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Russet potato home fries

Russet potato home fries


The quick story behind this recipe:

According to Eric, I have a knack for making awesome home fries.  In general, home fries are so simple to make, but he complains that his fries never turn out as good as mine do.  Personally, I think the key to great fries is the oil:  you want to use just enough but not too much.  (Who knows, I could be wrong.)  Anyway, here is my recipe for delicious fries.  We (three) have been eating a lot of these lately!

Easy Home Fries (Russet Potato & Yam)

Easy Home Fries (Russet Potato & Yam)


2 large potatoes (I like to use a russet and a yam)
2 scant tablespoons olive oil
Your choice of seasonings (I like to use different salt-free blends)


  1. Scrub the russets and wash & peel the yam.  Cut into ~1/2 inch strips/pieces.
  2. Toss the cut potatoes in a large bowl with the olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle seasonings on the potatoes and toss again.
  4. Spread the strips/pieces on a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Take care to space them so the fries don’t touch each other.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for about 25 minutes.  (Check at 20 minutes).

That’s it!  It’s ridiculously easy, right?

Here, we had our fries for dinner with some salsa-seasoned pinto beans that Eric made, some peas, corn and Daiya cheddar style vegan shreds.

Easy Home Fries with a bunch of stuff on top!

Easy Home Fries with a bunch of stuff on top!


Pumpkin Spice Yam Shake (NSNG)

Pumpkin Spice Yam Shake (NSNG)


I threw this thick shake together using some ingredients I had in my freezer and fridge and it turned out sooo thick, creamy and delicious that I must post the recipe!

Some of the ingredient amounts are estimates because I didn’t measure them all precisely.


1 medium yam, baked, peeled and frozen
1/2 banana, frozen
3 T full fat coconut milk
~3 T canned pumpkin
~2 oz firm tofu
~2/3 C non dairy milk
big sprinkle cinnamon
small sprinkle nutmeg
small sprinkle ground clove

Blend in your Vitamix blender and enjoy!

(NSNG = No Sugar No Grains)

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