I love to paint and I also love to COOK so I am extending my art blog to include the culinary side too! Sunday is always a good day to cook lots of food because I usually have time and it is great to slow down. I thought that today would be a great day to share my morning preparing baked winter veggies, a recipe inspired by my super Auntie – Karen Mae.
This is a wonderfully hearty vegetarian dish made with vegetables available during the Michigan winter. My partner, Solomon, is a big guy and a big eater. I cook for two, but this recipe will be good for dinner, lunch OR breakfast (served with eggs!) the following day and maybe a little left over to make some soup stock.
When possible I love using foods that I am able to buy locally and/or organically. Today I am cooking with some potatoes from a local Michigan farmer and Michigan organic onions and organic olive oil that I have luckily found for a reasonable price at costco.
This is such a versatile dish! You could make this with anything! AND since I never follow recipes I don’t have exact measurements to give. Just guess and have fun! Leave a comment here if you have any questions and I will be happy to respond!
Today I am using:
1 large butternut squash
2 medium onions
6 medium potatoes
1 buttercup squash
2 small zucchini
2 small summer squash
1 large eggplant
3 sweet potatoes
Garlic powder (fresh garlic would be better…I am out)
1. Wash/peel veggies
2. Roughly cube all veggies and place in a large bowl
3. Add enough olive oil to coat all vegetables
4. Stir and add your spices.
5. Dump into a large baking dish or two cake pans! (I love my big, red clay dish!!)
6. Lightly dust with parmesan cheese (if you want cheese – it tastes great without it too)
7. Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour and a half. Baking time will depend on the size of your cubed veggies. I would periodically stir the vegetables and check for tenderness with a fork. If your veggies are getting dry you may want to drizzle a little more olive oil.
8. Serve hot with some bread and a fresh salad!