Roasted Potatoes and Greens

I was just reading about a book called “Potatoes not Prozac”. The theory is a diet with lots of protein and complex carbohydrates can help relieve sugar addiction. ¬†They do seem to have a calming effect. This is a very simple way to roast potatoes–we are spoiled to get them from Terra Firma Farm.


  • Potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Butter (if desired)
  • Any kind of spices. I love fresh rosemary.

Combine all ingredients and roast at 450 for @ 25 minutes flipping once. Great alone or with a salad (fresh greens and avocado pictured above).


Potato Leek Parsnip Soup


  • 3 leeks (just the white part) chopped
  • 2 parsnips (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 1/2 -2 pounds potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 4-5 cups water
  • Lemon zest

Saute leeks in olive oil, butter and salt. When they start getting soft add parsnips and potatoes. Cook @ 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add water. Bring to a boil and then simmer until veggies are soft. Puree with stick blender.

Top with lemon zest.