9:59 AM I love exploring food! There is nothing more soothing to me than finding new products, exotic produce, or spices which invite to cook the craziest stuff! For the last months I am heavily studying Chinese or Asian food culture in general. I guess my running and #roadtorecovery lead me to a lot of TCM and the best wisdom to heal properly. 
Healing doesn't only mean to put salve on certain spots! For a longer time I am focusing hardcore on my nutrition, because I know that a lot of food has great benefits which is so important for our healing process! My healing process..

So when our new Chinese grocery store opened in the city, I decided to invest in more Asian food which I wanted to try forever - because of their benefit and popularity. 
I wanted to try lotus root so bad. 

Everytime I went out to have Asian food, I saw people eating this funny looking white veggie slices - I had no clue what it was...
When I explored our new supermarket, I was happy when I finally grabbed a bag of my own lotus root slices! There they were... yeah, I was really excited! 
I rushed back home and decided to try them as chips first. 

To cut a long story short - I killed a whole bag of lotus roots only as chips. I was so in love with the result that all the recipes I imagined to create weren't happening! 

Every week I made myself some lotus root chips and I dismissed all kinds of potatoes out of my life - that's how serious this romance was!

Lotus root! Where have you been all my life?
I love to call you my new bestie now and I hope you got the chance as well to try this recipe, because it will change everything!! 


YOU NEED 2-3 lotus roots or you grab a bag of frozen lotus root slices (grab as many as the size of a baking tray when you go with the frozen ones) + 2-3 tablespoons olive oil + 1 teaspoon sea salt + 1/2 teaspoon black pepper + 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 

1. Preheat your oven to 175°C.
2. If you are using fresh lotus root, peel the skin off and slice the root. If you are using frozen slices you can skip this step. (My frozen ones were sliced really thick... if you get fresh roots, buy them... here you can always decide how thick you want your chips to be!)
3. Take out a bowl and pour 2-3 tabelspoons olive oil inside. Add salt, pepper, and turmeric and give it a nice stir. 
4. Add in the roots and make sure to cover everything nicely. 
5. Take out a baking sheet and place your chips on it. If you have any access oil, feel free to sprinkle it above for some extra spice and flavor. 
6. Bake the chips for 20 minutes. Watch out if you have different sizes! The thinner ones get black very fast... I couldn't get an equal color for all of them, but at least they were hella crunchy! I don't mind ~ 
7. Take the darker ones out and let the thicker slices get golden brown as well. If you have to wait a little longer....prepare a dip or such - just be patient, you will be treated well!
8. Once every chip has a beautiful color, take them out and let them cool down a little bit! 
9. Eat them now or take them with you somewhere as a snack! 

Uhhh, this recipe is sexy. I just love how easy this is! 
Do you know what's even better? You can go crazy here and use your favorite spice blends! I went super simple with salt and pepper and I love a little kick of turmeric for coloring and health benefits! You could also add some Cajun spice, chilli, or BBQ flavor! 
Be prepared - your first lotus root experience will be delicate! Imagine the taste of a potato and the consistency of coconut meat - hard to explain, but you'll get it as soon as you tried it! 

Curious now?