There are a lot of kitchen gadgets out there. If you want to make, prep or serve anything, you can probably find a tool to help you do just that….
Tis the season for roasting all the things, especially vegetables. As the vegetables change out in my farmer’s market, I could’t be happier to see some of my favorite comforting vegetables return. Their return brings an instant coziness to my small table.
With the slow winding down to the end of the year, more potlucks and occasions have been coming up, and bringing that instant comfort to others has been my go-to. It’s a win on many levels for me- I get to make something without driving myself crazy (cause school is still very much happening), I get to share that with others, and I can now guarantee some delicious and nourishing vegetables will be on the menu.
The combination I chose for these Roasted Fall Vegetables, leeks, beets and sweet potatoes, so far has been a hard one to beat. You’ve got just enough sweetness, and with the za’atar and garlic, a good balance of savory.
To make things more interesting and to add some healthy fats and probiotics, I paired this with a yogurt dressing, which brings an already awesome dish to the next level. The vegetables already taste great on their own, but if you want to kick up, add in the yogurt dressing.
As more gatherings and potlucks pop up, consider bringing something simple to the party. Dishes don’t have to be complicated to taste good, and you can never have too many vegetables at the table.
No matter how long you’ve been cooking or how extensive your cooking repertoire is, there are always those dishes that if all else failed, you could just whip together. If your brain’s kinda fried or the new experimental dish bombed, there’s a recipe tucked in your back pocket you could save a meal with. If nothing’s super inspiring at the grocery store for a new an exciting meal, you’ve got the basic rundown of ingredients of that back pocket recipe in your head. …
I’ve noticed recently that I have an obsession with side dishes. Every dish that’s catching my eye in magazines, other blogs and Pinterest are salads or dishes overflowing with vegetables and interesting flavors. Most of what I make for myself are just giant side dishes with small touches of protein. Now that cooler weather is here, I default to thinking about all of the amazing vegetables I can roast up and easily enjoy….