March 24, 2015 34

Loaded Spring Fries with Green Goddess Tahini

Loaded Spring Fries with Green Goddess Tahini | @withfoodandlove

An email from my old CSA just popped up in my inbox. I haven’t had the heart to unsubscribe from their newsletter yet and I’m not sure I ever will. I opened it, I read it and my eyes swelled with sadness. Knowing I’m no longer a part of that community is depressing. I’m still very much in denial that I won’t be working with them this year. That I won’t be nourished by those vegetables anymore. I mean these veggies brought me so much JOY! But life goes on, I live in St. Louis now. It’s about time I start embracing what I have here and let go of what I don’t.

I must say though, so far, I’m having a hard time finding local produce here. I hate to be negative about this + I don’t mind altering my expectations. I also know that it was just winter and things haven’t been so green in the Midwest lately. Everyone in St. Louis keeps telling me, “just wait for the market this summer, it’s amazing, you’ll love it”. So that market better bring it because you’ve set my hopes pretty damn high. And also! This market starts on Wednesday and I can walk there! I see a whole new world opening up for me soon.

Loaded Spring Fries with Green Goddess Tahini | @withfoodandlove

Loaded Spring Fries with Green Goddess Tahini | @withfoodandlove

Green Goddess Tahini | @withfoodandlove

Now that I actually have a backyard {OMG!} having a garden is a major priority. This obviously is going to be a hell of a lot more work than getting a weekly CSA delivery. But, man oh man…bring it on baby. I really didn’t have a clue where to start. I still don’t, just fake it till you make it all day long. Was I going to grow this garden from seed? How do you even start that process and when do you start that process and again, how? I was kind of putting off the whole process. Then, I serendipitously connected with Angela and Mark, the couple behind SeedGeeks – the organic, heirloom seed company that happens to be based in St. Louis. Like right down the road from me. We’re practically neighbors.

They’re teaching me everything I know. They are a wealth of knowledge and they’re incredibly patient, especially Angela. The amount of texts/questions I send her daily is somewhat alarming. Growing from seeds is kind of crazy. It’s time and energy consuming, but it’s also fun and exciting and totally worth it. Well, that’s what they say. I haven’t really gotten to the whole reap the rewards stage, but yeah I am sure it’s totally worth it. If you are looking for seeds, support this awesome husband-wife duo! They ship anywhere in the USA. Shop their catalog here.

And – spring! I welcome you. I want you, I need you. How happy I am to see you old friend. You may have noticed things look a little different around here. To honor the season of rebirth and renewal , I got a fresh new look – something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. It’s simple + clean and just way more me. Do you dig? I worked with my pal Shanna over at The Modern Mark to bring my new logo to light. Shanna is awesome. She’s super flexible, always listening and lighting fast. I mean. What more could you want in a designer?

The Modern Mark is giving away {1} free logo to one of you guys! To enter head over to their website, check out the logos + drop me a comment below telling me which template is your favorite. Contest is open until noon CT on April 1, 2015; winner will be notified via email.

And just for fun, things I’m loving lately:

My seedlings!
My new nephew!
My clients!
My new about me page!

Loaded Spring Fries with Green Goddess Tahini | @withfoodandlove

Loaded Spring Fries with Green Goddess Tahini | @withfoodandlove

Loaded Spring Fries with Green Goddess Tahini | @withfoodandlove

Loaded Spring Fries {print me!}

Notes: these fries take about 45 minutes to prep + cook. They’ll serve 4 people or 2 if you really want to be splurgy, NBD.

Fry Ingredients:

  • 4 – 5 russet potatoes {any variety will work really}
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat the oven to 450 + line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Scrub your potatoes {peel them if you desire}. Cut into fry like sections and toss with the olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and sea salt. Spread them onto the baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes {or until the brown}, flipping halfway through. Serve them piping hot with a the toppings below!

Toppings:

  • green goddess tahini {see below}
  • sprouts
  • chopped chives
  • lemon zest

Green Goddess Tahini

Notes: this sauce is the bomb dot com, I’m totally addicted to it right now. It makes a big batch so you will have some leftover. You can store it in the refrigerator for a couple of days an airtight container.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/4 cup scallions
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of pepper

Toss all of your ingredients into a blender, whip on high until smooth.

{{this giveaway is closed}}


This post is in partnership with SeedGeeks + sponsored by The Modern Mark; all opinions are my own.

34 Responses to "Loaded Spring Fries with Green Goddess Tahini"

  1. Reply

    Shelley @ sevengrams

    March 24, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Love the new site! And these fries…so dreamy! This dressing may just have to be slathered on EVERYTHING!

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    Meg @ Noming thru Life

    March 24, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Uh yes I LOVE the new look. I also LOVE these dang fries. OH MY! I hadn’t heard of The Modern Mark, so I am so glad you shared it. I am in dire need for a new logo myself, I want a feel that is true to me. And I love yours. Man, there’s a lot of love happening right now, lol. If I had to pick just one, which isn’t easy… I’d say “the Sadie” is my favorite. But there are sooo many that guess what… I love! Oh boy.

  3. Reply

    cynthia

    March 24, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    This looks INCREDIBLE. Just incredible. I think I could eat a mountain of these.

