This is one of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables, especially frozen. my favorite is a mix of carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli. The low slow heat caramelizes the veggies, and leaves them melt in your mouth tasty. Way better than steaming! 🙂
Bag of frozen veggies
Salt and Pepper.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spread out frozen veggies in a baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
After 30 minutes flip the veggies over with a spatula, then cook another 15-30 minutes to the desired degree of done.
There are several ways to cook a spaghetti squash. Pick your favorite or what ever fits in your time schedule for that day.
1 Spaghetti Squash
Bake rind side up after cutting in half and cleaning out seeds. It will take 30 to 40 minutes at 375 F.
Separate strands by running a fork through in the “from stem to stern” direction.
Microwave the halves 6 to 8 minutes (let stand for a few minutes afterwards before using your fork to separate the strands) You can even microwave it whole but be sure to pierce it with a fork in several spots to avoid squash explosion. This will take 10 minutes on high.
Grate the fresh cauliflower. If you do not have a grater, you can chop it, but it will take a lot longer, so go ahead and buy one. It helps to cut the cauliflower into 3-4 large chunks so you can easily hold it as you grate.
Take grated cauliflower and place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes depending on microwave. Do not add water as cauliflower retains plenty of it and will release moisture as it heats up.
Have a craving for pasta? Once you try this delicious way to get your fettucine fix without all the extra carbs you will never go back. Add some lean ground beef or turkey into the red sauce and you have a complete meal full of protein and healthy veggies, and it is absolutely delicious!
4 yellow summer squash
1-2 teaspoon peanut oil
Slice all the squash length-wise with a vegetable peeler except for the inner soft seedy area of each squash.
Saute the veggie strips in a pan heated to medium and sprayed with peanut oil for about 3 minutes until soft.
Serve with tomato sauce and freshly grated parmesan cheese.