Last month I went to a local arts and crafts fair and a woman had a cool homemade spiralizer that she made spiralized potatoes with and then put them in a huge cast iron pot of peanut oil. It was pretty much the best fries ever.
I wanted to recreate them using the Inspiralizer and my Air Fryer, and I was so pleased with the results!
1 or more yukon gold (or whatever kind you like) potatoes
truffle salt (or regular salt or seasoning you like)
Spray olive oil
First, you spiralize your potato. I used a yukon gold and was very happy with the results, but I'd say use the kind of potato you like (use a purple one!). On the Inspiralizer, I used the setting so it has no teeth pointing out, and slices chip-like spirals.
Yummy. As I've said before, what I love about the Inspiralizer in comparison to other spiralizers is that the center piece is so tiny that there is almost no waste (and there's no reason not to toss it in with everything else).
Spread out the spirals in the Air Fryer and spritz with oil (I used olive oil) and sprinkle with salt (I used truffle salt, because I'm fancy). Set it to 400 for 20 minutes.
I shook and tossed the chips every 5 minutes or so, and the above picture is after 10 minutes. I ended up cooking one batch for 20 and they got really nice and dark, and the batch pictured at the top of this post I cooked for 15. Sample, check on it, and make a judgement based on your preference. I also re-spritzed at 10 minutes... because it's just a spray of oil and it's still way less than fried chips so I'm not too worried about it.
These popsicles were so fun and delicious! It's the time of year when things are getting hot and with all the unicorn craze going around, I thought a purple/pink/mango popsicle would be the ultimate solution.
2 Vanilla Coconut Yogurts (you could also use homemade)
1 tsp each freeze dried fruit powders* (I used raspberry, blueberry, and mango, but you could do pineapple, strawberry, banana, or other flavors)
*To make the powder, you blend up a bag of freeze dried fruit into a powder. Make sure your blender is completely dry and clean out with a dry towel in between flavors so you don't get it wet.
Divide your yogurt into three bowls and add a teaspoon of fruit powder to each one.
Add a teaspoon at a time of each flavor into the popsicle molds (I like this silicone one because you can see the patterns you are making) in a random pattern, then swirl with a toothpick to create a pretty pattern. Freeze for 2 or more hours.
Once upon a time, probably 6-7 or more years ago, I came across a video for vegan banana bread. It turned out perfect. I made it a million times, I made it with gluten-free flour for my GF friends, and it continued to be perfect. I made it cake pans and frosted it in layers for my daughter's first birthday...
This banana bread recipe is the thing of legends.
Then I went a while without making it, for whatever reason, and I couldn't remember the ratios. I searched high and low and middle, and I couldn't find the recipe. I'd love to credit the creator of the recipe, but the video is gone and I can't remember her name and I don't know if she has a blog anymore.
I asked in a parents group, frantic, because I knew the woman who created the recipe video's husband was in the group. He gave me the recipe again. Then I made it a bunch and didn't need the recipe and cooked it all the time again.
A friend just asked for the recipe and I couldn't find it anywhere. I ended up searching the archives of the vegan parenting group and found my post from the last time I lost it.
So, just so I don't lose it again, should that post ever disappear, and so that all of you can make the best banana bread ever, here it is:
2 bananas (way ripe, of course)
2 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
*option, a dash of vanilla and a pinch of salt
*also optional, nuts, dried fruit, and/or chocolate chips
Mash/mix all your wet ingredients and then fold in the dry in a nice thick paste. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes (or I've made it into muffins and it cooks in about 20 minutes in a greased cupcake pan).
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