Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Perfect Potato

I have a love, love relationship with baked potatoes. Always have. However, recently we've been trying to incorporate more protein and dark greens (Kale, Collards) into our diet. So, our baked potatoes have had a facelift... or something. They're even more DELICIOUS!

The Perfect Potato
Spread Grapeseed, Flax or Olive Oil over the skin of the potato. Poke several holes in each potato, using a fork, sprinkle with salt, then place in the oven on 350 degrees for 1 hour or until tender.

Sour cream
Bacon (if we're lucky)
Kale chips
Lentils (see recipe below)

Place 2 cups lentils in 8 cups water and bring to a boil. I usually let mine boil for a good 10 minutes, as this seems to keep them from giving us gas. Then, turn down and let simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes. Pour off excess water, if there is any. Then, add 1/2-1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar, and spices (pepper, coriander, basil, oregano, etc.).

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