In the world of vegetables, for me, they come a verrrry close second to fruit. My favorite way to cook veggies is by roasting them in an oven. In the Fall, I crave roasted sweet potatoes, spring brings refreshing asparagus, and in the Summer, we pretty much have our pick of everything that grows in the earth to cook. My personal favorite is zucchini!
Roasting is also very efficient. When I get home from the gym, all I have to do is pre-heat the oven, usually at 400 or 425, drizzle about two teaspoons of olive oil, and choice of spices and herbs, and into the oven they go!
Depending on the strength of your oven and the mass of the veggie, (my oven could be better), it usually takes 30-40 minutes for roasting.
Tonight I roasted two heads of cauliflower I bought at The Fresh Market this weekend. Two for $5.00! I topped the florets with olive oil, lemon pepper, rosemary, and basil, and viola!
Roasted veggies are a great and easy side dish or a perfect topping over your whole grain of choice.
How do you like your vegetables?