As a child I spent a lot of time in hospital suffering from different ailments. The doctors kept giving me antibiotics which in turn weakened my immune system making me susceptible to further illnesses. I was never very well; often caught colds and found it difficult to keep up with my class mates in physical activities. So gradually I became a couch potato! I led a sedentary lifestyle; I would spend my days sitting at home, reading, watching movies or listening to music, running outside was never on my to-do list.
That all changed after I became a vegetarian. I learned the connection between wellness and lifestyle. Now I include exercises as an indispensable part of my daily lifestyle. I don’t want to be a couch potato any more. Speaking of potatoes, I just made those delicious potato oven fries. They are a healthy version of French fries, and they taste even better than store-bought ones. If you happen to be watching football games these days, these could be a perfect companion to your beer, though, after that, get some exercise, you don’t want to be a couch potato, do you? ;-)
Health Index: ⅘ (4 to 5 times a week)
Kitchen Gadgets: Oven
2 large potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika powder
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp mixed Italian herbs
1 tsp coriander seeds powder
2 tsp cumin powder
½ tsp marjoram
½ to 1 tsp sea salt
freshly grounded black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 200°C (392°F)
2. Scrub the potatoes but don’t remove the skin, slice them lengthwise then cut them into thin sticks
3. Put all the ingredients into a pot, put on the lid, hold on to the handles tightly with both hands and shake vigorously until the fries are thoroughly coated.
4. Pour the fries out onto a shallow baking pan/sheet in a single layer, bake for 30 minutes.