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Herbs: the secret ingredient

13 Jan

3herb-roasted-potatoes-kfcOne of our favorite ingredients are colorful and delicious herbs.

From cilantro in our pico de gallo to basil in our penne bolognese, and thyme in our meatballs (and in too many other dishes to list!), we can always count on herbs to add extra flavor to our school lunches.

Here is one of our favorite winter recipes, and a perfect side dish! This is a great one to try with kids of any age. Having your children measure out the herbs is a practical way to learn basic math skills, and chopping them up helps teach them knife skills (we love OXO and Zyliss lettuce knives). Also, all of the herbs in this recipe add a soothing aroma to your kitchen space, sure to get your taste buds watering!


  • 6 large potatoes, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped


Preheat the oven to 350F. Over medium heat add olive oil to pan. Place cubed potatoes into a large skillet, add the remaining ingredients. Toss together so that potatoes are evenly coated. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown. Garnish with even more chopped fresh herbs.

Photo courtesy of karma free cooking