Maple Potatoes, Garlic Roasted Cabbage and Rice Noodle with Peanut Sauce
I just came back from a nice long 7 mile run and I made this for lunch. I saw the maple syrup in my fridge and I got this idea of using it as the sauce for potatoes. And then even better, baking the potatoes in the maple syrup. The end result did not disappoint because this is a super delish meal.
This recipe uses very little oil; you only need to spray the tinfoil with some oil so that the potatoes and cabbage don't stick. The peanut sauce is a great source of fat, the rice noodles are made from whole grains and cabbage is a cruciferous veggie, which is so good for you. I used whole white potatoes for this recipe so make sure you buy them organic.
You can choose to lay the potatoes and cabbage out on cookie sheets and bake this way but like I said earlier, clean up is easier using tinfoil and my oven is old and my tiny apartment becomes filled with smoke when I bake at super high temps on cookie sheets (NYC apartments are like that!)
Potato and Cabbage Ingredients:
2 whole white potatoes
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1/2 cabbage, sliced into pieces
3 cloves of fresh garlic
1 tbsp of ground cumin
2 tsp of sea salt
Use two long pieces of tinfoil so you can double them up; this prevents dripping in your oven. Spray the tinfoil with coconut oil or olive oil and set aside. Cut two whole white potatoes into small pieces. Arrange on the tinfoil and slowly pour the syrup on top of the potatoes so they are all covered; sprinkle cinnamon on top. Cover the potatoes by folding over the sides of the tinfoil.
Garlic Roasted Cabbage:
Slice a whole or half of a cabbage into pieces. You can unlayer the pieces of cabbage and chop into even smaller pieces. I peel away the outer layer of the cabbage which may be dirty and toss this away before I start slicing and peeling the cabbage. Arrange the cabbage on your other piece of tinfoil (but double the pieces of tinfoil). Chop the cloves of garlic and sprinkle on top of the cabbage. Sprinkle some sea salt and the ground cumin on top as well.
Make the rice noodles according to the package. Use this recipe for the sauce:
2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter
2 cloves of fresh garlic
A small piece of fresh ginger or 2 tsp of ground ginger
A pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp of filtered water
A wedge of fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in your food processor and process on high. When the rice noodles are done, drain them and mix in the peanut sauce.
Serve the baked cabbage, maple potatoes and rice noodles together as a meal. You can also make just the potatoes and eat them as a side with a burger or bake them on a cookie sheet to make them crispy for a salad.
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