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Veggie Crisp.

 

I decided to give veggies another chance this week and created a ‘Vegetable Crisp.’ Reason for the name would be – directly before I made this I made an apple crisp (recipe coming soon..). So guess what I ate while making the veggie crisp?

 

 

No clue why I don’t like veggies…

 

 

 

I began by roasting some garlic, because this I do like.

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I figured if I smash a ton of stuff I enjoy on the veggies, I may be able to force ‘em down. Healthy stuff, that is. Because what I really want to smash on is bacon, cheese, buttered croutons and cheese. And bacon.

 

 

 

 

 

Since these sat on the dining room table for 7 days, I decided to give them some love.

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I toasted up 4 slices of Ezekial bread to make Ezekial bread crumbs. Super easy and healthy trick. You should try.

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As I was posting these pictures, I realized that I turned on the oven to toast these slices of bread. I do have a toaster. What was I thinking? I am losing my mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes my camera is posessed. I took this picture horizontally, and it came up vertically.

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I don’t know how to fix this, so please contort your neck to see the correct view. Thanks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bread slices went into one of the loves of my life – my mini food processor.

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I heart this appliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veggie. Booooo. Hiss.

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A verb to go along with my dislike of veggies: cutting them. They are such a pain. They act like this on purpose. They don’t want me to like them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopped butternut and acorn squash, and eggplant.

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Along with my occasional dislike for bread, I also don’t like tomato sauce.

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I don’t not like it, but I would never choose to eat it or order a dish at a restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

Salt, pepper and smoked pap.

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 I could almost eat smoked paprika. By itself.

 

 

Is that weird?

 

 

 

 

 

Diced tomatoes to make a bit of a ‘sauce.’

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Cheese. The major food group in my life. Not dairy. Just cheese.

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Veggies mixed with breadcrumbs and cheese. Oooooh. Ahhhhh.

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Don’t worry. This is just layer number one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The garlic, roasted.

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I squeezed the cloves out and mashed them. I figured it would be easier to incorporate this way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before baking. 

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I could probably skip the veggies. I could eat a casserole of cheese, roasted garlic, and breadcumbs. That is where it’s at.

 

 

 

 

 

Good news, folks. I enjoyed this!

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It had great flavor and I loved the crispy texture.

 

 

 

 

I even had a second bowl! And multiple spoons out of the baking dish.

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 I am a double dipper. I guess the American Spoon people had it right.

 

 

 

Let’s hope this doesn’t fail me this week for dinner as my previous veggie attempts have. If so, I am giving in to a world of fruit, chocolate, bacon and cheese. And bacon.

 

 

 

 

 

Veggie Crisp

1/2 butternut squash, chopped

1/2 acorn squash, chopped

1 eggplant, chopped

2 heads of garlic, roasted

2 slices of Ezekial bread, toasted and made into bread crumbs

1 small can petite diced tomatoes

1/2 cup parmesan cheese (or more. lots more…)

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika

 

Preheat oven to 375.

Add chopped veggies to a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Toss with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Add diced tomatoes and roasted garlic and stir. Toss with 1/2 of bread crumbs and 1/2 of cheese. Layer the remaining bread crumbs and cheese on top.

Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes, or until veggies are soft. 

 

 

 

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30 Responses to “Veggie Crisp.”

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    Diana — October 19, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

    That sounds and looks really good! :)

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    Julie @savvyeats — October 19, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    Mmmm…yum!

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    Noelle — October 19, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    That is always good news when you realize you liked what you made!

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    VeggieGirl — October 19, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

    Lovin’ all the roasted garlic action! :)

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    biz319 — October 19, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

    I still would have added the crumbled bacon to the top!

    For veggies I don’t normally like on their own, I make into bisque with fat free half and half!

    :D

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    tastyeatsathome — October 19, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

    This does look really good. I love winter squashes, and with roasted garlic? Even more yum.

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    Nicole (dishin') — October 19, 2009 @ 4:41 pm

    Yum! That looks awesome. Did the eggplant get soft too? Sometimes I have trouble with it and it turns out chewy.

