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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Guest Post: Simply Roasted Potatoes

Today I'm excited to introduce you to my friend Michelle. Michelle runs Confessions of a Recipe Junkie. I recently made her Grapefruit Guacamole when I was visiting my mom earlier this month. It was a big hit. Go peruse her site, say hello to her on facebook, or just leave a comment below. I know I'm going to be making these potatoes when I start eating carbs again. :) -Jessie
Photo by Michelle
Hi! I'm so glad to be here guest posting at Jessie's blog.  I am the junkie behind Confessions of a Recipe Junkie,  I love all carbs and sweets, and some veggies here and there.  I'm just a simple homecook who's now sharing my addiction to recipes with you.  Hope you all enjoy this simple dish.

As much as I enjoy whipping up "fancy" little dinners, there is nothing like simple dishes.  This weekend I craved roasted potatoes.  Nothing special, nothing fancy, just deliciously simple potatoes.  So on Saturday after our morning day date at a local coffee shop, we walked over to the fresh market down the street.   I'm so smitten with all the fresh markets here, truly in love!
Photo by Michelle
After browsing and telling myself I can't purchase the entire market, I grabbed what we needed.  Lovely red potatoes, onions, and a few other goodies for the weekend.  We then made another stop for soil.  No, that's not part of the recipe.  I am trying to save a lavender plant I purchased earlier in the week.  It's wilted, well now it's dying, but I needed to change the soil to something that wouldn't retain water.  The lavender isn't going to make it, I'm now hoping it will re-bloom? I know it's not a word, just go with it.

When we got home I got my hands dirty replanting the lavender.  A little praying, a call to my dad the "gardener" of the family, and more praying I started to get hungry.  Those potatoes were calling.  They are so easy to make, 20 minutes later you have these gorgeous rounds.  There was a little twist to how I made them, a squeeze of lime juice, and some herbs.  They were just what we were craving.  Just a little grilled chicken, and you've got dinner.  Left overs? no problem, make scrambled eggs, grab a tortilla, add some of the potatoes and boom- breakfast taco.  You're welcome.
Photo by Michelle
  Simply Roasted Potatoes
  • 1 lb red potatoes
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of chopped white onion
  • 1 tbs fresh oregano chopped
  • 3 large carrots chopped diagnoly
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lime,juiced
  • salt & white pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 tbs freshly chopped cilantro
Preheat the oven to 420

Grab a baking dish and coat with some olive oil.  Cut the potatoes in halves, add to the baking dish.  Add the onions, garlic, carrots, oregano, cumin, mix into the potatoes.   Drizzle more olive oil, the juice of the lime, and dash of salt & pepper.  Cover with aluminum (make sure it's sealed) and pop in the oven for 20 minutes.  They should be nice & tender.  Top with fresh chopped cilantro before serving. ~M


  1. You just can't beat something like this. They looks great. Love the use of cumin and lime.

  2. It's simple...but not boring. Sounds really good :) and I love the addition of carrots.

  3. Delicious, beautiful and looks scrumptious!