Roasted Garlic Vegetables

Wednesdays are sale days at the Whole Foods food bar in LA. Save $2 per pound just by coming in mid-week. Sold.

“Liz, I’m going to Whole Foods to get some lunch, do you want anything?”

“Umm… Just some veggies if they have them, you know how they make those veggie mixes with squash and zucchinis? I’d take some of that if they have it today.”

“K, see ya.” The door slams shut and Liz goes back to work.

Thirty minutes later, after disappearing into the internet abyss while html coding the new website, Liz hears a tinkering at the front door. Sara is fuddling with her keys outside, trying to unlock the door as she almost topples all three brown rubber-banded boxes she arduously filled with what could only be carefully selected, healthy, hot steaming food. She practically tosses the smallest one to Liz as she walks through the door.

It’s heavier than it should be based on Liz’s original request. As Liz skeptically opens the small box, her face becomes immediately horror-stricken. Sara, in good faith, bought her the two most dreaded vegetables to her on the planet: brussels and broccoli.

“Sara?! What the hell? I didn’t ask for these, I hate these.”

“What do you mean you hate them? Those are the two best kinds! You said get you veggies.”

“Awh gross. Sara, I said I would have that one veggie mix they make that I always get, not this. Serious yuck. These are YOUR favorite veggies, not mine.”

“Well suck it up ’cause that’s all you’re gettin.”

The sight of brussel sprouts and broccoli is completely disgusting to a lot of people. When Liz smelled this creation cooking in the kitchen later that week, she practically sprinted out of her chair to see what the delicious, garlic-y smell was wafting from the kitchen. As she reluctantly forked the veggie mix in, an ecstasy of flavor poured over her tastebuds, convincing her that maybe brussels and broccoli aren’t so bad after all.

A true skeptic, if Liz enjoys this dish, you probably will too. Perfect for adding a little nutritional boost to your diet, these green garlic roasted vegetables are a great addition to any lunch, snack or dinner meal. Do yourself a favor and give them a shot!


Roasted Garlic Vegetables

  • 1 lb brussel sprouts
  • 3 large zucchini, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a large baking dish with nonstick spray. Slice brussel sprouts in half, then place all the veggies in your pan. Spray with a little bit of cooking spray (we use Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Spray) and place in the oven for 35-45 minutes removing once to stir veggies around.

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