None the wiser (Creamy potato salad)

Are you tired of your wisdom tooth slicing its way through your gum?

Want to eat your beloved rice but it feels like you’re chewing shards of glass?



Unless you’re as unfortunate as me, you are likely to have answered no to all of the above questions. Sadly, I have had the worst couple of weeks tolerating this demonic tooth penetrating my gum with its spear head (note I didn’t say ‘my’ when referring to the tooth…its been ostracised). You know how food obsessed I am, so you know that in me saying that I have dreaded eating for the past 14 days, it means that this situnario is a serious code RED.

I had been living off a measly polenta and mushy black bean based diet because extensive food prep would be torture. I didn’t enjoy eating, so what was the point in seasoning? A garlic and onion free world is a dark and lonely place, so honestly, I had no cares to give about what I was eating.


I had this mastermind idea that if I made an incredibly creamy, delicious potato salad, then I could bypass the agony of chewing and…AND eat something that I could look forward to.


Hands down, it was one of the best decisions of my life. The flavours just spiced up the bland, tasteless dark hole I was living in. Plus it is sooo easy to make and only takes about 20 minutes from chopping board-to-mouth (think door to door, but in food terms ya zimmie?) which is great considering that you have to boil potatoes…I mean, you could even make it in between your love island/big brother breaks!

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Creamy Potato Salad (Serves 4)


1 kg. potatoes (not the baby potatoes, the Mummy potatoes – medium)
2½ tbsp. mayonnaise
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. fresh chives, chopped
1 tsp. fresh mint leaves, chopped
½ tsp. ground black peppercorns
pinch of salt


  1. Peel and cube potatoes, then boil in salted water until tender.
  2. Drain and stir in butter, then leave to cool.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix into a paste.
  4. Once potatoes have cooled, add paste to the potatoes and stir.
  5. Dance!

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