7.31.2014

Cucumbers and Cumin Salad

I was going to go grocery shopping tonight but this happened:

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I MEAN, LOOK AT THAT! I haven’t been neglecting him or anything but Bacon has these random moments where he’s just really cuddly and quiet, not psychotic and hyper. So for dinner, with the very little produce I had on hand, I ended up throwing together a cumin-seasoned salad.

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Some people might not think about using ground cumin for a cold salad, especially with cucumbers, but it’s actually quite tasty. Oh, and it’s vegan friendly too!

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7.30.2014

Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes

I love the way the way hasselback potatoes look and I love how crunchy they can get too. I had a bunch of fingerling potatoes and was curious to see how they would look and taste when “hasselbacked.” I was hoping that prepping this way would make them a little crunchier too. I was also tempted to shove some cheese or garlic butter in between the cuts but it seemed like too much work. It ended up being very…uh…alien. See?

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This is probably one of the more nonsensical things I’ve made this year. They don’t look crispy but believe me, they are.

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This recipe is meant to be a side dish for dinner, but I could probably live off of it alone because I love potatoes (I mean, duh — look at the name of this blog). They also taste really amazing the next day re-roasted and reincarnated as mini loaded baked potatoes covered in green onions, cheddar cheese, and bacon.

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