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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Veggie Plate: a Cool Meal on a Hot Summer Day

Veggie Plate, Cool Meal on a Summer Day


What turns a plate of Veggies (in this case: mushrooms, zucchini, and tomatoes) into a delicious meal?  In my humble opinion, any of these techniques will do:

-Browning/ Sauteing the veggies (don't be afraid of high heat)
-using plenty of good Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-Fresh Garlic
-Fresh sliced/ diced Onions
- and of course: SALT!

I made all these Veggies yesterday so today I was able to simply pull the Pyrex out of the fridge and plate it and sit down to enjoy.  Isn't it pretty?!  I think so :) and yes, it was delicious - due to the browning, the good EVOO, the garlic, the onions and the salt.

You may say:  where is the protein?!  Well it was a hot day and I wasn't all that hungry, but still, I never skip a meal; this was the perfect solution :)   After sitting down to eat it I thought....mmmm some nice Kalamata Olives would have been a great addition or some fresh Mozzarella, alas I had neither and survived with just the Veggies ;)

You know about "eating your water"?   That's a thing and very important in the summer heat.  This meal fits the bill!

Enjoy :)