Side dish: Potato Quarters

A few months ago I watched a documentary called Food Matters. It talks about how our bodies have the potential to cure themselves from many diseases, all we have to do is eat truly good food. But what kind of food is really good for us? The media says a lot of confusing things, and today I see a lot of people who think they’re healthy, but their definition of healthy is based on a series of wrong information.

After I watched this I searched for good books about this subject. I ended up buying a book called Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. I have just one word to describe this book: amazing. It has so essential information and it’s based on real scientific studies (you can see all the sources). The author explains what fats are, carbohydrates, proteins, milk and milk products, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, salt… as I said, lots of useful information. So after I read this, I began changing the way we eat and I can already see the results. We barely get sick anymore and a lot of few other things have improved as well.

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Since I use this book all the time when I’m cooking (yes, it has great recipes as well), I wanted to share a recipe that I make all the time. It’s basically a side dish and it goes with almost all kind of main dishes.These potatoes quarters are delicious and healthy at the same time, and also pretty easy to prepare.

“Potatoes provide vitamin C and B complex as well as potassium, calcium and iron. Most of the nutrients are just under the skin, so don’t peel them. This vegetable also contains chlorogenic acid, a chemical that prevents cell mutations leading cancer. Potatoes are also known as the most digestible carbohydrate food.”
(Source: Nourishing Traditions)

You’ll need:

  • 4 large potatoes, cut into ¼ inch cubes (this time I peeled them, but it’s better not to);
  • ¼ cup melted butter (good news: good quality butter is very healthy!);
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil;
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt;
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

1. Put the potato cubes in a large baking pan.

2. Add the butter, olive oil, sea salt and pepper and mix everything.

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3. Bake at 450 degrees until bottoms are crisp, then turn occasionally until desired crispness is obtained.

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Nice & crispy

It’s that easy! This yummy recipe servers 4 people.

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The main dish was risotto

Enjoy!

Gabriela

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