This may sound weird coming from a vegan, but I love Cheesy Bacon Fries. Cheese. Coconut bacon. Fries. All vegan, all delicious!
Okay so maybe not as healthy a side dish as steamed broccoli, but who the heck can eat steamed broccoli everyday? Not me! Although I will admit, I do love steamed broccoli, especially with lots of salt and pepper.
Besides, sometimes you don’t want healthy. You want hot and delicious and comforting. Especially after being outside on a day like this…
This was Sunday, after the snow stopped falling and the sun came out. This is one of the things I love most about Colorado – You’ll have a snowy, stormy day that gives you all the excuse you need to snuggle up on the couch with your dogs and a good book, and then the next day you can throw on a layer or two and get back outside! You know, burn some calories so that when you get back home you can eat these fries guilt-free!
The cold snowy weather is also an excellent excuse to dress your dogs up in sweaters, but that’s a topic for another day.
And speaking of cold, I just had to share this, taken on my way to work last Thursday morning.4 degrees is seriously freaking COLD!
What are your favorite ways to reward yourself? Do you go for food or something else, like a new book or a new pair of shoes?
- Preheat oven to 425. Spray a baking sheet with spray oil.
- Scrub the potato and slice into fries. Spritz with the spray oil and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Bake for 30-35 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until crispy.
- While the fries are in the oven, melt the cheese in a small pan and add the powdered onion and garlic. When the fries are done, drizzle with the cheese and sprinkle with the coconut bacon and scallions. Serve hot!