Onions and Potatoes

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Onions and Potatoes by Spicie Foodie


“Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” ― Carl Sandburg


“It doesn’t matter how precisely the onion is cut as long as the person chewing it is happy.” ― Padma Lakshmi


Onions and Potatoes by Spicie Foodie


“What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” – A. A. Milne


Onions and Potatoes by Spicie Foodie


“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” ― Alan Watts


“It is easy to think of potatoes, and fortunately for men who have not much money it is easy to think of them with a certain safety. Potatoes are one of the last things to disappear, in times of war, which is probably why they should not be forgotten in times of peace.” ― M.F.K. Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf


Spicie Foodie Onion and Potato Recipes:
Mexican Chorizo Tacos
Baharat Spiced Beef Stew (A Wacky Stew)
Vegan Indian Cauliflower Mash, or Aloo Gobi Mash
Smoked Chicken, Vegetable and Adzuki Soup
Spicie Roasted Potatoes, Vegan
Easy Lamb Burgers with Grilled Onions
Papas Rellenas Con Chorizo or Chorizo Stuffed Potatoes (Gluten Free Version)
Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes
Cooking Mashed Potatoes by Feel
Potato and Yellow Split Pea Curry
Cottage Pie aka Shepherd’s Pie

Onion and Potato Recipes by Friends and Previous YBR Winners:
Spring onion fried rice by Paaka Shaale
Onion and potato sambar recipe by Paaka Shaale
Roasted Purple Potato Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette by Angie’s Recipes
Braided Onion Bread with White Wine and Smoked Bacon by Angie’s Recipes
Massaged Kale and Sweet Potato Salad by MJ’s Kitchen
Cucumber & Onion Salad with Smoked Salmon by MJ’s Kitchen


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  1. says

    I love this post and the words of Carl Sandburg. Fun idea and lots of recipes. Sorry I haven’t been by much. I’m still trying to catch up since being sick over the holidays

  2. says

    I love all of the quotes! I was telling someone the other day, that I love hand kneading bread because it’s very Zenlike. When you love to cook and bake, I think there are many things that are Zenlike. :) No one has made a bowl of onions look SO good! Thanks for the shoutout Darlin! Hope you’re having a great week!

  3. Eha says

    :) ! Oh dear – reading AA Milne and Alan Watts’ marvellous quotes I am really behind the eight-ball not having eaten potatoes for some three decades!! Wonder whether double the amount of onios others eat will half-way make up for that omission :D ?

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