So if you've seen me in person lately, chances are that I've told you about roasting my veggies. I can't get enough of it. I joined an organic produce co-op, and I'm LOVING it! The best part of it is getting veggies that I normally wouldn't think to buy and figuring out how to cook them.
A while back we got broccolini, so I looked up how to make it (seriously, what did people do before the internet). The recipe I found said to toss it with a little olive oil and salt and pepper then put it on a baking sheet and bake it at about 375 or so for maybe 10 minutes or until the ends are a little crispy and brown. O-M-G, it was DELICIOUS! So now I'm hooked. Then I wondered if you could do the same with broccoli, and guess what - you can!!! I honestly don't like steamed broccoli unless it's loaded with cheese, but this is MUCH better and incredibly more healthy than heaping fattening cheese on it.
Also, did you know that kale is the new spinach (Modern Family reference)? Well, if you're wondering what to do with your kale, make it into kale chips! Here's what I made on Tuesday night and the play-by-play.
Wash the veggies and dry them, then get a tablespoon or so of olive oil and put it in a large bowl. Add some salt and pepper. Cut up the veggies and toss them in the bowl.
Next, put a paper towel down in a bowl and put the kale chips in there. They'll stay crispy but won't keep in the frig, so eat them all! You shouldn't have a problem with that because they're addictive.
Everything simmering in there infuses the chicken with delicious juiciness that has my mouth watering just thinking about it. (In case you're wondering, the chicken is cut into a million times because I'm super-paranoid about undercooking chicken.) Add that chicken with the olives, et. al. on top of a bed of brown rice, and prepare yourself for bliss.