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Baked Homemade French Fries

Who doesn’t like french fries, right?! But they are full of fat and sodium when they’re fried in all that oil. That’s why I came up with this healthy version, I think they taste even better. (Sorry Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta, no Grease here). Are they still called fries if they are not fried…hmmm. Anyway, ¬†I know you will enjoy these French fries (or baked potato strips, or whatever you want to call them ūüėČ ).

2 Large Potatoes

3 Tbs of Canola Oil (or Olive Oil)

1 Tbs Salt

1 Tbs Pepper

Preheat the oven to 425¬į. First cut the potatoes lengthwise into strips. In the meantime bring a big pot of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, carefully place in the potato strips. Boil for 5 minutes, then stain them.

In a large bowl, combine the canola oil along with salt and pepper. This is the best part, you can add in whatever seasoning you like. Maybe some garlic powder, or chipotle pepper, or even red pepper flakes or fresh herbs. Whatever you want, you are the master of your kitchen (that’s right…makes you feel empowered doesn’t it…oh yeah!) Toss the potatoes in the mixture and place on a foil lined baking sheet in one even layer. Cook for 30 minutes, flip halfway through.

Let cool for 5 minutes, and there you go, delicious and crispy fries. Much healthier than fast food, and definitely one of my favs!  Enjoy!

Happy Flavoring!

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Veggie Hash

My hubby requests this one a lot, so I surprised him with this hash tonight for dinner. I know the way to a man’s heart ;). It is so healthy and full of vegetables. I love it when meals are so good and also so good for you! This recipe has so many options…check out all of the pictures at the bottom!

5 Red Potatoes

1 Medium Onion

1 Red Pepper

1 Zucchini

2 Tbs Canola Oil

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Pepper

1/2 Tbs Garlic Powder

1/2 Tbs  Onion Powder

1/4 Tbs Cayenne Pepper (optional)

2 Eggs (optional)

Sauce

1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt

1/2 Tbs Garlic Powder

1 tsp of Old Bay seasoning

1/2 Lemon (juice)

1 Tbs Sriracha

Preheat the oven to 425. First we start with the sauce which will be drizzled on top to give this recipe added FLAVOR. Mix all of the ingredients for the sauce¬†in a small mixing bowl. I like to pour it into a condiment squeeze bottle so I can drizzle it on top at the end, it makes it look so fancy ;). Next dice the potatoes and lay them on a baking sheet. Brush them with canola oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sometimes I add some garlic powder also (I love garlic almost as much as my husband, I think he’s starting to get a little jealous). Cook for 20 minutes, flip halfway through.

Next, chop the veggies into medium sized pieces. Heat up the canola oil in a large skillet and add the veggies. Cook over high heat. Sprinkle with seasoning and let them dance (boogie time…it helps to do a little dance yourself). Don’t be afraid to let them brown, that is where all of the FLAVOR is. Once they have browned turn down the heat to medium low and let them finish cooking.

I cook a little scrambled egg for my hubby (cause I know how he likes it…yeah baby). I eliminate¬†the egg for my portion because I’m watching my cholesterol, so adjust to your own dietary needs. Everyone has their own unique FLAVOR.

Time to plate, it’s all about making it look as delicious as it is going to taste. Start by serving the potatoes on the plate, then add the veggies on top. Next top with the egg (or not). Then I drizzle the sauce on my portion. And there you go, what a nutritious and delicious meal. High five to the cook!

Happy Flavoring!

So many options…

imageScrambled Eggs Hash

imageVeggie Hash

imageSausage & Eggs Hash

imageFilet of Cod Hash