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Garlic Potatoes with Spicy Salsa Potatoes are versatile and nutritious. They can be baked, boiled, steamed, fried or mashed. This dish uses baked potatoes that are seasoned and baked again. Potatoes are a great source of potassium, fibre and complex carbohydrates. They may also help people with arthritis and rheumatism because they neutralise body acid.

  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large baked Desiree potatoes
  • Olive oil spray
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 200C. In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, lemon juice, chilli, onion, sugar and salt together. Set aside. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out potato flesh leaving 5mm-thick shells. Cut potato shells in half lengthwise. Place potato quarters onto a baking tray. Spray potatoes with olive oil spray. Sprinkle potatoes with garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Bake the potatoes for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy. Serve hot with salsa. Makes 2-4 serves.

Lavash Pizza Lavash flat bread is available from large supermarkets and health food stores. This pizza is delicious and filling. It can be eaten hot or as a warm snack.

2 wholemeal lavash flat brads

  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Tabasco scauce to taste
  • 4 white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe vine-ripened tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grated low-fat cheddar cheese


Preheat over to 220C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper and top with flat breads. Spread the flat breads with the tomato paste. Sprinkle with Tabasco and top with mushrooms, onion, tomato slices and the grated cheese. Bake the pizza for about 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. Cut pizza into quarters and serve at once. Makes 2 serves.