Spice Seasoned Parsnip and Carrot fries w/ Kale

I’ve always been a little cooky…

I was going through old pictures, and this one just happened to pop up. If I remember correctly, I was super jealous of the size of my roommates bra…I had never seen such wild and crazy prints on a bra before.

The training bra section in Macy’s only has neutral colors…

Then there was this one:

There is a story behind this…I’m pretty sure…

When I think of it, I’ll let you know.

My family has always known me as their source of ‘entertainment’, most of the time. Whether it be good or bad, you could always bet if you came to my house when I was younger you would either get a sweet innocent musical, or a broadway play.

When I was really young, my mom would film us doing random things, and I would always try to be the center of attention. Dancing, singing, run around screaming, what ever it took, I was there for your entertainment.

Then in highschool during a family get together, my dad wouldn’t let me go hang out with some friends because he didn’t know them very well. So I, being the dramatic diva that I was, screamed loudly, “Fine! I mean it’s not like I am going to go have SEX or anything!!”

My dad LOVED that one!

Unfortunately growing older, getting married, and moving away from people that know me, has been a little hard on me..(to say the least.) I couldn’t just run around singing ‘I will always love you,’ to my In-laws and new family, hoping they would applaud and throw roses.

And when trying to make friends, it’s hard for me not to drop down and bust a move, from the window…to the wall…

I had to take a step back and try and behave like an ‘adult’ instead of a performer just so I didn’t freak any body out and scare them away. I had to learn a new way to gain their love…

(And trust me, I can not reach that high note like Whitney Houstan can. I needed a new ploy..)

Food.

Call it a bribe…Call it a plead..

If I ever want someone to like me, I simply let them eat.

Whether it be dessert, come on over for dinner, let me bring a side dish, or how about 24 cupcakes…?

Want some food? Let’s be friends!

Ok, so maybe it doesn’t alwaysΒ work out that way.

Basically if they read my blog, and find out that I brought them something green, vegan, or healthy…most likely those people never call..

You know what I say to those people?

Here are some Β more delicious veggies…Forgive me Bestie?

Spice Seasoned Parsnip and Carrot fries w/ Kale

(Serves 2 as a side dish. You can definitely double, triple, etc. this recipe!)

Ingredients:

1 large parsnip washed, peeled, and cut into fries

3-5 medium carrots washed, peeled, and cut into fries.

1 C. kale

1 TB fresh diced garlic, or 1 tsp. garlic salt

1/2 tsp. garam masala

salt & pepper(desired amount)

Olive Oil

Directions:

1. In a saucepan, drizzle a TB or 2 in a pan. Add parsnip and carrots. Add garlic and spices and toss to coat. Cook over medium to low heat for about 15 or so minutes.

2. While this is cooking, using a food processor, process kale until finely chopped. You can also do this with a knife if you don’t have a food processor.

3. When the fries seem to be getting close to done, throw in kale and toss to coat. Sprinkle with some more salt and pepper if you want.

5. Cooke for a few minutes longer, and then it’s ready!!

If you make this for a crowd of people, don’ tell them there is kale in it. Most likely they will gag, and never touch your food again..

Not that it’s happened to me or anything.

If anything, plead for them to just take one bite…

And when they do they will profess their love for you…

Maybe even ask Β you to be their best friend even…

You never know?

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Comments

  1. your seasoned fries are gorgeous

    AND

    so are you πŸ™‚

    love the 1st pic…classic!

  2. I think I have that first bra! πŸ™‚ No joke!

  3. Oh, I love this recipe! Roasted food is so good!

  4. Love the bra. πŸ˜‰

    I’d invite you for a dinner party in a heartbeat (and I’d hope you’d bring something crazy-green)! Those fries look amazing. I totally forgot about parsnip fries. These will be coming soon to my kitchen…

  5. love those pics of you! growing up with 3 sisters, we were always putting on plays, singing, puppet shows for our family and friends haha, good times

  6. loved that you used Garam Masala in this! Yum! Looks great πŸ™‚
    http://chefpriyanka.com

  7. Those look so good! I tried carrot fries once and found them a bit strange, but I still really liked them! I thought the darker sides of them in your pictures were beets….Actually, a mixture of parsnip, carrot and beet fries sounds even better!

  8. I just made some roasted carrots the other day for dinner! I LOVE parsnips, especially roasted…mmm!

    But I also really sympathize with your story about getting people to like you. I moved around a lot growing up and have always put on a bit of an ‘act’ to get people to like me, trying to be funny or larger than life, but really I have to start trusting people will just like the real me (and for a while there I lost that because I was so convinced by my own act! Who am I anyway without all the jokes?? It took a long time…it still is taking a long time!).

    But you seem like such a warm and kind, loving person. I am convinced people will love you for YOU! Your food can just be an extra bonus πŸ˜‰

  9. If all I have to do is eat your food in order to be your bestie…..then sign me up! I will buy my plane ticket now and be on your doorstep tomorrow morning, probably before the sun comes up πŸ™‚

  10. These fries looks so darn good!!

    You’re adorable and I love your blog voice! Always so cute and funny! πŸ™‚

  11. You are too funny! And fyi – I have concerts in my kitchen everyday around 3:30 PM. I’m the star of the show, but I could use an opening act. Interested? I have a lightning mcqueen guitar and an echo microphone. You can use the Yo Gabba Gabba guitar. Pretty sure it would sound perfect with a Whitney song.

  12. Hahah, you are so cute and funny!! And food is the way to everyones hearts, so you should be safe πŸ˜‰
    These fries sounds wonderful! What a cool new way to use kale!! I want to try this out! And I love how colorful they are too! I always want my food to be pretty πŸ™‚

  13. That looks delicious! You won me over!

  14. ahhhh love it!!!! you’re too cute! =)

    and these look flipping insane! i love how colorful the fries are! def on my to-make list dahhhling!

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