Tuesday, January 26, 2016
So Far So Good
Well, today is day two of my potato cleanse. Yesterday went really well, although my shopping bag full of potatoes was a little heavy on the way home! I kept it pretty simple for my first day, but I spent a lot of time looking up potato recipes online!
For breakfast I just made some oven fries and doused them with malt vinegar.
For dinner I was going to make mashed potatoes, but I changed my mind and made a hash brown/home fries kind of thing. I wanted to make it super low oil, so I started the potatoes off in a pan with a very small amount of coconut oil, and then water sauteed after that. The oil is what really helps with that super tasty crispiness that I was going for. So dinner was just okay. I have a lot to learn about water sauteing I think. I doused the finished product with hot sauce, and dipped in ketchup so of course condiments make everything better!
If I make this type of potato again, I will use more oil for sure. I'm all for low oil, but some things just need it.
Tonight I'm going to play around with mashed potato pancakes. I even saw a recipe for Samosa potato cakes, with peas and everything! I hope to come up with some fun ways to eat potatoes.
I didn't take a picture of myself, because I just didn't want to. But I took a good hard look at my trouble area, and will take a good hard look after ten days. Maybe I'll find a tape measure at a thrift store, or maybe I even have one, so I can take measurements. I'm much more comfortable with measurements than pictures or scales.