Vegan Rosemary Chick’n With Roasted Potatoes

March 31, 2011 by Keri

I had my wisdom teeth drilled out on Monday and it’s been a much slower recovery than I was expecting. I still look like a greedy chipmunk, and I’m not sure if I have dry sockets, but the pain gets pretty intense. Plus, my stomach didn’t much agree with the medications I was given, so that really hasn’t helped the situation. I was told at my consultation there was a good chance of nerves being damaged, and sure enough, I can’t feel the right half of my lower lip or chin. Oh well! My cat, Tiger, has been taking great care of me and hasn’t left my side since I got home on Monday. He cuddles with me while I doze or lays on my legs if I need to sit up to type or drink. He’s such a furry little angel! Mkzr, our other furbaby,  has stopped by to hang out or sleep on my legs (between these two, my legs are kept very warm). but Tiger is just the epitome of loyalty.

Now, if I were to blog about this week’s eats, you’d see about 5 bowls of mashed potatoes and one delicious homemade vegan “Frosty” I whipped up that my stomach, unfortunately, didn’t agree with. I’m going to have to revisit that one when I’m feeling better. I read that some people chew soft breads or beans with their front teeth, but I’m just now beginning to be able to touch my front teeth together (I’m sure you have a fabulous chubby bunny visual by now), so maybe I can start stirring extras in with my fabulous all-starch diet. I’m hungry, but non-mashed-potato food just isn’t working out. I was prepared with frozen bananas and fruits for smoothies, coconut milk ice creams, and coconut milk yogurt, but the thought of anything sweet turns my stomach. My mom’s boyfriend was even so sweet as to make me cherry and orange vegan jello using agar agar!

Since none of you need the recipe for my mashed potatoes (I’ve just been boiling red potatoes and throwing them in the stand mixer with a little nondairy milk and sea salt), I’ll share a recipe I can’t currently consume. This is another recipe out of the “stuff I’ve served nonvegans” file; it’s easy to prepare and has plenty of flavor to please the whole family!

Vegan Baking Recipes

Rosemary Chick’n With Roasted Potatoes

  • 4 pieces (1 package) Gardein scallopini
  • 3 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spray or oil a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl, combine oil, paprika, rosemary, sea salt, garlic, oregano, and black pepper. Add in potato cubes and chick’n pieces and toss until they are well-coated in the oil and spice mixture. Place coated chick’n and potatoes into prepared baking dish. Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes, flip potatoes, and roast for another 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and chick’n cooked through. Enjoy!

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Aside from this post-op week of those magical mashed potatoes, I’ve been living high raw the past 3 weeks. I’ve felt amazing and I’m definitely planning on keeping it up. I guess my recipes need to catch up to my new way of eating! I still really enjoy cooking and baking, so now the blog is going to have an even wider range of (always vegan) recipes! Speaking of baking, next month I’m doing another kid’s birthday cake, so I can’t wait to show you what I come up with!

So, what’s new in your life? I’d love for you to leave me a chatty comment! I’m just laying around, staring at the wall, waiting to heal.

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  1. beth says:

    I hope you have a speedy recovery! I consumed lots of mac and chreese and applesauce when I had my wisdom teeth removed. I remember I couldn’t smile or laugh for weeks afterward. terrible! is the nerve damage permanent?

    This recipe looks really great. I’m going to have the opportunity to cook for some non-vegans in the next month, so I will definitely try this out on them!

    I can’t wait to see your raw recipes! Summer is coming and I don’t like to turn on the stove or oven when it’s hot!

    • Keri says:

      According to the doctor, it is permanent, but I’ve heard some people say they regained feeling after a month or so, so we’ll see! Thank you for the speedy recovery wishes!
      I hope you enjoy the chick’n and potatoes!

  2. scott says:

    Ugh sorry to hear about the wisdom teeth issues. The chicken looks great I’m gonna give it a try. Feel better soon!

  3. bitt says:

    It took me forever to get over my wisdom teeth removal. Be gentle with yourself. mashed potatoes sound just right.

  4. Hope your feeling better soon and that your mouth recovers and heals. I am sure you cat makes it all a little easier.
    That chick’n recipe looks wonderful and sure looks real tasty! Jus wanted to recomend trying one of our soup recipes, it always helps me if I am sick and it has been the only thing I have been able to eat at times being on meds that has made me and my belly feel horrible. Have a look and if you try let me know what you think 🙂

    • Keri says:

      Thank you; he does make me feel better!
      I’d probably have to Vitamix the soup because I can’t chew chunks, but thank you for the recommendation. It looks delicious!

  5. Lauren says:

    Eel! Feel better! That dish looks yum!

  6. Lauren says:

    That was suppose to say eek! Damn you auto correct! Lol

  7. emma says:

    Ooooh how amazing is agar? I used some today actually – to make vegan whipped cream. Soooo good!

  8. Vegmom says:

    Awww so sorry your having a hard time.. My wisdom teeth came out long before my Veg’ness, and I was big on applesauce, soups, and mash potatoes also. And pudding. Hubby took video of my chipmunk cheeks… Sooo mean.

    I used tea bags instead of gauze though which helped. And didn’t take the Meds since they made me so sick. But now i know about tea tree. Think i would be walking around with cold tea tree wash clothes glued to my face if i had my teeth pulled now… Haha…

    Feel better quick and I hope the nerve damage goes away. My Hubby had this happen with his cheek and the feeling did come back but took a long time. Best wishes…

    • Keri says:

      Aww, yeah I was in no mood for photos!
      Thank you, I’m hoping the nerve damage goes away or at least the feeling comes back in my chin. I think I could get used to missing the feeling in half my lip but my chin just “feels” awful!

  9. Chris Risse says:

    Mkzr is an awesome name for a cat.

  10. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Oh, no! It sounds like my wisdom teeth experience was just like yours… I didn’t want to scare you so I didn’t say anything when I commented on your pre-surgery post asking for good soft meal ideas – but the recovery is horrible, isn’t it?! I know many people who had absolutely no issues with their wisdom teeth removal, but mine was horrid. 🙁 So sorry you’re numb/in pain/nauseous. I hope you feel better soon! <3

    That rosemary chik'n looks AMAZING! I haven't had Gardein in far too long…

    Also, I'm currently laid up in bed, too (I'm sick with some bug, ugh!). We'll be bored & sick together. 😉 Healing thoughts coming your way, Keri! xoxoxo

    • Keri says:

      Aww! Oh my, yes it is awful! Although, to be fair, knee surgery was much worse! They put two screws in my shin so that feeling of metal in bone.. ugh! Thank you for all the healing thoughts! <3

      Gardein is so easy to find here (and always on sale for cheap, it seems), so we've had quite a bit of it this year! 🙂

      Glad you're feeling better, Jess!! xoxox

  11. betty says:

    Read your comment on the Domestic Vegan. Oil of clove will help your dry socket, call your dentist so they can take care of you right away!! Really it’s one of the worst pains. (worked in a dental office more than 15 years)

    • Keri says:

      Thank you so much. I went to the orthodontist right after I read this comment and they put the oil of clove in my sockets. Unfortunately, now the other side is hurting me!

  12. Miss Alix says:

    yikes! i hope you feel better. i think having pain in your mouth/teeth is the hardest to deal with, and i haven’t even had oral surgery or anything.

    on the other hand, this recipe looks really good, especially for being so easy.