciding to change your diet or any new activity program. While the health and fitness industry continues to evolve and change, we have done all we can to check the accuracy of the information that appears within this article cannot be held responsible for any changes that may occur afterwards.


10 Push Ups

Elbows slight in!

KNEE PUSH UP INSTRUCTIONS. Place the knees on the floor, the hands below the shoulders and cross your feet. Keeping your back straight, start bending the elbows until your chest is almost touching the floor. Pause and push back to the starting position. Repeat until the set is complete. Elbows slightly in.

It is important to consider your diet and alcohol intake to achieve your fitness goals.

Here is a few tips to excel your personal goal; SWAP IT!

Swap rice to cauliflower rice

– Swap pasta to low-carb slender slim pasta or zucchini noodles.

Swap alcohol to Kambucha during the week

Swap your regular bread to low carb bread from Aldi

low carb bread

The should be program incorporated with my Pilates and Personal Trainer At Home workouts which you can download online.  Click the link below for more info
https://vitahealthandfitness.com/product/available-download-personal-trainer-home-bonus-pilates-workout/