Good or bad?
Which food lifestyle do they belong in?
Diet culture has deemed potatoes as bad. What I’ve learned about purple potatoes is they are higher in antioxidants than russet, Anthocyanin is a pigment that creates the purple color in the potatoes and acts as an antioxidant. High in potassium lowers blood pressure. Though smaller, they make stellar french fries. They are medium starch and add a vibrant twist to potato salad.
Today is all about the french fries. As it should be.
1 bag of purple potatoes
Light tasting olive oil or garlic infused oil
CampMix - salt, pepper, white pepper, garlic salt, celery salt, and garlic powder
Sometimes I add chopped fresh cilantro but its optional.
Put your potatoes in the refrigerator. They will cut easier. Skin and everything.
Cut the potatoes. I use a fry cutter, but a person can cut them with a knife. However, the fry cutter is pretty fabulous to have. I will list what we use at the end.
Preheat the air fryer to 370.
In the bowl drizzle light tasting olive oil over the potatoes. Shake. Coat the fries in seasonings. Shake. Add more if desired, but it’s better to under than over season depending on your salt and spice level. You can add as you go.
Pour into the air fryer basket. Cook for about 20 minutes. Every 7-10 minutes shake the potatoes in the basket or use a spatula to move them about for an even cook.
My son’s friends enjoyed the purple fries; it was a conversation piece.
For me who suffered from various digestive issues, the purple potatoes do not cause me distress like the russet. I also made a garlic aioli for the fries.
*Please note that all air fryers cook differently. I have an XL air fryer. Adjust as you go*
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When I first met my husband, he wooed me with tacos. He knew the path to my heart.
Fish tacos have become my top choice. White flaky fish such as wild caught cod. I have used halibut in the past. A bit spendy but worth it.
We love spicy, and I don’t hold back when I make fish tacos. If you favor a milder taco, you can eliminate the jalapeño. I can’t tolerate corn, and most flour tortillas contain soybean oil; therefore, we use fresh romaine. Works just as well, even the crunch is there. Healthy fats from the fish and avocado are great for the body.
This recipe is easy and quick. Let’s get to it!
1 lb wild caught cod fillet
1 tsp light tasting olive oil or garlic infused olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 - 1 jalapeno pepper, slice, remove seeds for less heat
1 chopped poblano
1 chopped red pepper
1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper or CampMIX to taste
1-2 avocados, sliced
In a food processor add garlic, jalapeño, red pepper, poblano, cilantro, salt and pepper, and squeeze of lime. Your chops and slices don’t need to be perfect because they are all going in the food processor, they just need to fit. Once chopped put them to the side.
In a skillet, I use cast iron, heat olive oil. Add fish. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Squeeze half a lime on the fillet. Cook fish on near high heat.
Cook the fish until it’s flaking and falling apart. I add the pepper/cilantro mixture and another squeeze of lime. Sauté over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Mix everything well. Taste. Season or add more lime.
The aroma of garlic and spices is intoxicating. Add avocado slices and/or Jalapeño or a green chili sauce/salsa. Avocado smash would also work. I posted the quick recipe on my Instagram and Facebook page.
Messy and delicious! Enjoy!
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Most associate hummus with garbanzo beans, I use cannellini. For whatever reason, my digestive system favors them over any other white bean. And avocado. I know. Travesty. But who am I to argue?
Hummus is the universal food.
Dips. Wraps. Burgers.
Perfect substitute for mayo which I discovered while making a salmon salad -- think tuna fish sandwich.
That's for my next recipe.
My spicy hummus recipe is quick and easy. Four ingredients. Less than ten minutes. Cost is low. Why buy premade? You know who made it and when. You know the ingredients.
You don't have to use garlic infused olive oil but it does amplify the flavors. And really why not?
Drain the beans.
I use my little food chopper.
Always. Always. Always taste.
Everyone's palette is different. We love spicy but others may not. We love garlic but others may want to ease back on it. My goal is to set a foundation and people make the recipe their own.
My husband loves broccoli and red pepper slices or with pita bread. I eat it alongside my salmon filet with a spinach salad. The options are endless.
1 can of cannellini beans
2 tablespoons of garlic infused olive oil
1 tablespoon of Mrs. Renfro's Green Salsa
1/2 - 1 tablespoon of CampMix (garlic, onion, black pepper, salt, celery salt, and white pepper)
In the food processor add the beans, oil, salsa, and seasonings. Puree setting until all is blended. Taste. Add more salsa or seasonings if so desired.
Use immediately or refrigerate.
It's not zero carbs but it's also not horrid carbs. I could think of worse carbs to consume.
This recipe is soy-free. Vegetarian-friendly. Low-cholesterol food. High in protein, magnesium, and fiber.
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