A few years ago we suggested sweet potato toast as an alternative to avocado toast, beet toast, eggplant toast, hummus toast, mushroom toast and green pea toast. We provided a recipe from Chef François Payard, who put a gourmet twist on the sweet potatoes with caramelized onions, balsamic vinaigrette and sliced roasted sweet potatoes instead […]

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Ask someone what they like to put on their baked potato. You’ll get a variety of answers, including any and all of these: Bacon Butter Chives or scallions Crumbled/grated cheddar or other cheese Sour cream   We have a longer list here. We’ve also written about sweet potato toppings, and how they can turn a […]

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It’s been an unusual year, so how about an unusual spin on potato latkes, a traditional food for Chanukah / Hannukah (the difference in spellings)? Lovers of fried potatoes and Indian food will enjoy these Tikka Masala Latkes—latkes flavored with tikka masala spices. Mint Yogurt Sauce replaces the traditional applesauce an/or sour cream. Infusing classic […]

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[1] Chocolate bacon potato chips, a delicious snack or dessert with ice cream (photos #1 and #2 © Castle Ranch Steakhouse [since closed]). [2] If you prefer, you can cut crinkle chips, but they will be thicker. [3] Idaho Russet Potato† (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [4] Huckleberries are a different species in the same […]

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[1] Mashed potato parfait, layered with cheese sauce (photo © Erika Penzer Kerekes | In Erika’s Kitchen). [2] The Yukon Gold potato: creamy yellow flesh, thin skin, and a favorite of chefs since it was introduced in 1980 (photo © Bonnie Plants). [3] Add your favorite herbs for color, flavor, and antioxidants (photo © Dirk […]

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[1] Churro potato chips are flavored with cinnamon and sugar (photo © Nibbles & Feasts | Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Yukon Gold potatoes (photo © Bonnie Plants).   This weekend we had a picnic dinner with our social distancing pod. Everyone contributed something. For the apéritif, we brought bottles of prosecco and homemade churro potato […]

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[1] Yukon Gold Potato Ice Cream (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Yukon Gold potatoes (photo © Bonnie Plants). [3] Yukon Gold potatoes (photo © Good Eggs).   July is National Ice Cream Month; so pull out the ice cream maker (or consider buying one). There’s nothing better than freshly-churned ice cream, before it goes […]

Diets To Lose Weight