When I have veggies over anyone’s house there’s usually just a few of them to the side of the dish. Or, as during Thanksgiving, big bowls of them but you spoon some into the side of your dish. Ya know?
Well I just had a large cereal bowl of veggies and I’m telling the truth that it was absolutely delicious. Seriously. .. Anyway here’s what I did and you should seriously consider trying this at least once. They just taste so much better than the ugly stepchild of a side dish with a little butter rubbed on top that you usually experience.
Here’s the deal. Start out with this combo and modify as your taste buds dictate.
- Take out a large saucepan with cover
- Peel & Cut into Pieces the following veggies
- 1/2 Organic Turnip
- 3 Organic Carrots
- 4 Medium Organic Potatoes
- 3 Medium Onions
- Some Cabbage (after you slice from the head and chop a bit separate into the individual leaves before adding to the sauce pan
- Add water, cover and bring to a boil
- After a boil has been achieved cook for about 14 minutes. You want the veggies cooked but not mushy. Use the carrots and turnips as your gauge. They are the hardest to cook and should be at the bottom of the pan directly in the boiling water. If you use a really big sauce pan they will take longer to cook
- Transfer the Veggies into a large metal mixing bowl. Remove the Veggies but leave as much of the water behind as possible. I like using a Slotted Metal Spoon for this.
- Take out a large cereal bowl and almost full with the veggies
- Add Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil to the top
- Carefully toss so all the Veggies have Oil
- Sprinkle on some Sea Salt
- Sprinkle with some more Sea Salt if you want.
- Toss again & Enjoy.
Now I just came in from the Supermarket (Haddock on Sale). Put the bags aside took out a sauce pan, a large cereal bowl and my slotted metal spoon. Pulled a large mixing bowl with previously cooked veggies out of the frig. Filled the bowl to measure what I needed. Tossed these Veggies into the sauce pan. Added a little water, covered and turned the heat on high. Then the food was put away, boots taken off and slippers put on. By then the veggies were heated up. So I put them in the bowl, tossed in some Olive Oil & Sea Salt and here I sit writing, happy as a clam.
Maybe you remember Mikey from the old Life Cereals.. “Try it, you’ll like it”. Hey, try it, you’ll like it. Trust me on this one.
If you like this post why not share with a friend? But even if you don’t like the post I hope you give this a try. It’s cold up here in New England (it will be a balmy 20F tonight). But some Veggies and a heavy quilt will keep me happy. Anyway, some related posts are as follows. Have a good week.