This sheet pan Ethiopian chicken and potatoes dinner bakes in under 30 minutes making it a perfect easy weeknight dinner idea.
Every now and then, I get stuck in a rut. A veggie rut. And I eat the same vegetable over and over until something snaps.. and the cycle is broken. But only for a while, until I get fixated on the next vegetable. I am in a veggie rut once again. And this time, the object of my affection is none other than the potato.
Now I recognise that there are far worse things in life than getting stuck in a veggie rut. So I promise not to get all melodramatic or dare to bemoan my fate. And I really do think that one could do worse than eating potato over and over….says the die-hard potato fan. And although some would disagree vehemently with me on this point, I stand by my statement. There are worse things in life than a good old sexy potato.
And that’s not a typo. I mean it. The potato is one sexy vegetable. Quietly confident in all its carb-glory. The potato knows it will turn crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside once kissed by the oven. The potato knows it can inspire a yearning so strong in some, and a hatred so poignant in others. The potato knows it is.. Hot. Soft. Fluffy. Confident..the sexiest trait of all.
Yes, potato is a starchy vegetable that converts rapidly into sugar when eaten, which leads to spikes in blood sugar in diabetics and people with insulin resistance. Which could ultimately lead to obesity and other health problems. But that’s not all there is. By the same token, potatoes are a low-calorie food and a good source of several healthy vitamins and minerals needed by the body.
Dare I say that the potato is not the villain that some make it out to be. The potato never claimed to be Quinoa or Kale. So why do we even liken the potato to these or such foods? Why do we label the potato as “unhealthy” when it never deemed itself to be a health food? The potato is what it is, and it is perfect at being what it is. A starchy, high carb root vegetable with lots of vitamins B6 and C, and no other nutrients of significant value. Take it or leave it.
And boy, do I love you, Potato! Because you keep it real. And you makes no excuses for being what you are.
So I’ll hang out for a bit in this potato rut. I’ll eat lots of potatoes and with any luck, I might turn out like a potato.
Down to earth. Full of carbs,.. And loving it.
Because, that’s how you do sexy…
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