Tasty Tuesday – BEST EVER Flavoursome Spuds
Who doesn’t love good ol’ roasted spuds? Well, here’s a way you can really BOOST the flavour of your spuds, using food-grade essential oils. Seriously, this recipe is amazing. You HAVE to try it (actually you can next week Friday – see details below)! The rosemary essential oil coats the potatoes (and your taste buds!) with a lingering herby flavour. I also used rosemary leaves from my garden for eye-appeal, extra micro-nutrients and an added depth of flavour. I’ve tried thyme essential oil (instead of the rosemary) in this recipe as well, and it is just as brilliant. Even the BigDog and our little girls loved them.
Rosemary Roasted Spuds
Olive oil, butter or ghee
Himalayan crystal salt
5 drops rosemary essential oils**
- Preheat oven to 100 degrees celsius.
- Wash, peel and chop potatoes into quarters and place on baking tray.
- Pour olive oil (or melted butter or ghee) over your potatoes. Make sure potatoes are well coated. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and rosemary leaves. Bake in oven for 40min, turning spuds over half-way through.
- When the potatoes are crisp and golden, take from the oven and drain the oil into a small pouring dish. Add rosemary essential oil to the olive oil and mix to combine. Pour the oil mix back over the roasted potatoes and coat well.
- Sit back and mindfully enjoy the wonderful aromas and taste of your rosemary-infused spuds! Soooooooo GOOD!
*While potatoes (especially if organic or home-grown) are a good source of nutrients (such as vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C and manganese), they aren’t for everyone. If you have trouble with blood glucose levels or metabolising carbohydrates, or if you want to lose fat, I’d advise to steer clear of potatoes – or only eat them on the odd occasion. You can substitute the potatoes in this recipe for other less-starchy root vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, swedes, beetroot, etc. I’ve tried this recipe with different root veggies, and it still works out yummo delicious. The flavour of the essential oils is a bit more subtle as it competes with the more flavoursome root vegetables. You can add some extra drops of the essential oil if you want a stronger flavour.
**Only ever use 100% pure, food-grade essential oils, such as Young Living, in recipes, as anything less will most probably contain synthetics or toxins, and are not safe for consumption. Young Living essential oils are therapeutic-grade, so they will also improve your health and wellbeing, even in such small doses as in this recipe. I like to diffuse rosemary when I need to give my brain a boost while I’m working or studying. Research has shown that rosemary essential oil can actually increase memory and concentration. It is also great for healthy hair production (I use a drop or two in my DIY mascara for fuller lashes!), and is highly anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
Want to try my rosemary-infused spuds? Come along to our Oily Foodie Fest next week and feast on some amazing oily foods!
OILY FOODIE FEST
WHEN: Fri 11 Nov, 6pm
WHERE: My place, Don
COST: FREE…But you are asked to bring along either an appetiser, main, dessert or drink to share (the food/drink must showcase a Young Living essential oil/s), as well as your recipe to share. My vision is that we will dine on some amazing, aromatic foods, and learn some tips and tricks for using essential oils in recipes – PLUS we will leave armed with a bunch of oily recipes that we can continue to use in our own kitchens. For some inspiration, see my Salted Tahini & Nutmeg recipe below – it is THE BOMB! Young Living have also just released a new Cook Book which I’m very excited to receive in my next order!
Let’s keep this Oily Foodie Fest ‘earth-made’, so please no ‘man-made’ processed foods like trans-fats or refined sugar. Gluten-free would be great, and sorry, no alcohol 😉
If you don’t have essential oils yet but would like to come along, let me know and I’ll give you a sample bottle that you can use to create a delicious, flavoursome dish! Family and friends are also welcome, just make sure to bring enough food for them…Or I can give your friend some sample oil to experiment with 😉
Please RSVP and let me know whether you would like to bring an appetiser, main, dessert or drink (non-alcoholic). If you need me to photocopy your recipe, please send it to me via email prior to the night.
Looking forward to seeing you there!