Monday, January 14, 2013

Roasted Veggies

On P10 you will find yourself spending a lot of quality time with your (possibly new) friend the vegetable.  This recipe is simple, quick and very tasty.  There are many different combinations you can try.  This recipe is great for all Stages of P10.

Oooohhhh....I shouldn't forget to mention that if you dice red onion up very small and toss it into the recipe, the little red onions bits crisp up and taste like....bacon bits.  At least I think so. 

This would make a great side dish - or throw them onto your salad - or dot them with goat cheese and enjoy.


Olive oil

Regular salt or kosher salt
Note:  try different types of seasonings, like Chinese five spice, garlic salt, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, curry powder, thyme, cumin, etc.

3 or more cups of any kind of veggie you like or a combination: 
     asparagus (cut 1 inch off bottom)
     green beans, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets,
     Brussels sprouts (cut off bottom core and then cut in half),
     chunks of zucchini or squash,
     diced potatoes or sweet potatoes,
     onions sliced or diced
     mushrooms, clean and halved


Preheat oven to 450.

Make sure the veggies are clean and DRY. 

Drizzle about 2 tablespoons olive oil on the baking sheet.  Then spread the veggies out on the sheet and drizzle with another 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt or some other seasoning.  Use your hands or utensils to toss and mix it all together and then distribute it all evenly on the baking sheet. - OR combine the veggies, oil and seasoning in a ziplock bag and go to town with it.

Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, flip the veggies over halfway through cooking.  They will be brown and crispy when they are done.  Keep an eye on them as cooking times vary.

Asparagus is great with a little squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkling of parmesan cheese before serving.

If you have something else in the oven that needs a lower temp, this recipe will still work, just cook the veggies longer...

1/2 cup of cooked vegetables = 1 serving

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