Tag Archives: roasting

Long time no see

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So life has been insanely busy. I am still getting headaches, but not after exercise now, so I have been a gym rat of late. My baby brother also got home after having been gone for two years in Brazil, and my twins turned four. So the past two weeks have been a whirlwind of fun and adventure. I have still been cooking, and made two things that I took pictures of. One was great, the other was ok. And I will try and post those tomorrow. But for now, I want to ask you a serious question. Have you ever roasted cabbage? And if the answer is no, I say WHY THE F NOT? Yes, I am shouting. Everyone needs to roast cabbage. I don’t have any pictures of my roasted cabbage because I tried a bite straight off the pan, and then ate the rest way too fast to even think about taking a picture. It’s sweet, delicious, crunchy, amazing. Need I say more? Buy a damn cabbage and roast it. Your taste buds will thank me. I basically just sliced it. Drizzled it in olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper, and then cooked at 350 for around 35 minutes. If you actually need better directions because I am not good enough for you and you prefer some Martha Stewart, go here http://www.marthastewart.com/315062/roasted-cabbage-wedges, sure you can thank Martha, but I told you about it, so I should get some thanks too.

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Garlic Mushroom Bruschetta and Roasted Asparagus.

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Last nights dinner was so good. I saw a pin for this garlic mushroom bruschetta and I had to have it. So I made it. http://www.donalskehan.com/2010/04/simple-garlic-mushroom-bruschetta/ I may or may not have eaten two servings, but let’s just pretend I ate one and the scale moved down today. Using your imagination is beneficial to your brain. I also decided to do some roasted asparagus for dinner, because it is so easy, and so good. And I am really in to roasting things lately.

Roasted Asparagus

1 lb asparagus, tough ends trimmed off
3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
salt
freshly ground black pepper
splash of balsamic vinegar

Toss all ingredients on a large pan, making sure to coat everything. Pop in a 350 degree oven and cook for about 7 minutes, open oven stir stuff around, and bake for 7 minutes more and voila, you have a healthy and delicious side. If you haven’t started roasting vegetables, get with the program. Steaming is so 2008.