Friday, April 8, 2011

It is a short post kind of day

Well everyone, today is going to be a short post kind of day.  No "go get 'em tiger" post...just a simple recipe that I want to share. 

For those of you that don't know...I am an Irish girl...and by that I mean through and through.  there is no denying it.  Now, with that being said, I love potatoes.  I could LIVE off of potatoes (but we know this is no good!).  I found this recipe on (check it out, they have some good stuff!)...and it sounds fantastic.  I think this girl is eating potato for dinner tonight...

Steamed New Potatoes with Olive Oil, Parsley & Chives

Smaller spring potatoes, also known as new potatoes, tend to be sweeter, making this an ideal time of year to try a variety other than America’s beloved russet (otherwise known as the Idaho potato). This simple yet elegant presentation will not only complement each entrée on our mix ‘n‘ match menu, it will also sit nicely alongside your lean steak, roast salmon or pork loin chop recipes.


Serves: 4
Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Gluten Free, Under 45 Minutes, Vegetarian

•1 lb small potatoes (red, white or a combination), halved
•2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
•6 chives, chopped
•4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
•1/4 tsp fine sea salt
•1/8 tsp ground black pepper

1.Fill a pot with 1 inch of water and fit with a steamer basket. Place potatoes in steamer basket and bring water to a boil over high heat. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
2.Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add parsley, chives, oil, salt and pepper and toss gently. Serve hot.

Nutrients per 4-oz serving: Calories: 140, Total Fat: 4.5 g, Sat. Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 20 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 0 g, Protein: 3 g, Sodium: 130 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

Nutritional Bonus: (gotta love the healthy bonus!)

Potatoes are definitely not empty calories. In fact, they’re a good source of vitamins B6 and C, as well as potassium, an essential mineral that helps regulate heart function, blood pressure and nerve and muscle activity. Enjoy a 4-oz serving of potatoes today for 12% of your potassium intake!
Enjoy!  And if you happen to try it before me, let me know how it is... :)

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