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Fun With Vegetables!!!

Who says vegetables are boring???? I strongly disagree, there are so many things we can do with vegetables and so many different kinds. As I mentioned in a previous share, spices, spices, spices you can't own enough of them. Citrus juices or zest can also add some zing to a vegetable dish. Think of different countries and flavors they use on foods, look them up and try them in a few recipes, this is a great way to be creative in the kitchen.

Choosing a variety of vegetables to eat whether you are cooking them together or separate, figure out what works for you and your family. As they say "Eat the Rainbow" this goes for fruits as well, but we are talking vegetables right now. Whether roasting, grilling, stir fry, sautéing flavor can be added just by a sprinkle, drizzle, shake or squeeze. You can also add some olive oil with the spices or flavors toss the vegetables and let them sit in the flavors for a while before cooking, marinading your vegetables.

Here is a version of roasted vegetables Italian style. Potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, Broccoli, mushrooms you can add green beans bell peppers the list goes on, but the secret is in the flavoring. Feed your mind, nourish your heart and savor your soul!

Italian Roasted Vegetables

1 1/2 cups mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed

8-10 baby potatoes, cut in half or quarters it they are bigger

1 1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes

2 zucchini cut into 1 inch pieces

4 cups broccoli florets

12 garlic cloves mashed

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tbsp dried oregano (or any other Italian seasoning you may have)

1 tsp dried thyme

pinch of red pepper flakes

salt and pepper to taste

* You can add as much or increase the amount of the vegetables you want

Preheat oven to 425.

In a large bowl combine the vegetables, olive oil, seasonings, stir well to coat.

Remove the potatoes, and lay them on a parchment paper lined cooking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and add the other vegetables, return to the oven and continue to roast for another 20 minutes until veggies are fork tender. Serve

Italian Roasted Vegetables

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