Thursday, 17 January 2008


What do you call a vegetarian who goes back to eating meat? Someone who lost their veg-inity!

Living with 2 carnivores makes food choices rather boring, you have meat and then think of some vegetable you can slip onto the side of the plate that they might or might not eat.

Having my 6 foot 4 inch vegetarian brother in-law with us, has made food preparation exciting. I make 4 different vegetable dishes each more "exotic" than the other.

Last night I made a vegetable platter of note. It is very simple to prepare, and even the carnivores took seconds!

Basic Vegetable Platter
3 Aubergines sliced in 1cm slices long ways

20 small rosa tomatoes (mine were not the very small baby ones)

10 small red cocktail onions (with the skin on)

5 Raj chillies

8 whole garlic cloves, with the skin on

Fresh Thyme stalks

Sea salt and Black Pepper

Olive oil
Layer all the vegetables in a large roasting pan and drizzle with lots of olive oil.
Grind lots of Black pepper on, and sprinkle with sea salt.
Tear the thyme over the top and toss so everything is coated.
Bake for about 60 minutes in a hot oven (about 200 - 220 degrees) until everything is soft, but not mushy.
Serve with couscous.
I am having the leftovers (not as much as I thought) for lunch today.

Boy Melon: Honey, dew you want to run away and get married?
Girl Melon: Sorry, I cantaloupe.


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Cakespy said...

Ha! That is funny, Veg-inity ;-)

Rose&Thorn said...

Cakespy, I liked it too! Thanks

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