In some bizarre twist of fate, by the end of this whole adventure, she asked me to write a guest blog for her.
Anyway, I called her for ideas because I had to bring something dairy-free to a potluck and I don’t know how to cook without butter and cheese.. at least cream. BY the end of the conversation, I knew I was going to do something with all the veggies from our CSA that week (Amy and I share a Share and I had the whole thing this week). I give to you Roasted Vegetables!
I tend to think of myself as someone who needs a recipe to follow. That’s not how this one worked out, it’s more a set of directions.
Good sharp knife
At least three bowls
Roasting pan or baking pan with a lip
Salt and pepper
Garlic powder (opt)
Oven to 425-450
Gather all of your vegetables. Everything you have in the house. I had zuccini, carrots, potatoes, green garlic, onions, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, and beets.
Chop everything up to about the same size. I made the carrots, potatoes, and beets a bit smaller than everything else because I knew that they take longer to cook.
I used three bowls, one for the cauliflower and kohlrabi (significantly different roasting time than everything else), one for the beets (didn’t want everything to turn purple), one for everything else.
Pour some olive oil over everything, enough to coat everything. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Liberally sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Put everything (except beets, cauliflower and kohlrabi) in the roasting pan, and the beets in something else (another pan). Keep cauliflower/kohlrabi out for now.
Put it in the oven. Check on it after about 30 minutes, stir it up and add the cauliflower and kohlrabi. It’s done when you can easily slide a fork into the carrots and potatoes. Gently stir in the beets when you put it in whatever serving dish you use (they do turn anything they touch purple, but mmmmm they’re good).
If you’re me, make them again as soon as you get more vegetables and maybe even get a “Wow Mom, this is good” muttered at you by your oldest child.
Photo Credit: Allison Kuznia from GoofyMama