We would never describe ourselves as foodies, but we occasionally come across a recipe so simple and so delicious (see our Idiot-Proof, High-Altitude Recession Bread) that we feel compelled to share it with you in hopes of goading busy/lazy mediocre cooks like ourselves into gardening, cooking, eating well and saving money.

So here’s another idiot-proof, super-healthy recession meal for you and your family and/or your dinner guests and/or potluck compatriots (even the carnivores) will love: Rosemary Roasted Vegetables With Feta and Pumpkin Seeds.


You can pick absolutely any vegetables you like, but here’s what we picked:

3 beets
3 new potatoes
1 small head of cabbage or a 1/2 head
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
3 large carrots
1 red onion
1/4 lb. Crimini mushrooms
1 zucchini
1 stalk of broccoli

One of the most beautiful things about this recipe is that you barely have to chop or peel anything, particularly if you get organic vegetables. Just wash everything really well, coarsely chop everything and toss it all into a really big bowl.

Then you will need the following:

1-2 Tbs coarse gray sea salt (preferred, but not required) to taste
1-2 Tbs whole black peppercorns to taste
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil

If you have a mortar and pestle, grind the grey salt and peppercorn together until they’re crushed, but not powdery. Sprinkle the mixture over the vegetables to taste. Then add the rosemary leaves and the olive oil. Toss until seasoning and oil are distributed evenly. Then dump the bowl into a baking dish or covered pot of some kind. If you don’t have a lid, cover with aluminum foil and place in oven to bake for one hour at 425 degrees, removing the lid for the last 10 minutes if you like the edges of your veg browned.

Scoop the veg into bowls and add slices or sprinkles of feta cheese and/or pumpkin seeds (or not if you’re a vegan or have vegans coming to dinner) and you should feel healthy, not as poor as you could’ve been if you’d gone out to eat, and possibly a little bit wiser, though we don’t have any scientific evidence to back it up.

Keep this recipe in mind as you grow your vegetable patch. Any vegetable mix works. We also really like shallots instead of onions, or whole cloves of garlic.

Enjoy!

 

9 Responses to Idiot-Proof Vegetarian Carnivore Pleaser

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by KRCC. KRCC said: Super Easy Idiot-Proof Vegetarian Carnivore Pleaser: We would never describe ourselves as foodies, but we occasion… http://bit.ly/aaNz6K [...]

  2. Amy says:

    Looks yummy. I don’t see a “printer friendly” option, which would be nice.

  3. Sarah Milteer says:

    Did Ursen like this? I made a veggie heavy beef stew last night that turned out really well and Blake liked it, but the boys wouldn’t touch it.

  4. hiker gal says:

    Sarah – I’ve been meaning to ask – are you (or your spouse) related to the Milteers from Gary Indiana? (Tom, Artie…)

  5. culturetron groupie says:

    The place to get really good imported feta in Colorado Springs is from the Briar Mart http://www.coloradoeats.com/caspiancafe/briarmart.htm

  6. Sarah Milteer says:

    Not to my knowledge, hiker gal. Maybe distant cousins?

    I got my ingredients from vitamin cottage – making it with vegan cheese just in case. Will report my results later.

  7. Noel Black says:

    Ursen likes beat, carrots and potatoes, so yeah. It’s not his all time favorite, which would be baked chicken, but he likes it.

  8. Jeff says:

    Sounds good. Guess I’ll be buying some goat feta this week.

  9. Sarah Milteer says:

    It turned out brilliantly! Thanks for the recipe.

News

WJCT News
November 26, 2014 | WJCT · Jacksonville, Fla., is racing to find funds to deepen its port. If it can’t accommodate newer, bigger cargo ships from Asia, the city says, it will lose out to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.
 

Carrie Kahn
November 26, 2014 | NPR · The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade and had received death threats.
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Next week, Texas is slated to execute Scott Panetti for murder. He has a long history of mental illness but was allowed to defend himself at trial, where he insisted he was a movie character.
 

Arts & Life

Crown Media
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Christmas cable movies are a genre unto themselves. We take a look at some of the Hallmark (and other) romances that are surprisingly big business this time of year.
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Cold, dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files’ chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files’ “ghostly, magical storytelling.”
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
November 26, 2014 | WXPN · The British singer and songwriter’s voice fills subtle, muted arrangements with color.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Ari Shapiro previews his Thanksgiving Day conversation with Melissa Etheridge.
 

Courtesy of Sanctuary Records
November 26, 2014 | NPR · “I think if I had been an accomplished songwriter I wouldn’t have written ‘You Really Got Me,’ ” Davies tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab