Roasted baby potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic – Eat Right and Sleep Tight

Roasted baby potatoes with rosemary and garlic
Roasted baby potatoes with rosemary and garlic
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Did I just hear a wishful Sigh!! Whether an early bird or a late sleeper what everyone wants after a hard day’s work is to get a good peaceful night’s sleep the moment the head hits the pillow. Tossing and turning on the bed desperately trying to sleep, when the whole world is blissfully snoring can be really frustrating. While it is tempting to pop a sleeping pill, we don’t realize that nature has blessed us with foods which help us sleep better and longer.

Rosemary is one such aromatic herb which is a natural sleeping remedy for insomnia. Besides helping with insomnia it is known for its analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antiviral, aphrodisiac and disinfectant properties.Rosemary also has soothing effects by working against muscle soreness,anxiety,fatigue, sadness, stomach problems and also indigestion caused by stress. Besides flavoring the food, rosemary is also used in aromatherapy for a restful sleep. However pregnant women are strictly warned against consuming rosemary.

Now that we know all this why not add a sprig or two of this wonder herb in our daily cooking.

Roasted baby potatoes with rosemary and garlic is one deliciously easy dish made in the oven. The potatoes are roasted with their jackets on, which make them crunchy as you bite and succulent inside. The rosemary makes the dish aromatic and the olive oil and garlic make it flavorful. I like to toss in whole peeled cloves of garlic,because they become crisp when roasted and I just love them like that. However,you can use minced garlic if you like. Rosemary can be used fresh or dried,subject to availability.

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Roasted baby potatoes with rosemary and garlic

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 45 min-1hr
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (500 g approx.) baby potatoes(yukon or any other)
  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil(enough to coat the potatoes)
  • 10-15 garlic cloves peeled
  • sea salt to taste
  • coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary leaves or 1 tbsp. dried rosemary

Method:

  1. Wash and clean the potatoes. You can halve the potatoes which look bigger. But leave the jackets on.
  2. Toss all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  3. Now put the potatoes in the bowl and toss well.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 400 º F
  5. Transfer them to a roasting tray and roast for 45 minutes to an hour until  crisp and tender.
  6. Toss twice or thrice during the roasting process.
  7. Enjoy warm.

wpid-20150819_145636_wm.jpgOther Foods that help us sleep well:

Cherries,Oatmeal,Honey,Almonds,Bananas,Sweet potatoes and potatoes,Hummus,Tuna/halibut, Green tea, Jasmine rice,warm milk, Miso soup.

So say goodbye to insomnia. Eat right and sleep tight 🙂

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54 thoughts on “Roasted baby potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic – Eat Right and Sleep Tight

    1. Thank you Elaine ☺ I got to know that most herbs have unique anti oxidants which in fact make them medicines in small doses. I have a new found respect for all of them 😉

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    1. I had no idea about its numerous health benefits too. Not only rosemary I have learnt that most herbs like basil,thyme etc..that we commonly use in our daily cooking have medicinal properties for various ailments. Isn’t that an amazing gift of God!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and I loved your blog very much too.

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  1. The potatoes look so delicious Ana! They look so enticing and flavourful, and so pretty piled up in the basket! Ah, I’ve been a bit too busy to get a full night of sleep and I find it a bit more difficult to sleep in warmer weather, so it sounds like some rosemary would really help right now! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much dear 🙂 It is the same with me. Even when I get too tired or have a lot of things going on in my head I can’t put myself to sleep. So much so, I get ideas for the blog or anything new in the middle of the night and there goes my sleep lol 😀
      I am actually planning to keep rosemary scented oil or a little vase with rosemary sprigs on my bedside table. All the best to you too dear. Have a restful night’s sleep and take care ❤

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  2. Hi dear, it has been awhile since we last spoke! Gorgeous recipe. I would like to seek your permission to share your recipe and photos in Elegance Mag Online. I would definitely credit it to you. Do let me know what you think.

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    1. Hi Melinda. Nice to hear from you. Thank you for liking it. You can definitely share the recipe and pictures in the magazine. It will be a pleasure. I have been thinking about your magazine but I didn’t have the address to go read it online. Please do send me the link when you post the recipe so I can share it with my friends.
      Regards and take care
      skd

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      1. I would love to see it!! I have also subscribed to your amazing magazine. I have browsed through the sections and features covered and I found them very interesting. I am going to read it in liesure. Do send me a link to the post and I will share it on my blog. All the best 👍

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  3. Very useful information over all. I did not know that rosemary has so many health benefits. Unfortunately, my palate does not appreciate its taste. However, we use a lot of turmeric in Persian cooking. Other than for my Japanese cooking, I add turmeric almost to everything I cook for dinner. I could have written a book on turmeric. I guess, you too, SKD! 😀 )))

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    1. Thank you dear Fae ☺ I am sure you could have written a book on turmeric. I am always in awe of the way you do your research and share it with all of us. You are an inspiration for me. Thank you for your kind words ☺

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