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Jackson begs me to buy cauliflower all of the time. He is also known for just tossing a bag of fresh green beans into our cart without knowing if I had it on my list! When he saw that I was cooking the purple cauliflower he stopped in his tracks to exclaim his joy. If your veggies are this fun of a color, what’s not to love? This recipe is a great side dish. I made my Lemon Pepper Chicken to go along with this dish. I skipped the pasta and the green beans. I didn’t have and green beans. I added two shortly zoodled zucchinis and a couple handfuls of spinach instead. They went together very well!

I was supposed to get this posted yesterday but I have found my laptop to be in use all of the time lately. Jackson has discovered AbcMouse. A wonderful learning site. We signed him up the other day. It is the first thing he asks to do in the morning. Yesterday he started his morning at 6am. Very early for my chronically late sleeper. That is my normal writing time. Better late than never, though. Hope you get to squeeze this yummy side dish into your week.

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Roasted Purple Cauliflower and Red Potatoes

  • 1/2 head purple cauliflower (approximately)
  • 4-5 medium/small red potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp lemon olive oil. I used this
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 405

Cut up potatoes into bite size pieces. Break apart cauliflower florets. Add all to a large bowl. Add the olive oil, Italian seasoning, and sea salt. Mix/toss well until all pieces are coated. Pour onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for around 30 minutes.  Serve!

We eat sweet potatoes often. They are just so yummy. Both of my little men love them as well.  As I was beginning to prep dinner, I asked Jackson if he wanted sweet potatoes or red potatoes. He picked sweet potatoes! Both boys started off with pureed sweet potatoes as infants. Jackson LOVED them and Alexander has followed suit. Bringing sweet potatoes to the dinner table for all of us is so yummy. This is just one of my recipes. Jackson absolutely loves it. It pretty much tastes like you are eating something not totally nutritious and healthy. But they are and you are! Yum!

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bites

  • 1 large and 1 medium sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside

In a large bowl add the cut up sweet potatoes, olive oil, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix well so that all pieces are coated. I usually cover with press n seal and shake until I feel each piece gets covered.

Pour contents onto parchment paper. Bake at 400 for about 25-30 minutes. Checking once or twice and flipping the pieces around. They are done when they begin to brown on the bottom and are soft to the touch (with a spatula! Don’t burn your fingers! ha!)

Potatoes are a big hit in our home. They are one of Jackson’s favorite foods. Not baked potatoes. Not mashed potatoes. Not potatoes au gratin. Nope. They HAVE to be my potato bites in some form. This is a twist on my normal recipe, which I will also have to share. Sometimes I have to switch it up a tiny bit for my husband and myself.

I always use colorful potatoes. Usually I am cubing up red potatoes. Sometimes I find the one bite multi colored potatoes. That is what we have here today. If I can find foods that are bursting with color I am one happy person!

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Lemony Potato Bites

  • I used approximately 32-36oz of these multi colored one bite potatoes. A bag and a half. Cut into pieces.
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 400

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover with press and seal wrap, shake bowl until everything is well coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour bowl’s contents onto the parchment paper. Bake until potatoes are soft and a little bit browned. I usually flip them over once. I don’t have an exact cooking time because it always seems to vary. I just watch them and look for the browning and softness.

Note: Sometimes I use red potatoes. I would say about 5-6 medium/large red potatoes could be substituted.