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When Artists Cook- French Fries

Hi Everyone.  I am happy to share that I am part of a blog series called “When Artists Cook”.  Each week an artist will share their art which is focused around food, recipes, cooking, and more. This month I am sharing one of my favorite recipes of oven baked french fries.  I could eat these every day!  
 Herb Mandala
(c) Colleayn T. Klaibourne 2012
Mandala of oregano & basil growing in my garden.  
Twinkling H2O watercolors on watercolor paper
This is a peak of some of the paintings, information and recipe I’ve added.  You’ll find the full post at: http://diondior.blogspot.com/2012/08/when-artists-cook_15.html.  To see other great works of art by Dion Dior and other artists in the series please visit: http://diondior.blogspot.com/  Dion’s work is so vibrant, colorful and happy. I’m sure you’ll love her blog as well.
Oven French Fries:
 
Ingredients:
4 large russet potatoes (peeled if you have fructose intolerance)
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
½ – ¾ tsp. Celtic sea salt
¼ tsp. garlic salt
1/8 tsp. ground cumin
¾ tsp. basil leaves
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
¼ tsp. chili powder
Instructions:
Peel and cut potatoes into strips.  In a large mixing bowl, drizzle potatoes with olive oil and add salt and herbs.  Stir until the potatoes are evenly coated.  Place potatoes on a non-stick cookie sheet that has the lips on each side.  I like to spray the pan first with an olive oil spray.
Bake at 420° for 45-55 minutes, flipping every 15 minutes.  Some days the fries cook faster than other days.

Feel free to modify the salt and herbs to your taste.  I am on a high salt diet, so feel free to cut this back if needed.

 
I love using herbs from my garden.  The recipe below is with dried herbs, but if you have fresh cut herbs it makes the French fries even better.  

I love dipping them in Mayo seasoned with Salt, Garlic Salt, Italian Seasonings, Basil and Oregano.

Eat often!
Continue Reading By on August 15, 2012 in Art, Celiac Disease, Fructose Intolerance, Gluten Free, Mandala, Recipes, Watercolor, When Artists Cook 2 *....Read More....

Happy July Day!

Red Background Mandala pm with watermark
Red Background Mandala close up pm with watermark
(c) 2012, Colleayn T. Klaibourne

I love the color red.  This started with a yellow and green background, but as the details came together, it wanted to become a beautiful red and burgundy color. It may be a reflection of the last couple of weeks being in the upper 90’s – 100 degree temps. with high humidity.  It portrays July perfectly with the beautiful flowers, warmth, festivities, and more.  Happy July everyone!

Continue Reading By on July 7, 2012 in Art, Healing, Mandala, Watercolor 2 *....Read More....