Everyone tells you potatoes are full of starch, carbs, and you shouldn't eat them. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I love potatoes!
I was born and raised in Peru, and there are over 4,000 varieties of potatoes there. You haven't tasted a potato until you've tasted a Peruvian potato.... There's my favourite: "Papa Amarilla" (yellow potato) which tastes like butter was just melted over a steamed potato (yum!), there's the purple potato, many varieties of that one actually, black ones, white ones, you name it and we've got it. LOVE YOUR POTATO I say!
So this morning I decided to make one of my favourite breakfasts: "Saltado de Papa" (literally translated: "Jumped Potato" - which makes no sense but who cares. It's delicious!). It consists of par-boiling potato cubes, then frying them until golden, adding chopped onion, some sort of kolbassa-type meat or bacon (I don't eat bacon... ew, it's like a heart-attack waiting to happen) and then.... wait for it... when everything is cohesively meshed together, WHAM! add eggs.
Just look at it! LOOK!
This is one of my kids' favourite breakfasts, and it takes about 45 minutes to concoct, but it's the epiphany of a perfect weekend breakfast.
Why do I feel I needed to post about potatoes? Because of the whole psychological warfare that we're supposed to feel when it comes to food. Eat this, don't eat that, how many calories? Portions? It's frustrating and confusing. We should eat REAL FOOD, that's all that matters. You can work it out later while you run through the supermarket isles, but for now just eat what makes you happy.
We struggle too much with what to eat. Especially on a Saturday morning, I just want to eat what I WANT TO EAT, you know? It's not like I'm having a huge breakfast, or filling up on donuts and coffee - this is comfort food, so what if it has potatoes?
Treat yourself, because life is too short. Just eat real food, not frozen or prepared meals. Agreed?