    Looks delish!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — October 19, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

    The dish sounds great! I’m glad you liked your veggies! I actually love most veggies, but cheese is the best! Yes, cheese is a food group of it’s own!

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    whitney — October 19, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

    this looks absolutely DELISH! garlic is ze best! and i could DEF live the rest of my life on cheese alone :)

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    Barbara — October 19, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

    The minute I saw that roasted garlic I knew I would like this dish! But then I like veggies a lot too- especially with garlic and cheese! Good work!!!!

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    tanyams — October 19, 2009 @ 5:16 pm

    I am so trying this recipe! yumminess!

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    Abby — October 19, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

    This looks super delicious, Jess!! YA to you for “sneaking” in those veggies. Good hint, too, with the Ezekial bread.. I have never used that kind for bread crumbs before! :)

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    Nicole — October 19, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

    thanks for the idea of using the ezekial bread as breadcrumbs! i did that in my turkey burgers I made tonight! it worked great!

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    Lynn @ The Actors Diet — October 19, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

    glad you liked your veggies!!! and to answer your question on my blog about downtime with acting, i do enjoy it, but only after i’ve been working on something. when it’s been a while (and it has been more than a year for me, since i took last year off) it kinda sucks! as an actor you always think you’ll never work again. it’s not a good feeling!

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    Jess (Fit Chick in the City) — October 19, 2009 @ 9:56 pm

    I use to HATE veggies! Somewhere along the way in my mid twenties my tastes began to change. Maybe yours will too! ;)

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    lola — October 19, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

    that looks really good! i love squash just plain, but of course everything is always better with cheese.

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    justrun — October 19, 2009 @ 11:46 pm

    Wow. I had no idea this existed! I want some.

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    burpexcuzme — October 20, 2009 @ 2:45 am

    So. Damn. Creative!!! MY GOODNESS!
    I already saw this this afternoon, but didn’t get the chance to sit down and comment properly. Well, I’m here, but I’m still flabbergasted by the sheer genius of this!

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    carascravings — October 20, 2009 @ 3:18 am

    I’m loving this idea:)

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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — October 20, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    you always make the tastiest dishes and i love your step by step directions with photos! This looks delicious! I maybe would add some ground turkey in there to bump up the protein but it sounds delicious!

    roasted garlics are sooo good!!

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    eatmovelove — October 20, 2009 @ 7:37 am

    yummy! I’ve never thought of a ‘veggie crisp’. And I agree with the mini food-processor – I love mine !

    Just found your blog through Jenna’s and it’s great. I started one myself and am trying to find my own niche. It’s hard, but I love writing, so hopefully it’ll make me happy :)

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    chasingthenow — October 20, 2009 @ 7:50 am

    This is one of the first times I’ve checked out your blog, but chick you are too funny. Love the bacon comments, especially since I often feel the same way about veggies!

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    VeganGuy — October 20, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    Glad you tried veggies again and liked them! great recipe – can never go wrong with lots of garlic!

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    peanutbutterfingers — October 20, 2009 @ 9:38 am

    ahhh welcome to the dark side!!! i see a future veggie lover in you! :o)

    also, your email made me laugh hysterically! i loved it. your husband sounds like a great time & i feel honored he’d drunkenly yell out my blog name. ;)

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    Gena — October 20, 2009 @ 9:40 am

    Very cool recipe! the garlic scared me, but the end result is lovely :-)

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    brandi — October 20, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    that looks awesome!

    and we just about eat smoked paprika on its own, too :) not strange at all. That stuff is amazing.

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    Jennifer (Savor) — October 20, 2009 @ 2:23 pm

    Good for you giving the veggies another try! A fantastic recipe

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    meatlessmama — October 21, 2009 @ 8:39 am

    That looks mouthwateringly good, thanks for adding the link for it on my blog!
    My contorted neck and I really enjoy reading your blog, you are so funny.

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    blueberrymuffins — October 21, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    Those veggies look YUM! Expired buttermilk!!! You are soo brave :)!

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    Jessica — October 19, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

    That sounds like a great idea!!!

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