Saturday, February 19, 2011

New potatoes - a new way

I am sure someone else somewhere has done this...but tonite it was an all me creation. And it was DELICIOUS! Here's what to do:

Take 4-6 medium sized red potatoes. Rinse and poke a few times. In a microwave safe bowl, add a little water and top with a dish towell (absorbs the steam). Nuke on high for 6+ minutes or until very soft. Remove from micro and drain water.

Turn oven to broil.
On a baking sheet, place potatoes and allow skins to dry. Use a fork to poke holes in the top of the potatoes and them sort of mush/hollow them to create puffy looking potato bombs.

Drizzle olive oil on and in them. Season with garlic salt, parsley and fresh ground pepper. (Parmesan is also good if you eat cheese.)

Place on top rack in oven and broil till lightly browned and the edges are crispy.

Remove from oven. Place on your plate. DEVOUR.
Fork not necessary, but recommended.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Odd...but surprisingly tasty!

This was my breakfast this morning - I am calling it:
(Seriously? Who eats a salad for breakfast - me, that's who.)
Health Freak Salad
Spring mix greens
thin sliced yellow onion
thin sliced bell peppers
leftover spaghetti squash (plain)
a Gala apple - chopped
black beans
kidney beans
sliced lunch meat
cooked barley
fresh squeezed lemon juice

I paired it with a salted cocktail size avocado.

The flavors are tart and sweet, crunchy and lite!