If you’ve read a few of my posts you know how I like to whip up a meal with whatever is available. Today, the “whatever” happened to be some root vegetables and greens. Here’s how I turned these ingredients into a dish that could be eaten alone, used as a stuffing for a veggie wrap or simply be served on a bed of hot rice or quinoa!
I chopped the root veggies and greens and threw them together in a pan with salt, crushed red peppers, olive oil and roasted the veggies for 30 minutes in an oven preheated to 450 degrees.
Out of the oven came the beautiful dish pictured below. The sweetness of the yam, the crunchiness of the beet and radish, the fragrance of the onion and the slight bitterness of the fenugreek leaves all melded together to create this totally yummy, healthy concoction!
I’d love to hear from you on quick meals you put together with the ingredients that are floating around in your home 🙂
Today I was craving roasted veggies with dinner and as I looked into my trusted resource, a.k.a my fridge, a nice, firm head of broccoli peeped out seemingly to invite itself to its place on the dining table. So I preheated the oven to 450 degrees, picked up the broccoli, chopped it into florets, and let my mind flip through the possibilities to prepare it.
Step 1: I tossed the cleaned florets with a tablespoon of olive oil, a crushed garlic clove, a teaspoon of crushed red pepper and some salt on a baking tray and stuck it in the oven for 15 minutes.
Step 2: I mixed a teaspoon of tahini with a couple of tablespoons of yogurt, a pinch of salt and a tsp of berbere spice and created the sauce to drizzle over the roasted veggies.
Step 3: I simply tossed the roasted broccoli into a bowl, drizzled the dressing on top and just dug in!
PS. You really don’t need to have berbere spice to do this. You could use a combination of cumin/coriander powder or simply chilly powder or any other spice that could go with yogurt. If you are vegan, you could skip the yogurt and simply use a teaspoon of peanut butter with a couple of tablespoons of toasted sesame oil and have a lovely dish as well!