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Creamy Dill Potatoes

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Wash 4-5 potatoes and poke some holes with a fork. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp turmeric, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 2 sprigs dill into a pan and simmer until potatoes are mashed easily. Pour over greens and top with cashew cream or tahini sauce. Potatoes relieve you from constipation, dill is rich in vitamins, minerals and essential oils.

Nothing screams “comfort food” more than mashed potatoes. Sadly, people tend to go overboard when they add ingredients loaded with trans-fats. Luckily, this Dill Red Creamy Potatoes with Cashew Sour Cream recipe is here to save the day.

Sprigs of dill and various leafy greens give extra flavor and vitamins and nutrients as well. Instead of gravy, cashew sour cream or tahini sauce (with a spicy kick!) can serve as a partner to this dish, especially if you like your mashed potatoes extra smooth and creamy.

Ingredients

For Dill Red Creamy Potatoes

  • 4 to 5 small red potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh greens (spinach, spring mix, slaw, chopped kale)

For Cashew Sour Cream

  • ½ raw cashews, soaked for 1 to 2 hours
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • Sea salt
  • ½ cup water

For Tahini sauce

  • Couple of tablespoons of tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • Sea salt
  • Cayenne or chili powder

Preparation

For Dill Red Creamy Potatoes

  • Fill large salad bowl with a combination of greens.
  • Wash potatoes and poke some holes in them with a fork or knife.
  • Place water, turmeric, crushed garlic, 1 tsp. Sea salt, and coconut oil in a saucepan. Then, add potatoes and herbs.
  • Cover and simmer until potatoes are easily mashed with fork for about 20 minutes.
  • Pour over greens, including remaining liquid.
  • Top with yogurt, sauce, or cashew cream.

For Cashew Sour Cream and Tahini Sauce

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Health Benefits

Potatoes contain fiber, mainly in the skin, which aids in relieving constipation and lowering your LDL cholesterol levels. Digestion and absorption of simple sugars are also among its health benefits.

When using potatoes in other dishes, season with Himalayan salt or fresh, dried, or powdered herbs. Keep the skins on as well for an added texture. Don’t forget to eat them in moderation as the high starch content could spell disaster if you consume too much.

Dill is rich in vitamins A, B, and C, minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and flavonoid compounds like kaempferol, vicenin, and limonene. Essential oils help in shielding your body from cancer and stop bacteria from entering your system.

If you’re adding sour cream to a recipe, always make sure to use organic, grass-fed milk and/or cream. Nowadays, we get milk from cows from confined animal feeding operations. But, grass-fed milk is your ideal choice because it comes from cows with a natural diet that’s not artificial in any way.

Dr. LindaJoy Rose

Having traveled the world as Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy and expert in the mind, it took my developing a debilitating auto-immune disorder to recognize that all healing must take place holistically - at the level of body, mind and spirit. Making a full recovery through healthy eating, mindfulness and positive lifestyle choices, I learned how to make health food taste delicious and am now educating coaches and therapists world wide in the Natural Wellness philosophy. I also work one-on-one with individuals ready to have a Life Makeover.

Dr. LindaJoy Rose

Having traveled the world as Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy and expert in the mind, it took my developing a debilitating auto-immune disorder to recognize that all healing must take place holistically - at the level of body, mind and spirit. Making a full recovery through healthy eating, mindfulness and positive lifestyle choices, I learned how to make health food taste delicious and am now educating coaches and therapists world wide in the Natural Wellness philosophy. I also work one-on-one with individuals ready to have a Life Makeover.

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