Random thoughts and discoveries about life's joys and challenges as a single mother trying to become a vegan with with two sons and three dogs.
Monday, August 22, 2011
A Truckload of Roasted Veggies
I've had a weird diet today. I've been using up veggies from my CSA boxes. For lunch, I had a spinach salad with diced zucchini, cucumber, kohlrabi, purple bell pepper, and a tomato. It was a huge salad, so I saved half of it for tomorrow. Tonight, I decided it was time to roast some veggies.
I cut up probably a dozen small gold beets, a head of cauliflower, a big sweet potato, and 2 medium sized white potatoes. I tossed them in a mixture of 3 tbsp.extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. hot curry powder, 1/2 tsp. Spike seasoning, and 1 tbsp. lemon juice. I roasted them for 30 minutes at 400º. They weren't done, which didn't surprise me because I had so many veggies in the pan. I stirred them and put them in to roast for 20 more minutes. They still weren't done to my liking, but they were drying out and sticking to the pan. ACK! I drizzled a little bit more olive oil on them and sprinkled them with red cayenne pepper and smoked paprika. I gave them a good stir, turned the oven temp down to 350º and cooked them for 20 more minutes.
Finally, the veggies were done to my satisfaction. They have just a hint of a "kick." These are very tasty. I'm glad I got a significant portion of my veggies on hand either eaten, ready to eat, or roasted. I will be eating these roasted veggies over the next day or two. I think I'll have some of them in a wrap for my supper tomorrow for a little variety.