This is like, pandemic chic.
It’s that one meal where dried goods meets bottom-of-the-veggie-drawer meets garden birthage fresh. And it’s vegetarian! Just in case you needed to hear that today.
It looks like a lot, but honestly it’s just an ish-load of chopped veggies in a hot oven getting a gorgeous roast for an hour. See, hands off! This is the way I take care of you.
Oh – before we get down to the chimichurri, know this is highly adaptable. If you can’t find beets to use the greens in the chimi, you’re still a good person. Anything works! Grab multiple herbs from the garden and whizz it up.
Behind door number one we’ve got carrots and golden beets. I couldn’t resist the beets when I saw them batting their eyes at me in the store. That brilliant orange color melted me into submission and honestly I’ve not since recovered.
Dice it, roast it. (If you want to add a dash of cumin powder to this tray, FLY.)
And behind door number two we have two heads of cauliflower. I AM OBSESSED WITH THE CAULI. I’ve got loads of roasted cauliflower recipes on this here internet website URL and I’m not stopping anytime soon.
TIP: break or cut the florets down to a small size. Too large a floret yields an odd, off-putting yellowing post roast, and we ain’t got time for that. You want char. Deep browning. Crispy edges and tooth-tender centers.
You feel me?
Chimichurris, pestos, green slurries – I live for them. They make the perfect acidic drizzle for anything that has a deep flavor, like our roasted beauts. Get in the habit of whizzing these up. They’ll flip every single one of your meals upside down and right side up again.
Boil some gnocchi, okie dokie? (<—not even a chance of being sorry)
Once you’ve dropped these into hot water for about three minutes, they’ll float to the top. Save about 1/2 cup of that starchy pasta water and drain the rest. Add the water back and either a Tbs. of good olive oil or a pat of butter. Pinch of salt? Sure! We’re living today.
And then you pile it up like a machine and stare at it for about 30 minutes because it is a mountain of roasted glory. And that beet green chimi on top? That’s you with a flag. This is your moment. Shine, birdie.
You can serve it like this, or make individual bowls in the kitchen. But I mean, you know that.
The flavors are fantastic. It’s all pretty simple, but has that delicious layer of comfort pulsing through.
Pandemic chic, I sayeth.
Yes that’s iced coffee with it. This is where we are in life, you guys.