Friday, June 22, 2007

veggie fest/marathon

How do you like your veg, and how much veg do you eat?
Well, Mrs C and I eat mountains of the stuff -- sometimes we
cook so much that we can't eat it all. We usually cook veg by
steaming it -- to enhance/preserve the flavour of it.

Other times we roast it -- an idea we copied from watching one
of Jamie Oliver's TV programmes. It's very simple to do - to
chop up your favourite veg, then lightly coat it in oil (olive
or sunflower) and then to pop the tray in a hot oven for 45 mins
to an hour (about 200 deg C).

As regards the veg, we chop up whatever's in the house -- we
usually have in some onions (red/cooking), potato (I've found
that new potatoes - the Jersey Royal variety in particular, are
delicious), sweet potato, peppers, carrots, celery, courgettes
and parsnips.

I sometimes include a few sprigs of fresh rosemary in the mix.
Towards the end of bake (about 15 mins or so), I add in lots of
very lightly oiled halved/quartered mushrooms and several cloves
of garlic (with the skins left on - about 4 per person).

We eat all this with cottage cheese or some home-made houmous -
and sometimes with some steamed brocolli too -- veggie-heaven!


Blogger angel said...

ooh i love my veggies! i must try roasting them like that...

6:49 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Hi Angel,
I sometimes think that if we all were to be re-incarnated, then Mrs C and I would come back as bunny rabbits, given the amount of veg we munch through ... or as monkeys/fruit bats, as we eat a lot of fruit too. :)

6:55 AM  

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