Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Delicious Vegetable Bake!

So it seems like I've been away for a while, which I have. Quite apparently starting my foundation art college seems to be more stressful than I expected! But ho hum, I have Wednesdays off so this is when I'll probably be catching up on a lot of my blogging. 
Today I have a wonderful recipe to share with y'all that I made last week as an experiment and it turned out to be mighty fine! 
2 medium potatoes
2 courgettes
2 medium onions
100ml vegetable stock
3 medium tomatoes 
a handful of baby tomatoes
parmesan or grana padano cheese

Method - Oven on 200˚C/Gas mark 6
Chop the potatoes into several 1cm (ish) slices and then boil them in a pan of water until they become a little tender. Make sure they are not falling apart otherwise the later steps will be more difficult. Once tender, drain the potatoes and pop to one side. 
Chop up the rest of the vegetables (and fruits...tomatoes...eh!) including the onions (I just forgot to take a picture of them), into similar 1cm (ish) slices. Chop the baby tomatoes in half or into 3 small slices. 
 Layer up the vegetables in an oven proof dish. I like to put some of the baby tomatoes on top because it looks nice. 
Mix up and pour the vegetable stock over the top of the vegetables, and then grate some parmesan or grana padano cheese across the top. You can season the bake at this point if you want to, sea salt seems to add a little something when added to the top of the bake. Pop it in the oven for 25-35 minutes and...
If you don't like roasted vegetables, you will like this, if you do like roasted veg, you'll like this. If you like your veg soft and "mushy" leave it in for a little longer and test it with a knife or fork before taking it out of the oven, or if you like your veg a little crisper take it out when you feel it is cooked. This dish requires a little instinct cooking. 
I love how the onions go nice and crispy on top, and the tomato juice drips through the veg giving it all a tangy, sweet taste. 
If you don't like tomatoes, don't add them, just add an extra 100-200ml of stock to the dish. These vegetables can easily be replaced with other veg, like carrots or leeks <- yum! 
You can have this as a main by itself or cook a chicken breast to have with it, I did that and it was YUMMY!!!! 
This is part of 'The Aria Project' as I want to be eating a lot healthier. You will be able to find things like this, as well as fashion etc. all under the 'Aria Project' tab at the top of the page. 
Keep healthy!

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