Here’s a dish that quick and easy-to-do. It’s substantial and you’ll barely be able to resist shoveling it into your mouth while it’s still hot. Potato and/or Sweet Potato Wedges.
Carbs have gotten a bad reputation. It’s like when butter went out-of-vogue for being a saturated fat, and Margarine was introduced. Eventually, of course, people realized that butter, despite all its faults, was the healthier option.
Prevailing wisdom is fickle and often wrong. Artificial food is the real culprit, in my opinion, because the body can’t process it and stores it as fat.
Scientists have studied 3 communities where people live inordinately long. In Peru, Georgia, and Pakistan. In each case, it’s a village in the mountains where exercise (climbing up and down the mountain) was an integral part of daily life. Also in each case, the villages rely on a predominately vegan diet with 70% carbs.
Not deep fried French fries but apricots, for example.
So embrace the following recipe guilt free:
- Preheat oven on broil (low)
- Chop the potatoes (and/or sweet potatoes) into wedges
- Place them a big bowl
- Add a dollop of olive oil and spice (turmeric, sea salt, pepper)
- Copious garlic through a garlic presser (throw in rind too)
- Toss to distribute the spice evenly
- Spread out over an oven sheet
- Don’t forget them because they’ll burn easily
- Flip them over a spatula so that they’re crispy on the outside and soft in the middle