Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Nothing says yummy like roasted potatoes! Great side dish for so many meals!

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
by Amanda @ Natural Organic Lifestyle

6 organic medium red potatoes
4 TB organic evoo
1/2 ts real salt, or to taste
Ground pepper to taste
1/4 ts dried organic thyme
1/4 cup organic shredded parmesan

Slice potatoes into 1inch size pieces. Toss all ingredients together in large bowl. Spread into a greased baking dish or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until tender.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Creamsicle Popsicles

Creamsicles are a huge fav from my childhood. I haven't had one in a looonnnggg time. Though I can still remember that taste like it was yesterday. This is a great organic and all natural alternative to the classic which is laden with sugar (though I know they have a sugar free one, which is worse with artificial sweeteners), antibiotics and hormones, high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin (msg), propylene glycol(anti-freeze). Anyway, you get the point. Don't expect the creamy yumminess of the "ice-cream in the middle" pop, which you could probably do, but I've never tried it, but this is still creamy and super yummy! Why does my spell check always tell me "yumminess" is not a word, silly thing. I may just have to add it to my dictionary ;)
So in the spirit of summer, here is another yummy popsicle recipe!

Organic Creamsicle Popsicles
by Amanda @ Natural and Organic Lifestyle

1 cup fresh squeezed organic orange juice (I used 2 oranges)
1 cup organic milk or cream (I use organic raw cows milk and it's very creamy. Organic raw cream would be MORE creamy. I've also used coconut milk which was still very good but not as creamy, my kids LOVED it but they've never had a "real" Creamsicle.)
1/2 ts organic vanilla extract
2 TB honey or to taste (You can use other sweeteners or none at all, this is to taste)
Optional: 1/2 ts orange extract (This will make it very organge-y. I think it's fine without it, but it's an option if you have it in the pantry)

Whisk all ingredients together and make sure honey or other sweetener is dissolved and mixed in well. Pour into your popsicle molds and freeze. I usually make them in the morning and they are frozen by dinnertime, or freeze overnight. Enjoy!