Friday, February 1, 2008

Colour Coordination for Wear Red Day for Heart Disease Awareness

Good morning everyone! If you read yesterday's post you will know that today is a special day, and I'm not just talking about my post for Sweetnick's ARF / 5-A-Day event! Everyone coordinate their wardrobes, now, and throw on some red for heart disease awareness!

I'm still in my PJ's *blush* but at least I know that my kitchen can be colour coordinated! We have a few red-skinned potatoes lying around our house, so to keep in the spirit of things I'll whip them up into a yummy side dish. After all, who doesn't love slightly crispy, creamy, deliciously roasted potatoes anyway? The result of just a few household additions turns an everyday potato into a sweet, salty and delicious side-dish that is so elegant that you could serve it on a holiday table, but since it's really so easy, it doesn’t have to be holidays-only!

Check back at Sweetnick's on Tuesday night for Cate's weekly roundup, and some more heart-healthy inspiration!

Sweet Red Roasties
Serves 4
1 pound red potatoes, quartered
¼ cup diced onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly coat a 9x13” inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes in a single layer in prepared dish, top with onion.
  3. In a small bowl, combine oil, honey, mustard, and salt and pepper.
  4. Drizzle mixture over potatoes and onion.
  5. Bake 35 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
  6. Turn broiler to High, broil 5 minutes.
  7. Serve hot.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 139.4
Total Fat: 3.6 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 7.4 mg
Total Carbs: 25.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
Protein: 2.3 g

And if heart disease awareness wasn't enough charity toting for one day, I saw Rachael Ray's talk show today where Mario Batali mentioned his coalition with Barilla and Second Harvest. The bonus is that we consumers dont have to spend a dime in order to help the hungry, and you get a free virtual cookbook out of the deal too! All you have to do is go to this link and download the cookbook, and presto-change-o, $1 from Barilla is given to Second Harvest. You can even choose which division gets your dollar, and the recipes are yummy!

3 comments :

White On Rice Couple said...

Wow, your heart shaped potatoes are wonderful! It's a healthy bowl of comfort and love!

Anonymous said...

I've never seen anyone cut potatoes into shapes like that! They look great - how clever! Maybe I'm a dork for never thinking of doing that, but... at least I wore a red shirt to work today. :-)

- Bryan, of the Vegan Blog Tracker

Bellini Valli said...

O really love your heart shaped potoatoes. I would have never thought of that. You are so clever Sarah!