I love food.
I enjoy food.
[not always of the "healthy" type].
Had to laugh when a fellow runner [during January's R&R AZ Marathon] came up beside me and said, "ya, so when was the last time you had a burger?".
I smiled [thought very briefly] and said, "Thursday. In-N-Out burger."
I'm a burger girl.
I wasted five [if not more] years of my life. stressing. about. food. - - - so stupid.
However, I will say I became a pretty dang good cook during this time. I was such a control freak about what I ate and wanted to know what exactly was "in" my food. [fat, carbs, etc]
If possible, I feel I am too relaxed now [especially while I am training] but I do enjoy what I eat regardless if it is "Healthy" or not.
Here is a recipe I've been enjoying for the last year or so.
Typically, I don't like to alter recipes I love. Normally, I'd just choose to eat them less but I tried this out in early 2009 and have been making it almost weekly, ever since.
But you cannot forget to make the dipping sauce!!
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries [easy]!!
Toss 2 pounds sweet potatoes (cut into thin strips or wedges) with 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon each cumin and chili powder, and a pinch of cayenne. Roast on a large baking sheet [the larger the better - as it is best to NOT have them touching each other] in a 425 oven until crisp, 30-35 minutes, turning about two times during baking.
Now for the awesome part.
Aioli mustard dipping sauce:
1 cup light/reduced fat mayo [I have tried fat free - NOT recommended]
3 Tablespoons aioli garlic mustard [I use the Trader Joe's one]
2 packets Splenda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
*This most likely will make more than you will need but it keeps in the fridge really well.*
e n j o y !
What's your favorite food that's not