  4. Reply

    Amy | Sobremesa

    March 25, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    You rule! These have been pinned to make asap and I love the new logo. I’m with you, my body is craving fresh, local food like crazy. I can’t wait for all the greens, asparagus, ramps, and bright herbs to start popping up. Big hugs to you! xx

  5. Reply

    grace

    March 25, 2015 at 6:57 AM

    i really like the sadie or the chloe, but there are so many awesome choices!

  6. Reply

    hannah phoebe

    March 25, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    This looks AMAZING, can’t wait to make this sauce! What sort of almond milk do you use? x

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      March 25, 2015 at 8:19 AM

      Hey Hannah! Any unsweetened almond milk will work, really any milk {non-dairy or dairy alike} will work for that matter.

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        hannah phoebe

        March 25, 2015 at 1:31 PM

        great thanks! I was just wondering whether homemade milk would be too rich and almondy but I guess you just want something thicker-than-water?

        • Reply

          Sherrie

          March 25, 2015 at 3:10 PM

          You bet, Hannah! The milk {whichever you choose} acts as a thinner to blend the tahini + herbs. So whatever you have on hand works.

  7. Reply

    Alison H.

    March 25, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    There are so many cool logos, but I think my favorite is the Carolina!

  8. Reply

    Meg @ BeardandBonnet

    March 25, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    The new site is gorgeous!!! Those fries – I wish I had them for breakfast!

  9. Reply

    Jessie Snyder | Faring Well

    March 25, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Congrats on the site refresh! It looks lovely, and so does your new about me! I am right there with you on missing year round produce, and keep being told to wait for the markets in May as well – let’s stay strong together and hope those summer markets BLOW OUR MINDS!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 3, 2015 at 10:04 PM

      Yessss fresh/local/seasonal produce PLEASE :)

  10. Reply

    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    March 25, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    I like the Abigail or the Ansley!
    And I REALLLLY like these fries ;) Tahini is my love!

  11. Reply

    April @badgerkitchen

    March 25, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    The Emma or Eden, I think. I really loved them all!

  12. Reply

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    March 25, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Oh my!! Love, love, love these fries! That sauce sounds unreal!

  13. Reply

    Jessica | FROM JESSICA'S KITCHEN

    March 25, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Site looks lovely as well as your about me! Funny, I have a (kind of fun) facts in my about me too; great minds think alike ; -)
    I think I can eat ALL of the suggested serving amount of these awesomely saucy fries. Really like the kylie, luna and sadie – can’t decide!

  14. Reply

    kristie {birch and wild}

    March 25, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Green goddess tahini on fries?! Oh heck yes!

  15. Reply

    Rebecca

    March 26, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    I love the Bree, Annabelle, and Addison logos! And this dressing–must make soon!

  16. Reply

    Em @ the pig & quill

    March 26, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Yay! Love the new site, these fries (I mean, how could I not…) — and iced Earl Grey tea! So excited for the new space and can’t wait to learn if those markets in St. Louis live up to the hype! xo – em

  17. Reply

    aida mollenkamp

    March 26, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    Man, everything about this sounds heavenly!

  18. Reply

    Aysegul

    March 27, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    The new website looks beautiful and I love the new logo. So clean and simple..
    I am also glad to hear that you are finding your way around St. Louis. I hope the spring/summer markets will live up to your expectations.
    Love these fries. I can eat french fries in any shape or form for breakfast, lunch, and dinner,, :)

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 3, 2015 at 10:02 PM

      Thanks Ayesgul, exactly the vibe I was going for. All my love to you friend, xo!

  19. Reply

    Julie Ohara

    April 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Wow, there are so many nice templates. I think I like the Bree. Your site looks great, and so do the fries!

  20. Reply

    Erika Rostron

    April 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Fries and a new logo, it’s going to be a great day! All the logos are great, the Bree would be perfect for my budding little business!

  21. Reply

    Iness

    April 6, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Hi Sherrie! Am a fan of your creative dish concoction and can’t blame Flipboard for having you on their Food cover. Flipboard is an Android/Iphone news magazine app. There could be more write ups about your blog out there, Google Alert can deliver all that via email when something new about your blog pops up.

  22. Reply

    Patricia

    April 8, 2015 at 5:42 AM

    Best food for spring ever!

  23. Reply

    heather

    April 8, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    yum! making this!

  24. Reply

    Lily | Kale & Caramel

    April 9, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    YUM. Baked fries plus anything saucy that contains the word tahini is basically mecca in my book. Must try these immediately! Mega congrats on being a Sav finalist, Sherrie—I am new to your beautiful blog and SO HAPPY TO BE HERE. From one tahini-loving sister to another, xo!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 9, 2015 at 6:10 PM

      Aww thanks so much Lily – I’m so glad you found me!! And for reals, make this green goddess tahini as soon as possible, xo.

  25. Reply

    Cheyanne

    May 3, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Loving these loaded spring fries! So much flavor and such a terrific way to celebrate spring! I want to jump through my computer screen and dive, face first, into a big ‘ole plate full of these! Looks so so good!! On a side note: good luck with planting your garden! hope you keep us all informed on how it goes! Cheers and thanks for sharing♡

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 3, 2015 at 5:51 PM

      Hi Cheyanne – thank you for all your kind words. I will definitely keep you posted on the garden, it’s going in this week, I’m so excited. Thanks for stopping by, xo!

  26. Reply

    LoveCompassionateLee

    May 15, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Fries (yes, fries) are my favorite meal. I think I’ll make this recipe more often than I should :) Thanks for sharing and Happy Friday, Sherrie!

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