Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tangy Roasted Vegetables

First, I want to thank all of you for the comments you left on the Artichoke Bread post last week. Second, I am seriously wowed how it's taken off and many of you have posted your own variations. That's one of the many things that makes blogging so much fun.
I have received a few emails asking for different recipes for artichokes. Stuffed Artichokes is one of my favorites and once you try them, they will become a favorite of yours too! They are part of our Easter tradition, I made three of them Saturday afternoon.
I really enjoy vegetables; I simply love their bright colors, flavor and textures. Always trying different ways of preparing them, making them slightly more interesting, flavorful and fun to eat.
In the many years I have slaved over a hot stove, I still haven’t found a whole lot of different ways to prepare mixed vegetables to make them really stand out. Of course you can think of exotic ways to prepare them — throw in a good splash of balsamic vinegar, add a small handful of sun-dried tomatoes or even sneak in some melted anchovy! I like to get maximum flavor out of vegetables and try to keep it simple at the same time.


I am so loving this sauce and have been using it way more than I probably should, but I just haven't gotten tired of it. Roasting the vegetables with the Country Bob's sauce made for a zesty vegetable dish that put a little zip in my do-da!

I had a little less than half of a bag of stir-fry vegetables in the freezer. To the stir-fry vegetables I added a handful of sliced baby bells mushrooms, a few grape tomatoes and half of a sliced red onion. Season with a little salt and black pepper. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of Country Bob's Sauce and toss the vegetables to evenly coat.
Place in a pre-heated 425 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. These are absolutely fantastic, they hit all the right spots. I actually ate most of them … all by myself. Shameless, I tell ya.

32 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Great way to prepare the roasted veggies - very yummy!

Steph said...

mmmm! I love veggies!

Cheryl said...

YUMMY, I recently became a fan of the roasted veggie!

April said...

Yum, these look good!!

B said...

Just came across your blog and as a girl who loves yummy food, I think I'll sit for a bit and take a nibble of everything you've got!

gigi said...

I need to invite Country Bob to come and visit my kitchen a bit. Everything would taste better with Bob and you preparing it! Yeah!

Scate said...

Anything named Country Bob's has to be great. I am always looking for new ways to get veggies on the dinner plate - thanks for sharing! Great blog.

Netts Nook said...

Anything stir-fry works for me I am going to find that sauce thanks for sharing.

Marjie said...

I can eat way more veggies than I have a right to...not that the men in my life complain. These were some really pretty veggies!

onlinepastrychef said...

Nice! Since we plan on having a garden when we move, I need to find as many ways as possible to prepare Our Bounty--this sounds great:)

Mary said...

These look so good. I wonder if Country Bob does mail order? I'll have to investigate.

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Awesome, thanks for a great way to make veggies more fun! Love it!

Jenifer
J&J DISH

Donna-FFW said...

Looks like a fantastic different way to prepare roasted veggies. Love the idea.

Pam said...

I love roasted veggies. The sauce sounds great - I'll be on the lookout for it.

jenjen said...

I have never heard of that sauce. But the veggies looks so delicious. I am going to try to find some of it. Thanks for the tip!

XOOX
Jen

Debbie said...

Roasted vegetables sound wonderful and they look so good.

Elra said...

Simply delicious Katherine!
Cheers,
Elra

The Blonde Duck said...

Hey if they're veggies, it's good for you!

And I would actually eat these! Yum!

Cathy said...

Yum! I always need new ways to present vegetables, and this looks wonderful!

Natashya said...

Hooray for veggies! Sounds great!

Lynda said...

Looks so yummy! I'm going to look for that sauce when I go to the store next time. I love easy ways to do veggies!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I love roasting veggies! You found a great use-up for the freezer veggies. I've never used Country Bob's, but I'll try it out!

thecleanveggie said...

those veggies look awesome!

melissa said...

Nice that you're enjoying that Country Bob's so much. You and Michele both definitely found unique ways to use it.

Thanks so much for the stuffed artichoke link. That's the one for me. YUM.

Ginger said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I have the sauce and never know what to do with it. You veggies look and sound amazingly good!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I keep hearing about this sauce... I'll have to try it. These veggies look delish!

Reeni♥ said...

These look delicious! And I am so happy because I won a bottle of this sauce I see you raving about! I can't wait to try it out!

Chris said...

I haven't had meat in two days (think I was in beef burnout mode) so this really looks delish!

My favorite artichoke dish is an artichoke bisque that I made up for Mother's Day for my wife years ago and second is fried artichoke hearts.

Oh no....it's 10:30pm and I'm about to go see if I have a jar downstairs. Sigh.....

Bridgett said...

I love roasted veggies and never get tired of trying new recipes for them. Yours look gorgeous with that color! wow.

Pearl said...

oh those roasted veggies sound so incredible! i found your blog through another's and was hoping to add you to my blogroll... i'd love to read more of your posts! :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your roasted vegetables look really good. I know we need to eat more vegetables in our family (love, absolutely love meat) and this recipe looks easy and tasty.
Thanks Katherine.
Sam

Elyse said...

Mmm, those roasted veggies look pretty darn good. I may be a sweets girl at heart, but I have a deep appreciation for the wonderfulness that is roasted veggies!