Prebaking: Everything except the dill
I’m sitting here feeling very guilty that I haven’t posted anything in awhile. I’ve actually tried several RAVE recipes that I haven’t written about yet. And it’s NOT because I haven’t been sticking with whole foods, I’m happy to say! Well, I’ve had a few slip-ups and exceptions, of course, but the couple of times where I just threw everything out and decided to, I don’t know, eat a bunch of cheese or something, I found that after just a bit of it I was completely sick of it and wanted to eat some whole foods again! So I’m still eating whole foods and still loving it. I’ve relaxed my standards a bit from what I was doing during the months of January and February, but I’ve really never been this consistently healthy in my dietary habits for so long, and I’m beginning to think it may last. I’ve found that once I’ve switched to a healthy diet, my body really gets a lot better at recognizing the bad stuff and reacting to it. A little dairy and, wow, I really see it in my skin!
I need to really get cracking on all my RAVE recipes if I’m going to make my August 13 deadline, but it’s tough when there are so many great whole food recipes elsewhere that I’m dying to try! Last Friday I made a recipe I found in the latest issue of Real Simple. It was truly simple, but delicious as well. My husband didn’t like the lemon so much, but I thought it was nice and different. The potatoes I used were a liiiittle bigger than they should have been, so I probably should have increased the baking time a bit, but they were just barely done. It might be good to try this recipe with just the olive oil, dill, and rosemary if you’re not into roasted lemon.
Ingredients (you can also find the recipe from it’s original source here, as well as the delicious-looking picture the lured me in 🙂 ):
- 2 pounds new potatoes, halves
- 1 thinly sliced lemon
- 2 T olive oil
- salt and black pepper
- 2 T chopped fresh dill
- Heat oven to 450 degrees. Toss all ingredients (except the dill) on a baking sheet (or a large baking dish, like I used).
- Roast for 30-35 minutes until tender, tossing once. Toss with the dill before serving. Enjoy!
After baking: chopped fresh dill mixed in