Tri-Color Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe

Tri-Color Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe
Tri-Color Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe

Tri-Color Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe

These colorful roasted potatoes pack a ton of flavor into every bite thanks to the winning combination of fresh rosemary paired with garlic and sautéed onions. What’s more, they really dress up your dinner plate – and they’re super easy to make!

Want something perfect to go with this potato recipe? Try my “Mustard Pork Loin” recipe. Delicious combination; you’re going to love it. 🙂

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 lb. tri-color Fingerling potatoes, washed and cut in half
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
3 T. fresh rosemary leaves, minced
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 T. coconut oil
2 large white onion, cut into thin strips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Add potatoes to a large bowl, along with olive oil, rosemary leaves, and garlic. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Spread potatoes onto a large, rimmed baking sheet and arrange in a single layer without overcrowding.
  4. Place in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from oven and turn potatoes so they brown evenly.
  6. Return to oven and roast for another 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
  7. While the potatoes are roasting, melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  8. Add sliced onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until they turn deep brown, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  10. Remove from potatoes from oven and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add onions and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information (per serving)*

Calories: 211
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Fat: 10.4g (4g saturated)

*Nutritional information is from HappyForks.com. It is provided for entertainment purposes only.

Watermelon Mint Lemonade Recipe

watermelon mint lemonade

This refreshing watermelon mint lemonade recipe is super quick and easy to prepare. This is one of those recipes you’ll want to tinker around with to find the right flavor combination for your tastes. For example, the amount of water you need to add will vary depending on how juicy the watermelon is and how strong you want the flavor to be.

Directions for a mint-infused simple syrup are included. The watermelon adds a lot of sweetness, however, so you may not wish to sweeten it further. It really depends on how sweet you want the final results to be.

If you are serving this recipe outside on a warm day, make extra so you can freeze some into ice cubes or an ice ring (if serving in a punch bowl). Using ice cubes made of the beverage you are serving rather than plain water will prevent watered-down drinks as the day or evening progresses.

For an adults-only variation, add some citrus-flavored vodka before serving.

Watermelon Mint Lemonade Recipe

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Mustard Pork Loin Recipe

Pork Loin recipe

This delicious pork loin recipe reminds me of Sunday dinner. I don’t know about you, but I grew up with Sunday dinner (see the cookbook below) after church being a big part of the day. The world we live in today, however, often doesn’t allow time to slow down and enjoy a wonderful meal like this. I’m always running around from one thing to another, so the thought of cooking a full meal is sometimes daunting. You’ll like that this recipe isn’t hard and doesn’t take long at all when you look at what you’re getting in return for your time. Gather your loved ones together and enjoy this wholesome food! It’s really not too much of a hassle for a week day even if you prep some before hand. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family will!

Mustard Pork Loin Recipe with Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4 – 6

Ingredients
2 lbs. pounds pork loin
2 T. Dijon mustard
2 T. sugar-free whole grain mustard
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 lb. tri-color baby carrots
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1 T. coconut oil, melted
2 T. fresh thyme leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Place the pork loin in the center of the lined baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a small glass or other non-reactive bowl, combine the Dijon and whole-grain mustard with the olive oil.
  3. Massage the pork loin with the mustard mixture, then sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Place the baby carrots in a large bowl and add the garlic, balsamic vinegar, coconut oil, and fresh thyme.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.
  6. Spread the carrots in a single layer around the seasoned pork tenderloin on the baking sheet and pour any remaining juices from the bowl on top.
  7. Cook for 20 minutes, then remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the pork.
  8. Cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of at least 145° for medium-rare and the carrots are nicely caramelized.
  9. Remove from oven and let pork loin rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm with roasted baby carrots. Enjoy!

Eating naturally sweet foods like carrots and sweet potatoes is a great way to keep your sweet tooth at bay. Roasting these vegetables brings out their natural sugars and makes them taste even sweeter. The sweetness of these thyme-roasted carrots works perfectly with the savory mustard pork loin recipe.

Mustard Pork Loin with Thyme-Roasted Carrots
Mustard Pork Loin recipe with Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Nutritional information (per serving)*
Calories: 286
Protein: 35g
Carbohydrates: 9g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Fat: 11.7g

*Nutritional information is from HappyForks.com. It is provided for entertainment purposes only.

The Good Housekeeping Cookbook “Sunday Dinner” 

Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer Product Review

If you’d like to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your family’s diet, consider adding a spiral slicer to your arsenal of kitchen tools. These handy and versatile gadgets make it easy to create delicious, nutritious dishes your entire family will love. Before you know it, you’ll replace traditional pasta noodles with intriguing alternatives made from farm-fresh favorites, including zucchini, cucumbers, apples, pears, and sweet potatoes. In the process, you’ll trade gut-busting gluten and starchy carbs for plenty of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients.

Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer Review

Spiral slicers are not just some new, trendy fad, however. In fact, one of the leading products in this category, the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer,  has been on the market for more than 15 years. Since then, this model has earned a loyal following of happy customers who rave about its merits.

A quick look at Amazon verified customer reviews confirms this. As of this writing, this particular spiral slicer has earned a respectable 4.4 (out of 5.0 possible) stars based on nearly 9,400 reviews! Of those, 87% of those reviewers felt this device deserved either a 4.0 or a full 5.0 star review. That translates to over 8,000 people who own and highly recommend this product.

In addition, the manufacturer of the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer notes that it is “recommended as the best by publications and networks,” including Cook’s Illustrated, Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, House Beautiful, Oprah Magazine and Food Network.

Sound interesting? You can check it out for yourself here:

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Spicing Up a Simple Family Fourth of July Picnic

4th of July picnic ideasSometimes the best way to spend a Fourth of July, is with your own family. No guests, no parties, just you and your loved ones. The following are a few tips to make your Fourth of July family picnic the best one ever.

It is always good to have a picnic “emergency kit.” A good kit will contain extra paper plates, utensils, wipes, and a plastic table cloth. Additionally, it should have sunscreen and bug repellent, band aids, matches, and trash bags. Pack a Frisbee or ball for entertainment emergencies.

To spice up the menu try cooking chicken burgers using the following recipe.

Fourth of July Chicken Burgers

1 lb ground chicken
2 cups of bread crumbs
½ cup of milk
2 tbs minced onion
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper. You can add more if your family likes it spicy.

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

2. Form patties and grill until done.

3. Whole wheat buns, provolone cheese and sliced tomatoes make this burger extra special. Read more