I've been bored in the vegetable department lately. We tend to gravitate towards the same frozen things over and over, especially in the winter. Frozen broccoli, frozen peas and the occasional bag of MIXED frozen veggies for a treat! Note the hint of sarcasm. I'm tired of the microwaved vegetable side dish.
So I fired up the old oven and roasted some fresh veggies to mix it up a bit. I had a bag of pre-cut broccoli and cauliflower florets (I was feeling lazy), a package of white mushrooms, an onion, fresh garlic and of course olive oil. Recently, Olivari Mediterranean Olive Oil contacted me asking if I'd be willing to try their EVOO and they provided 4 free coupons for readers!
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As for the veggies the husband and I devoured them! The 5 year old? Well he was as fickle as a 5 year gets. First he tried the broccoli and said he didn't like the "sauce on it" which meant the garlic was a bit overbearing. Then he tried the cauliflower and loved it. Go figure. Of course the mushrooms weren't touched but I didn't expect they would be. That's one vegetable he consistently hasn't liked. I don't blame him. It took me about 30 years to appreciate the mushroom.
- 12 oz package of fresh mixed broccoli and cauliflower florets (of course you can just buy a head of each)
- 8 oz package of white mushrooms washed
- 1 small onion cut into large chunks
- 3 cloves of garlic minced or run through a press
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Kosher salt
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a pinch of kosher salt.
Pour into a casserole dish and sprinkle with a but more salt. Roast for 30 minute tossing every 10 minutes. I added salt one more time during the cooking process after 1 of many taste tests. 🙂
Here's little before cooking...
and after cooking...
I served with a version of Fast Salisbury Steak (I make it different every time) and some brown rice (we were all out of noodles.)
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|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|4||¼ of the recipe|
|80||4g||3g||old: 1||new: 1|
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