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Flavoursome Spuds

Sep 09, 2021
Who doesn’t love good ol’ roasted spuds? Well, here’s a way you can really BOOST the flavour of your spuds, using food-grade essential oils. Seriously, this recipe is amazing. You HAVE to try it (actually you can next week Friday – see details below)! The rosemary essential oil coats the potatoes (and your taste buds!) with a lingering herby flavour. I also used rosemary leaves from my garden for eye appeal, extra micro-nutrients, and an added depth of flavour. I’ve tried thyme essential oil (instead of the rosemary) in this recipe as well, and it is just as brilliant. Even the BigDog and our little girls loved them.


  • 6 Potatoes*
  • Olive oil, butter, or ghee
  • Himalayan crystal salt
  • Black pepper
  • Rosemary leaves
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oils**


  1. Preheat oven to 100 degrees celsius.
  2. Wash, peel, and chop potatoes into quarters and place on a baking tray.
  3. Pour olive oil (or melted butter or ghee) over your potatoes.
  4. Make sure potatoes are well coated. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary leaves.
  5. Bake in the oven for 40min, turning spuds over halfway through.
  6. When the potatoes are crisp and golden, take them from the oven and drain the oil into a small pouring dish.
  7. Add rosemary essential oil to the olive oil and mix to combine.
  8. Pour the oil mix back over the roasted potatoes and coat well.
  9. Sit back and mindfully enjoy the wonderful aromas and taste of your rosemary-infused spuds! Soooooooo GOOD!
*While potatoes (especially if organic or home-grown) are a good source of nutrients (such as vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C, and manganese), they aren’t for everyone. If you have trouble with blood glucose levels or metabolising carbohydrates, or if you want to lose fat, I’d advise to steer clear of potatoes – or only eat them on the odd occasion. You can substitute the potatoes in this recipe for other less-starchy root vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, swedes, beetroot, etc. I’ve tried this recipe with different root veggies, and it still works out yummo delicious. The flavour of the essential oils is a bit more subtle as it competes with the more flavoursome root vegetables. You can add some extra drops of the essential oil if you want a stronger flavour.
**Only ever use 100% pure, food-grade essential oils, such as Young Living, in recipes, as anything less will most probably contain synthetics or toxins, and are not safe for consumption. Young Living essential oils are therapeutic-grade, so they will also improve your health and wellbeing, even in such small doses as in this recipe. I like to diffuse rosemary when I need to give my brain a boost while I’m working or studying. Research has shown that rosemary essential oil can actually increase memory and concentration. It is also great for healthy hair production (I use a drop or two in my DIY mascara for fuller lashes!), and is highly anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal.

 This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:

- Adrenal Healing Nutrition Plan (post-2-week blood-sugar reset)
- Gluten-Free
- Low histamine
- Dairy-free
- Vegan
Author: Filipa Bellette, Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner

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