Do you ever just think, “This is way too easy to be this good?”
I do; all the time actually. (i.e. roasting...)
For some reason I have always had this irrational fear of using the broiler or the idea of roasting vegetables. It’s silly really. I thought you needed some kind of crazy pan or fancy tools I don’t have. Generally when I see a recipe that says “roasted ___” I just skip on by it.
But recently I made some amazing cauliflower soup that involved roasting cauliflower and potatoes. When I read the directions I realized that it was not nearly as complicated as I thought.
Making this soup has put me on a roasting rampage. Carrots, onions, cauliflower, potato, garlic, broccoli, brussells sprouts, my cell phone, people that annoy me; really anything that will go on a pan with olive oil and it’s on.
I think roasting is a great way to use fresh vegetables if you have some that you don’t want to go bad.
Last week I took a smorgasbord of random veggies from my fridge, chopped them into nice sized pieces, sprinkled them with salt and pepper and added about two tablespoons of olive oil. I put it in the oven for about 30 minutes at 425 degrees, flipping them once halfway.
When they were done and beautifully roasted, I sprinkled nutritional yeast over the top and served them with cous cous. Add some Frank's hot sauce on the top and you have yourself a party in your mouth where everyone is invited.
Easy, delicious, light, cheap and just perfect!
Now, back to contemplating what else to roast… Ideas?