French Fries Anyone?

I have found that the best way to make french fries is to boil them first, as this keeps the insides from drying out. 

First get a large pot of water to the boiling point.  I use my Vidalia Onion Choppper (larger grate) to cut the potatoes into fries.  Put them into the boiling water until they get just get a little soft to the bite, barely.  You don't want to boil too long, or they turn into a mushy mess (Believe me, I learned the hard way!) Then drain with a colander, and rinse well with cold water.  Then add aquafaba (chickpea liquid) to the potatoes, in a bowl, along with salt and pepper, flax meal, chipotle, paprika, garlic, turmeric or whatever flavor you desire. Use parchment paper so they don't stick, and spread them out to a single layer, leaving lots of air space around each one.  Don't crowd them at all. 

Bake at 425 for 15-20minutes.  To brown them up a bit, you can change to broil the last few minutes, but STAY RIGHT THERE to watch them.  For smaller portions, a toaster oven is great.  Now get out the ketchup and mustard, and get ready to feast on fries!  Plant Based foods are the best!

Tip:  For use later in the week, I boil them, drain and rinse, then spice them up and cool.  I keep them in the fridge for use later in the week.  When I reheat, it is either microwave, toaster oven, or fry pan over heat.

Breakfast Treat - Almond Banana Quesadilla

There are mornings where I am craving something sweet, in addition to my morning buda bowl.  I want to tell you about something so easy, but oh so good! 

I like to use the sprouted grain tortillas, found in the refrigerator section of your store.  I put a layer of almond butter along the entire tortilla, about 2 T, plus or minus.  Leave the outer 1 inch edge free of nut butter to keep it not quite as messy to eat.  On one half, place thinly sliced bananas.  And on the other side, sprinkle sunflower/sesame/hemp seeds, sliced almonds, and cacao nibs.  Then sprinkle entire tortilla with cinnamon (I also add a wee bit of cardamom, nutmeg, and cloves).  Fold in half, and it is ready to heat.  On your preheated ceramic fry pan, cook your tortilla on both sides.  Let cool before you cut it into quarters with your kitchen scissors.  This quesadilla can be prepared the night before, and heated in the morning. 

Use your imagination, and create other fast meals like this.  What about a pizza quesadilla using compliant canned pizza sauce or tomato sauce?  I am going to try that!


Watch the video below to learn how to make your own fresh nut butters at home using your high power blender!

How To Make A Power Smoothie

In a good blender, put at least the following:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 blender full of dark greens (kale, spinach, collard, swiss chard, beet greens...)
  • 1/3 blender full of berries (alternate often: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • 1 peeled lemon/lime/orange
  • 1 T flax meal
  • 1 chunk fresh ginger root, 1 " in length
  • 1 chunk fresh turmeric root, 1" in length
  • 1 frozen small beet chunk for red color and sweetness
  • Fill blender with green tea or hibiscus tea up to 2 inches from top.  No more, or you'll have a blender blowout, trust us!
  • Puree for at least 2 minutes or more to get a nice smooth texture

Split the blenderful with a loved one, and consume over 32 ounces of power nutrients.  Serve with a shake straw that has bigger diameter than regular straw(Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walmart occasionally)

         *For added protein, add handful of nuts or plain cooked beans.

You can really add almost any fruit or veggie to your smoothie, but we like to get the power foods in the morning before we start our day.  Obviously, avoid bitter and spicy veggies like eggplant, grapefruit, citrus peel, etc. 

On days where we do not have our Power Smoothie for breakfast, we can tell a big difference in the way we feel.   Also, be prepared to have a bathroom close by within 30 minutes of finishing your smoothie, and this is NO JOKE! The fiber will do wonders to keep your digestive system on the move, and you need to be prepared!

You can also find 2 smoothie demo videos on my youtube channel. See below!

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