Oven Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Wasabi Chickpeas

It was a beautiful dry fall day today. The temperature went up to 70 ºF during the day, but after sunset, it got cold quickly, thus I had to go home. There was LES Garden Festival going on this weekend, and I could listen to pretty good rock and jazz when I was walking around. When I got home, I decided to roast vegetables because I had green beans at home and bought beets at the farmer’s market. At this time, beets are still in the oven because they take longer than carrots and green beans or a chocolate cake. Roasting vegetables in oven is easy and versatile. You can use left overs in a salad next day.
Ingredients: your choice of fresh vegetables such as green beans, carrots, beets, butternut squash, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, ah, endless list here.
olive oil
sea salt
  1. Wash and trim vegetables. Heat oven at 350-400 ºF.
  2. Splash olive oil on a baking sheet. Put vegetables in the baking sheet and sprinkle sea salt, and roll them over in the olive oil by hands.
  3. Bake in the oven until vegetables becomes soft, but not mushy. Vegetables with high sugar content such as carrots cook quicker than potatoes. So, as each vegetables are done, take them out of the oven. My carrots and green beans took about 10 minutes. Sliced beets (1/2-3/4″ thickness) took 35 minutes.

February 27th Menu

Green Goddess

Green Goddess

Breakfast: Coffee, Green Goddess Shake

Lunch: Roasted Beets, Roasted Green Beans, Baked Sweet Potato, Fuji Apple—basically last night’s dinner.

Dinner: Mulligatawny Soup, Roasted Beets Salad

Roasted Vegetable Lunch

Roasted Vegetable Lunch

Mulligatawny Soup and Beets Salad

Mulligatawny Soup and Beets Salad

 

 

February 26th Menu

Green Goddess

Green Goddess

Breakfast: Coffee, Green Goddess Shake

Lunch at Ba’al Cafe: Falafel, Fried Eggplants and Zucchini, Tabbouleh, Pita—falafel, tabbouleh, pita were very good, but fried eggplants/zucchini was way to greasy and not edible.

Dinner: Roasted Beets and Greenbeans, Mixed Baby Green Salad with Grape Tomatoes, Spelt Toasts, Baked Sweet Potato—yes. I did finish all of them.

Falafel, Tabbouleh, Pita

Falafel, Tabbouleh, Pita

Roasted Vegetables ove Green Salad Dinner

Roasted Vegetables ove Green Salad Dinner