Monday, 23 January 2012

More New Shoes & Turnip Fries

Let's just focus on the first part of that title for now.....

New shoes... friends for these ones  - wild things also named Elixir 8 by Mizuno... they should have asked me about the name first... Wild Thing is way more fun.

So here are the new shoes - Mizuno Inspire 7 but I'd like to give them a different name... let's call them Older Sister to Wild Thing.  The aren't quite as fun looking - but they have a great personality.

I took these shoes for a test drive on the treadmill today... guess what my 5k time was almost a minute faster in the Big Sister shoes.  Ok, I did ramp up the speed but I really couldn't tell the difference between the two shoes.  Maybe the next time I'll shake things up a bit and wear one of each... just kidding that would be ridiculous.

Ridiculous like thinking you could make fries out of turnips.  Ok I know you can make fries out of pretty much any vegetable, but making fries out of turnips and having your husband who used to think it was normal to drink a can of Pepsi before 8 am get excited when you make them is impressive.

These fries are a bit of work to cut up and take a little longer to cook than if you were roasting potatoes for oven fries. Roasting the turnip caramelizes it a bit giving the fries an slight sweetness you don't taste when you boil the vegetable.  I like to serve these fries with a spicy sauce on the side.  Feel free to make the dip or enjoy the fries on their own.

Turnip Fries

1 turnip peeled and cut into strips like french fries
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons of your favourite seasoning salt (I used herbamare)
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Toss turnip in olive oil and seasonings.  Spread onto a parchment lined or non stick cookie sheet.  Roast in an oven at 375 for 50 minutes or until the fries are done to your liking.  Stir and flip fries over 20 minutes or so to ensure even cooking.

Spicy Dip

1/4 cup sour cream or unflavoured yogurt
1/4 mayonnaise
1 clove of garlic minced (cooked if you want a milder flavour)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less depending on your taste)
1 teaspoon sea salt & pepper

Stir all ingredients in a bowl.  Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes to allow flavours to blend.

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