Saturday, December 31, 2011

roasted root vegetables

This is one of my all-time favourite dinner dishes. My mom and I have been making this throughout the winter for the past few years and it has never failed to be delicious.

Ingredients (pick as many or as few as you like from this list):
beets (red and golden)
sweet potatoes (hana, garnet)
garlic (whole cloves)
garlic (minced)
red potatoes
yukon gold potatoes
purple potatoes
fingerling potatoes
russet potatoes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
Cut up root veggies into small/medium pieces. Place beets in glass oven dish and pour olive oil in (so beets are coated). Roast for about 15-20 minutes. Add the rest of the veggies (including whole cloves of garlic). Add olive oil generously. Roast for about 15 minutes. Add minced garlic and salt veggies. Roast until veggies are soft/cooked to your liking!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Southwestern Pizza

Today at work I got a free Alvarado Street Bakery sprouted whole wheat pizza crust!
Jonathan doesn't like tomatoes and I don't like pesto, so I had to get creative. Here's the result!

1 Alvarado Street pizza crust (make sure you get the cheese-less one)
refried black beans (with salt)
daiya pepperjack (vegan) cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit. Heat black beans (I made my own with delicious spices...which I certainly recommend) with corn. Sauté the jalapeños in a little bit of oil (this is not necessary, but I prefer the flavor this way). Spread beans/corn onto the pizza crust and cover with daiya cheese. Then add jalapeños! Cook for about 10 minutes.

I found this surprisingly good and I hope you do too!

Note: The vegan cheese tastes a thousand times better than it looks, and I'm the only vegan that ate this tonight and certainly not the only one that was a fan of it.