6.29.2011

Four Solid Veggie Recipes


There is one thing that the mainstream and everyone else can all agree on when it comes to food: we should all be eating more vegetables.  I try to get a good helping of them with every meal…problem is, they can get boring.  Here are four unique ways to cook up some nice side dishes…

Roasted Curried Cauliflower Steaks
1 Head of Cauliflower
Cumin
Smoked Paprika
Any curry powder
Salt
Olive oil
Preheat over to 350

First, sit the head of cauliflower upright on your board.  Start from one side of the cauliflower and slice head into ¼ to ½ inch slices (should look like two-dimensional trees).  Arrange ‘steaks’ on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with all of the spices and salt on both sides.  Roast in heated oven for around 30 minutes (flipping them once) or until browned.
With my favorite meatloaf and some salad

Simple Arugula Salad
Arugula
One avocado, diced
One diced Roma tomato
Lemon
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Toss arugula with avocado and tomato.  Dress with a squeeze of lemon, drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Salad at breakfast? Yes.

Grilled Kale
Kale
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Preheat grill.  Drizzle whole kale leaves (steams on) with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place leaves directly on hot grill and cook until leaves brown and crisp.  Cut from stems when finished and cut into bite sized pieces.

*These can also be tossed with a dressing like a salad.  I actually tried it with some Greek yogurt and it was awesome...sounds weird, tastes great.
Great as a BBQ side.

Paleo Creamed Spinach
Chopped spinach
1 chopped onion
Coconut oil
Coconut milk
Salt and Pepper

Saute onions in coconut oil over low-medium heat until soft.  Add chopped spinach.  When spinach heats up and begins to wilt, add enough coconut milk to cover bottom of pan.  Add salt and pepper.  Let the mixture simmer over low heat until the spinach thickens (about 10-15 minutes should do).
More meatloaf!

 Give 'em all a try! Vegetables can taste good!

3 comments:

Erin said...

Where is this magical meatloaf recipe??

DBax said...

It's vegetable time right now. JK...I'll write up the meatloaf this week...

Erin said...

Hahaha - I am excited about the vegetables (my go-to recipes have become somewhat mundane), but I have ZERO go-to recipes for meat... plus you can't tempt with the photos and not give up secret!! ;-)