The Humble Potato… and a spicy recipe!
March 16, 2021
While many people on the planet today have access to an unprecedented variety of food sources, sadly, famines continue in places such as Yemen, and inequities in food distribution even in industrialized nations remain a growing concern.
Besides, food production and diets associated with developed countries make dietary diseases the leading cause of death worldwide. We can help counter these avoidable trends by returning to unprocessed whole foods, emphasizing a cancer-fighting plant-based diet, and engaging in healthy ways of preparing meals. Our mission at Foodture Saladmaster is to provide resources and support to encourage healthier cooking. Follow us on Facebook for cooking tips and recipes, and learn how to get a Saladmaster Food Processor to make it easier to get more veggies in your diet. Here it is in action:
I hope learning about the humble potato inspires a deeper appreciation for this food we may take for granted and consider healthful ways you can prepare them for your family.
Of course, I can’t end this discussion without tying the potato, ubiquitous in American and European cuisine, to cultures near and dear to my heart – the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Check out this recipe for Middle-Eastern skillet potatoes, adapted from The Mediterranean Dish.
Batata Harra: Middle Eastern Skillet Potatoes
- skillet (preferably Saladmaster)
- 6 medium-sized gold potatoes cooked and cubed
- 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 lime juice of
- 3 cup chopped fresh herbs cilantro, parsley, dill, or mint
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a skillet.
- Cook garlic, red pepper flakes, and coriander seeds on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Add turmeric and lemon juice.
- Add the (cooked) potatoes and coat with mixture.
- Add fresh herbs and cook a few minutes more.
- Remove from heat and add salt, pepper, more red pepper flakes (if desired), and top with fresh herbs for garnish.
- Serve warm or at room temperature