Monday, September 20, 2010

Eat, Shrink and Be Merry II: Livin' on the Vedge

I love this recipe. It's bursting with all sorts of veggie goodness, and the salty kick of sheep's feta just adds a lovely touch.

You start with a ton of veggies for roasting purposes. I used one each of the following veggies: sweet potato, zucchini, summer squash, red pepper, yellow pepper, and a red onion, cut into chunks. If you had a portabello mushroom, this would be the place to use it!

Mmm. Colour

Throw them in a bowl with a couple tablespoons each balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and a healthy teaspoon of rosemary. Add it one drained, rinsed can of chickpeas. Toss it all about and throw it on a roasting pan. Roast it for 20 or so minutes at 425º. It should come out looking like this:

Mmm. Roasted Chickpeas.
While everything is roasting, make up 1 cup whole wheat couscous according to instructions, stirring in the zest of one lemon at the after all the liquid has been absorbed. Set the couscous aside until the veggies are ready.

Toss the whole thing together in a bowl with a generous handful of fresh basil leaves and a crumbled hunk of feta.

Those black chunks are purple basil!
Be warned. This makes a ton.

Look at you, with your virtuous meal.
A great, tasty way to eat a filling, tasty, vegetarian dish.

3 comments:

Keith said...

My mom uses ESaBM all the time (and the old school Looney Spoons) and every recipe she did was amazing. Those cookbooks truly do rick. And man that one looks delicious, you've really got a good knack for capturing food!

katyclare said...

I making this dish as I type! The veggies are a roasting in the oven. I'm so excited. Your post made it look uber-delicious. My bf George loves veggies - I love feta, so it's a win-win. It's also a win-win for me because I hate cooking, but I've prepared the meal, done the dishes and even squeezed a run in this afternoon. Amazing! Thanks for the post Alyson. Say hi to Phil!

Alyson said...

Thanks Keith - I'm trying to learn to use my fancy pants camera... I've had it for years and not known what I'm doing. God knows I love to eat, so it's a great way to practice.

Katy! Hi!! It is a great recipe - it really surprised me the first time I made it because it didn't look like much on the page. I love productive days when everything gets done. It sounds like a good one!

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