Jun 30, 2008

Roasted Vegetables

I am addicted to the Food Network. I am not a huge TV watcher, but I could literally park myself in front of the TV all day long and watch Paula, Rachael, Giada, Robin, Ace of Cakes, Iron Chef, etc. I love it. Camryn also has a love for the Food Network personalities. She can identify Paula and Rachael's voices from another room. Apparently, when my sister babysat Camryn a few weeks ago, she took her to Target, and Camryn told the cashier all about how Bobby and Jamie cook with Paula. Jason and I are hoping this will pay off big for us one day, in that she will own a great restaurant, write a best-selling cookbook, or have her own cooking show and take care of us in our old age.


Anyway, getting on to the point of my post. This is a roasted vegetables recipe that I got from Giada last summer. Jason and I love to make it because it's so good and is a great way for us to eat our veggies! There are no measurements, because you just cut up whatever vegetables you want and season them to your taste. On the particular show I got this recipe from, here are the veggies Giada used:

Vegetables
Carrots
Potatoes
Zucchini
Mushrooms
Squash
Green Onions

Season with
Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper
Dried Oregano
Dried Rosemary
Dried Basil
Dried Thyme

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place cut up vegetables on baking sheet, and add dried herbs, salt, and pepper. Toss well, evenly coating all vegetables with seasonings. Add oil over vegetables, and toss again to coat. Add more oil if vegetables seem dry.

Spread the vegetables evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Here are a few pictures I took when I made these yesterday:

Chop them up and pile them on! You can see I didn't do potatoes like Giada suggested but used asparagus and red peppers. You can literally add anything!

Toss to coat with seasonings and olive oil

The finished product

2 comments:

Nichole Devescovi said...

I love Giada. If you haven't tried it, her green beans recipe is fantastic!!! We love Food Network too. I haven't tried those veggies yet, but we'll definitely have to.

Anonymous said...

i wish i loved to cook...i don't like cleaning up the mess. This looks good, though.