Looks like we have about 16 people so far that have bitten on the Whole 30 challenge. Next step is going to the grocery store and declaring day 1. If you want to buy into the weight loss contest it is $10 and you will need to come find me to weigh in and give me money. I will also take measurements.
If any of you attended the bbq last saturday night here is the Paleo Sweet Potato Sausage Stuffing recipe - it is ugly but tasty:
Savory Sweet Potato Stuffing
Time: about 2 hours (40 minutes hands-on time)
4-5 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
4 tablespoons olive oil
freshly ground pepper
4 celery stalks, thinly sliced
2 medium onions, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
8 oz. country style (not in a casing) pork sausage
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tablespoons golden raisins
3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 400° F. On a baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with 1 tbsp oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stick the baking sheet in the oven and roast potatoes until just tender, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat 3 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery, onions, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened and beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the sausage and cook through until thoroughly browned. Add the wine and cook until it evaporates, 2 to 4 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl along with the roast sweet potatoes and let everything cool for 10 minutes or so. Turn oven down to 375.
Add the beaten eggs, sweet potatoes, broth, pecans, raisins and sage to the veggie mixture and combine well. Use olive oil to grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until browned, 20 to 30 minutes more.