Want to know my new motto? Act like a potato, eat a potato
don’t answer that.
This dinner is one of my all time favorites because it checks all the boxes: balanced, nutrient dense, tastes the opposite
As a bonus it only takes about 30 minutes to make (only about 10 if you don’t include baking time) which is perfect after a long day when you just want to chill with a good dinner.
Normally I would eat “fries” with just a regular salad, but I lately I have been trying to eat foods that will pacify my Ayurvedic constitution (which I believe is having an imbalance toward Kapha right now). This means transitioning away from cold foods in favor of more warm foods!
I can’t wait to learn and share more about my dive into Ayurveda – for now, this dinner is easy and yummy as hell.
- white potato (one per person)
- smoked paprika seasoning
- olive or avocado oil (I used spray-on olive oil from TJ’s)
- pink salt
- ketchup (I use low sugar)
- red pepper hummus
- greens of your choice (I used mixed baby spinach, kale, and chard)
- ginger (I use “stir-in ginger paste from TJ’s – fresh would probably be better though)
- garlic (I use minced garlic in a jar haha, it’s convenient)
- lemon juice (I use store bought organic, not-from-concentrate – I know fresh is much better but it’s just hard for me to have fresh lemons on hand all the time)
- black beans (*I exclusively use Eden Foods Organic Black Beans because they pressure cook the beans removing most of the inflammation causing lectins found in beans)
- pink salt
- Preheat ovan to 450
- Chop potato into wedges slightly larger than your average french fry
- Grease pan with oil of choice and place fries on pan
- Sprinkle on generous amounts of smoked paprika and pink salt and shake pan to evenly coat wedges
- Bake 15 mins then flip wedges with a fork
- Bake another 15 mins
- Remove from oven and enjoy!
- Combine equal parts ketchup and hummus in a small bowl
- Add small amounts of water and stir with a fork until desired consistency is reached
- In a sauce pan, mix 2-3 tbsp of water with with around a tsp of garlic and ginger, a splash of lemon juice and salt to taste over medium heat
- Add in a few large handfuls of greens and scant 1/3 C black beans
- Mix and sauté until greens are mostly wilted and beans are warm
I hope you enjoy these! I paired it with a nice glass of red wine and this weeks episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians…¯\_(ツ)_/¯