Bad Breath Potato Salad

by Heather on February 2, 2010

Hey hey hey!  How’s it rollin’?

Today has been a fairly productive day, but the best part so far has been that I was able to make a recipe that I love, and create a new (hopefully favorite?) recipe!  Luckily I had some time to prepare a different dinner tonight, so on the menu was Parmesan Chicken, Brussels Sprouts (swoon!), and what I have dubbed “Bad Breath Potato Salad.”  Intrigued?  I thought so :)

First, I had lunch at Panera Bread today!  I had a half of a Greek salad (romaine, red onion, feta, tomatoes, pepperoncini, Kalamata olives and Greek dressing.

I also had half of a Mediterranean sammie (hummus, tomatoes, red peppers, feta, cucumbers, all piled on tomato bread) and some water!

Doubles yums going on here!  When I got home I put together a wire shelving unit to house stuff in our “random stuff” closet, and then got started on dinner.  The chicken was easy because I got it pre-prepped at Target.  All it required was some baking!

Next I did the brussels sprouts!  I got this recipe from my friend Stef, who got it from Bon Appetit and then tweaked it herself!

Here’s the recipe I used today:

  • 1 box (~1 lb) brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2-3 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Basically you cut the bottom off of the sprouts and then cut them in half.  Stir together all of the other ingredients in a bowl, add sprouts, and toss to combine.  Roast on 350 for 30 minutes, turning halfway.  The result is a great crispy outside, and the “dressing” caramelizes on top!  SOOO GOOOOOOOD :)

Then came the “Bad Breath Potato Salad”

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1-1.5 lbs small potatoes (baby Yukon golds, red potatoes, purples)
  • 1/8 cup + 1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2-4 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup dijon mustard
  • salt + pepper to taste

Cut the potatoes into rounds about 1/2 inch thick.  Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil and roast at 400 for 20 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, mix all of the other ingredients together in a bowl.  After potatoes have cooled for 10 minutes, toss everything together.  Serve chilled or at room temp.

The final plate:

This was sooooo good!  I might have only had a couple bites of the potato salad since I ate THE ENTIRE THING OF BRUSSELS SPROUTS and wasn’t hungry anymore.  Oops!  But seriously, it was all great and I was glad to get away from pasta and bread for a night :)

I’ve gotta run because we’re watching the Truth Project tonight!  Hope y’all have a wonderful evening!

Also, to continue from last night (the good part), what are your top 5 things you love about yourself?  Here are mine again!

  1. I love my blue eyes that I got from my Daddy;
  2. I love my crooked nose that I got from my Mommy;
  3. I love that I am strong-willed AND gentle;
  4. I love my weird sense of humor;
  5. I love my strong and athletic legs!
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1 tramey1 February 2, 2010

Stumbled on your blog from another blog I read, and LOVE it. Welcome to my blog roll, sister. Check mine out if you get the chance!!!

-Bloggy Boy

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2 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 2, 2010

I love the name of this post… too funny!

I’m always looking for new ways to cook brussel sprouts! I love them, but always cook them the same way.

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3 lpskins February 2, 2010

I made some brussies tonight too! I’m really trying to love them. Your potato salad looks really good and not too stinky….
Some things I love about myself-
1. How open minded I am
2. When I feel good about myself, I have magnetic energy.
3. My smile.
4. My passion to help people

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4 Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle February 2, 2010

Bad breath potato salad sounds like it tastes delicious, I figure there might be some garlic as the culprit!
5 Things I love about myself -
1. How hard I worked in spin tonight, I was ON!
2. That I have great relationships with my parents and siblings
3. The way my shoulders look now when I do presses.
4. My independence
5. The way I look in my new (first pair ever) of glasses- though I think this secretly and say I don’t like them ;)

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5 thedallasceliac February 2, 2010

Brussels sprouts!!!! I’m going to have to try these ASAP.

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6 theprocessofhealing February 2, 2010

Oh yum.. sounds like a great dinner. I’ve yet to have brussel sprouts.. looks like I may be missing out on something!

And what a good idea!!!
1. I like my green/hazel eyes from my mom
2. My sensitivity to others (I guess you would say I have strong empathy)
3. My love of learning
4. The love I have for taking care of my body
5. My strength (and I don’t just mean physical strength)

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7 Chelsea February 2, 2010

Oh both of those sound GREAT! Your photography is particularly stunning today.

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8 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle February 2, 2010

Those brussel sprouts look amazing!!! Yummy, I will definitely be trying that out very very soon!

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9 Serena February 3, 2010

Mmmm that potato salad looks completely delicious! I hate it when I eat really zesty & yummy oniony things and then later the gross aftertaste lingers for the longest time :S

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10 Kristi February 3, 2010

Mmmmm! What a great way to make brussels sprouts! I always just steam them and then add a little butter – this looks amazing! I know what I’ll be making tonight….

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11 Christie @ Honoring Health February 3, 2010

Both the sprouts and the potatoes sound delish!

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12 Heather February 3, 2010

Oh I LOVE panera!!

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13 Michelle February 3, 2010

Haha! The BEST food makes your breath bad. :D

I understand about the brussel sprouts. When I make mine with pears I usually eat almost the whole pan. lol

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14 Cat @ TheSplitPinDiary June 30, 2011

Hahaha I love the name of this salad! It sounds delicious too :)

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15 Sunny EmbracePermaculture Soleil February 1, 2012

Wow I do like that ‘I love about myself’ stuff. I used to run courses for people who couldn’t connect with others socially and romantically.. big problem in many people.. they just can’t find anything to love! Thanks for that.

1. I love that at nearly 60 I still have a childlike humor and have smooth, velvety, almost wrinkle free skin
2. I love having green eyes, which just appeared as Mom and Dad are blue and brown!
3. I love that I am a disseminator of information to help people wake up, grow good food, eat healthy and love the Earth
4. I love that as a big city girl I have blended into a back holler community in hillbilly land in N.GA mountains!!
5. I love my adventurous nature with food and that I love to cook and can do it frugally!

there ya go!

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