When I left home and moved to NYC to go to college, I had no idea how to cook. This was before Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, mind you. I wasn't able to type something in and see a video on how to do it and so I ate lots of pizza and junk food. Even though I was working out, I just couldn't understand why I wasn't losing any weight. Over the years I have realized the importance of cooking at home and making healthy food taste amazing. I grew up eating fast food and vegetables were not something we ate at home. If on the rare occasion there were veggies they never tasted good. I have learned some easy and fast ways to make veggies taste amazing and I am happy to incorporate them into my daily meals. I hope you try some of these recipes out for yourself.
Let's start with these bomb roasted potatoes! I love potato everything and I will never say no to potatoes so I had to learn how to cook them in a healthier way instead of always having them as just french fries. These potatoes have so much flavor and are an amazing addition to any meal.
- Fingerling Potatoes: I find that these work best for roasting! They get crispy and are the perfect size, so you only have to cut them down the middle vs larger potatoes that require more chopping. Use as many as you want, I fill a baking sheet full single layered. Then we have leftovers... ok probably not because they are so good. LOL
- 4-5 Cloves of Fresh Garlic: Chop into pieces and set aside.
- 2-4 Tbs Olive Oil
- Italian Seasoning Blend
- Salt and Pepper
- Large Ziplock Bag
Preheat Oven to 400
Cut potatoes in half or small wedges and add to ziplock bag.
Add olive oil and Italian seasoning, rosemary, salt and pepper to the bag. Zip and shake, shake, shake. Yes, also shake your booty. It makes them taste better for some reason. Not sure how much seasoning to add? This is where you will have to do trial and error. I am not a huge "measure everything out" kind of person. I do like my veggies and potatoes well seasoned so test it out until you perfect these bad boys just how you like them.
Lay your well shaken and seasoned potatoes flat on a baking sheet. Only one layer, if you have extra just add a second baking sheet. We want all the potatoes to lay flat on the pan.
Bake in the oven for 25 min.
Flip over potatoes and add the chopped garlic to the mix and cook for an additional 20 min or until potatoes are brown and crispy. Note: We add the garlic halfway through to avoid burning.
Toppings: These potatoes are yummy just as they are or you can add some parmesan cheese and or fresh parsley. We are trying to eat less dairy so we just have them with good ol' ketchup.