Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cumin Potatoes

Try this Indian-spiced side dish as an alternative to regular mashed or baked potatoes.

Cook 4 cups chopped and peeled baking potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.

Heat a tablespoon of canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a teaspoon of whole cumin seeds and cook 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup chopped red onion, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. ground coriander and 1/4 tsp. salt - cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the potatoes, and cook another two minutes until thoroughly heated.

Remove from heat and sprinkle with two tablespoons chopped cilantro. You'll have 4 side servings of one cup and 180 calories each.

baking potato $1.26
red onion $1.24
cilantro $2.29

Also, let's just talk for a moment about Turtle Mountain. No, really, because I am not normally a dessert eater, so I probably am realizing this ages after everyone else, but do you realize they not only make amazing vegan ice cream, but also vegan ice cream sandwiches?? Now, I hadn't had an ice cream sandwich since I was in high school. But Turtle Mountain Soy Delicious makes ice cream sandwiches in both big and mini sizes, and in the most amazing flavors. I bought the pomegranate minis and I literally can't stop raving about them. They also have a new line of coconut milk ice cream and coconut milk yogurt, to which all I can say is wow. And, as with all of their products, everything is certified vegan. Get thee to or the freezer section nearest you!

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance