I was commissioned to make vegetarian dinner for the Yetis this past Sunday. And yes, hello, this is I, Annabel, back from the dead. I trust you’ve all been having a great year so far? Fab. I’m blogging from my iPhone 5. How #2013.
Lea got married, by the way, in December. Now she’s going to be all homely and stuff. Big change there!
I was inspired by Joanne and her delicious veggie meals. I thought this was a great way to wind down the week: with a heapful of roast vegetables.
- 175g large spiral pasta
- 1 zucchini
- a slice of Japanese pumpkin/squash(see picture)
- 1 very large Portobello mushroom
- 2 medium sized button mushrooms
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 carrot
- 1 head of broccoli
- 3 cloves garlic
- 5 cherry tomatoes
- 1 small onion for taste
- Oregano, rosemary, salt and pepper
The recipe is as follows:
- Arrange the vegetables chopped and sliced on a roasting tray. Smash the garlic cloves and wedge in between. Sprinkle the onions on top
- Toss the vegetables in a drizzle of olive oil. Make sure that there is enough oil to cover the vegetables evenly
- Sprinkle the herbs and salt and pepper casually over the veggies. Toss again.
- Throw in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
- While the vegetables are roasting, boil the pasta. Large spirals cook quite quickly I’ve noticed so be careful.
- When all’s been cooked, toss the drained pasta into the vegetables and toss again. You can add a little of the pasta water if the vegetables are too dry for you, which they were for me. The pasta water adds a little “sauce” to the mix. This was something I picked up on Iron Chef America, which I have been obsessed with lately.
Mrs Yeti interfered at this point and added a drop of cream. Initially, I protested but she insisted most vehemently and we all know that there’s no stopping her.
In the end, I didn’t think it wasn’t very creamy at all – not enough to compel me to head to the gym at least – but it definitely looked like it had partially stepped forth from a Nigella Lawson cookbook. Omit the cream if you so wish!