Breakfast: Rolled oats with pears, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Hasselback Potatoes with steamed mixed vegetables
Dinner: Carrot soya bean soup with sourdough
Baking/sweets: No bake chocolate oat squares/balls
These hasselback potatoes (or hasselbackspotatis) are named after a Stockholm restaurant that first introduced them. They are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and incredibly easy to make. Those in the photo above don’t look golden and crispy, that’s because I left the skin on and went easy on the butter and oil. But you don't have to.
It is probably not correct to compare these to baked potatoes, and perhaps politically incorrect to say these are better than baked potatoes. Hasselback potatoes are different from baked potatoes, and better.
Because Hasselback potatoes are sliced before baking, the oven to plate time is faster than baked potatoes. And they look nicer than baked potatoes. Yes, still comparing.
Strangely enough I have never seen these in any restaurant in Stockholm. I never knew this existed until I saw it in a blog. Its such a pity since its such a great side. The recipe is available here.
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Source: Huffington Post
In recent times I have seen a growing number of articles discussing recipe plagiarism. As bloggers if we plagiarize or don’t attribute the recipe source correctly I guess in most cases nothing will happen. Bloggers can’t get fired unlike Pastry chef Anne Thornton. She was the host of Food Network show "Desserts First," who recently got fired and her show cancelled for allegedly plagiarizing several recipes. Thornton's plagiarism had three targets: Ina Garten, Martha Stewart and 2006 cookbook "The Essence of Chocolate."
She didn't literally copy and paste but the recipes were very close. In some recipes the differences were a sixth of a cup of flour, a half-teaspoon of almond extract and an eighth of a teaspoon of salt.
The plagiarism allegation is an allegation. Food Network representatives maintained that the decision was based solely on ratings. But maybe they are being polite, we don’t know.
In any case its pretty brave of Anne to 'borrow' or plagiarize recipes and use it on a public show. This reminds me of a saying “People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones”. I don’t think she has much prospects of releasing a cookbook anytime soon.