7 May 2015


These really good for you and soooo yummmmyyyy. Eat as many as you like, because why restrict food that your body wants? These fries don't need oil or salt to taste amazing or get brown and crispy, they're proud to just be themselves: glorious potatoes. 

Potatoes have gotten a bad rap in the past few years for being not that nutritionally dense but in reality they are practically the perfect food (read The Starch Solution for more on this). There's this new trend focused around "superfood" powders like cacao, spirulina, maca and others and people are getting all excited because they think these powders are the key to longevity and ultimate wellbeing. Judging from my recipes, we can all tell I dig these guys. What would life be like without raw chocolate!? (Really scary for everyone around me during my time of the month). But here's my point: the term "superfood" shouldn't be relegated to just a few new food powders on the market, the real superfoods are WHOLE FOODS that have been helping our species survive for a reaaaally long time: yams, rice, potatoes, corn, and other starchy veg. If you wanna learn more about this, study archaeological records of our diets worldwide, and also just take a look at traditional cooking around the globe today! In Africa, yams are the staple. In Asia, it's rice. In the Americas, corn is #numberone and finally in Europe, potatoes and grains (okay, and beer) have been the base of the diet for ages. Even if we disregard ancestry; the most environmentally responsible choice is eating a plant-based diet since animal agriculture makes up more greenhouse gas emissions than all transport combined. Plant eaters also live longer.

The Irish population lived off the potato for hundreds of years (largely due to political reasons but still) and this dude ate nothing but potatoes for two months and actually got healthier. It's awesome! I use a site called cronometer.com sometimes to make sure I am eating enough calories, and if you input that you ate like 12 baked potatoes, it tells you that you hit 70% of all nutritional requirements for the day! You just need a bit of fat and some dark leafy greens and you've got a diet to thrive on. AMAZING. So please, eat as many of these healthy fries as you desire. Don't restrict the good stuff!


5 russest potatoes*
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 
Fresh lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Scrub the potatoes, then slice into fries and toss with the garlic and pepper. Add more garlic, pepper or other spices if you like. If you want, add a little salt. Bake them on parchment paper-lined pans for 30 minutes, flip 'em and keep baking for another 10 minutes or so until they get nice and brown. Spritz on some lemon juice and enjoy!

I like to eat mine with lettuce because it helps digestion and it's hydrating; and tomato puree instead of ketchup. *Try to get organic potatoes!

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  1. Great post. Just had my sweet potato oven fries. Next time I will make sure I eat romain lettuce with mine. Good tip! Love your ideas and pictures. :)

  2. Literally the best meal.

  3. Thanks for sharing your way of baking fries! I am yet to find the perfect recipe because mine generally aren't as crispy as I'd like them to be. I'll make sure I try your recipe to see if it's better than the ones I've used so far :)


  4. I love oven fries! Some cinnamon and Stevia on Japanese sweet potatoes are literally heaven!!

  5. Oven fries are the best! And baked is always better than fried. Thanks for sharing your version!

  6. Thank you for always preaching non-restriction! And being so real on instagram and saying "this isn't all I ate". The comparison game is a slippery slope. It can be easy to fall into eating healthier and healthier and eventually starving your body. THANK YOU!

  7. If you'd like some variety, try some red paprika powder. Yum :-)

  8. yumm!! this is my favorite thing ever :)


  9. That is such awesome news about the nutritional value of potatoes! I adore them, but have assumed they were empty carb calories! Yea! You've made my day :)

  10. YES. I love potatoes! Well, sweet potatoes are my favourite, but regular white potatoes are da bomb as well. I love oven baked fries, and I always add some turmeric or curry powder. Yum! :)

  11. AnonymousMay 09, 2015

    Your recipes lately are getting repetitive and are almost non-recipes. Id rather you post only once a week or even every two with something new and inspiring, rather than this stuff ( banana ice cream again, really?). Your photography is beautiful as usual, though.

  12. I made them tonight and enjoyed them a lot! Thank you x

  13. Oven-baked fries are my favourite but I like them plain, without spices. And I like to eat mine with an avocado dipping sauce. It's like my favourite thing to eat

    Lots of hugs, A

  14. Wow, this post seriously get me craving the humble potato! I'm a major sweet potato addict, but the more traditional white potato doesn't feature so much in my diet... Def will try change this up this week, even just as a throwback to my heritage lol (I'm Irish).


  15. This looks so delicious and easy. Thank for you sharing these awesome recipes!

  16. Christine GWMay 12, 2015

    I need to try this method. I have tried to make "fries" without oil before but didn't use any paper underneath and they stuck!

  17. I'm always trying to overcomplicate oven-baked fries. Will definitely try your method this week! I never feel better than after a meal of potatoes and lettuce.

    Thanks for your very inspiring content!


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