Roasted Veggies, 3 Ways

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Ever buy too many vegetables?  Last week's ambition is about to become this week's star ingredient!

Start by roasting whatever vegetables you have on hand.  Pictured here: broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, red onion, and potatoes.  If you're new to roasting check out this awesome recipe guide by The Kitchn.

 

Now, use those improv skills... 

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With Feta & Basil in an Omelette

Additional ingredients (serves 1):

2 eggs, 2 TBSP feta cheese, 1 TBSP chopped fresh basil.

Directions:

Heat 1 TBSP olive oil in a medium saucepan.  Add the pre-roasted veggies and heat until warm.  Scramble two eggs in a bowl with a whisk or a fork, add a little salt and pepper.  Add 1 TBSP olive oil to  a second small pan.  Add the eggs.  Once the eggs set (about 2 minutes), flip the entire omelette over and cook until the eggs just become firm (about another 2 minutes).  Place the omelette on a plate and top with warm veggies, crumbled feta cheese and a pinch of fresh basil. 

Improv:

Use tofu instead of egg; use a different kind of cheese; use a different herb or leave it out.

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In a Whole Wheat Pita

Additional ingredients (serves 1): 

1 whole wheat pita, 2 TBSP hummus, 1 TBSP chopped fresh basil, 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 TBSP crumbled feta cheese.

Directions:

Cut pita in half and open it to make a pocket.  Spread hummus inside.  In a small bowl mix together tomatoes, basil and olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Stuff pita with roasted vegetables (warm them first if you like), and top with tomato/basil mixture and feta cheese.

Improv: 

Use a whole wheat wrap; tortillas, or lettuce wraps instead of pita bread: use another type of bean or tofu dip in place of the hummus; use another type of cheese on top. 

 

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With Grilled Beef & Arugula

Additional ingredients (serves 2): 

Grilled, or pan-seared steak (1 lb), 3 cups arugula,  2 TSP sesame seeds, 2 TBSP sesame oil. 

Directions:

Once your steak is cooked using the method of your choice, heat sesame oil over medium heat in a large saucepan.  Once the oil is warm, add as many roasted vegetables as you'd like and heat until warm.  Slice the steak and place in the pan with the vegetables to re-heat if needed.  Add arugula, and a pinch of salt.  Heat for a minute or until arugula just starts to wilt.  Mix everything together and serve with sesame seeds on top. 

Improv:

Use cooked chicken, shrimp, fish, pork, beans, or tofu instead of steak; use spinach, kale, or chard instead of arugula; top with Sriracha and/or a drizzle of soy sauce.