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Esurientes - The Comfort Zone

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Vegetable stack

It's like that Kellogs Cornflakes ad: Sometimes the simple things in life are often the best. And when you have a fridge full of red capsicum, early-spring asparagus, rocket lettuce and home-grown zucchini you have the making of such a satisfying dinner. I just grilled all the vegies (bar the rocket!) with a sprinkling of dried oregano (the stuff from Greece dried on silent mountainsides by young virgins...), olive oil and salt flakes. I then made a restaurant-style TOWER! of criss-crossed vegetables layered with some home-made pesto and different types of soft cheese we had (herbed goats cheese - yum! and light cream cheese), some Italian proscuitto for smoky saltiness and a touch of the fab unrefined honey for just that hint of sweetness.
Very satisfying - both in taste and in the knowledge of the goodness of lots of healthy vegetables getting into your body. And very quick to make on a worknight.


  • The vegetables look so appealing - all those fabulous colors together. It's like a party on a plate.

    I love visiting your site.

    By Blogger Ruth, at 9/21/2005 01:32:00 pm  

  • I love char grilled vegetables yours look so nice and fresh.

    They are also good on pizza bases -just wholemeal lebanese bread, pesto and a bit of cheese one of my favourite quick meals.

    By Blogger Lushlife, at 9/21/2005 05:27:00 pm  

  • Oh my! Now it's know what it's like to watch "spring" from "fall". You'll have to inspire us through the winter ... Alanna

    By Blogger Alanna, at 9/21/2005 10:00:00 pm  

  • So pretty Niki!

    By Blogger Zarah Maria, at 9/21/2005 10:29:00 pm  

  • No fair - that plating is way too gorgeous!

    By Blogger Nic, at 9/22/2005 12:35:00 am  

  • Gorgeous and tasty looking! I'm almost sad that we're ending summer over here ... asparagus is long gone.

    By Blogger tara, at 9/22/2005 12:42:00 am  

  • Hi!

    I would like to invite you to participate in "I Like 'em Spicy!", a fortnightly food event, where all participants have to come up with a spicy recipe using the Star Ingredient (which id different every fortnight)!

    The rules are simple:

    1. The recipe has to use the Star Ingredient as the base of the dish
    2. It has to be SPICY!!
    3. Dishes can be of any form you can imagine, appertizers, mains, desserts, drinks...whatever you can come up with!

    On the 1st and 15th of every month, I will the post the Star Ingredient and you are expected to email your entries to hookedonheat@gmail.com by the next two weeks.

    At the end of the two weeks, I will post all the recipes on a special blog built especially for "I Like 'em Spicy!" so you can all view the fabulous entries!

    For further details do drop in "Hooked on Heat", at www.hookedonheat.blogspot.com and join in on the fun!

    - Meena

    By Blogger Meena, at 9/22/2005 02:39:00 am  

  • This looks and sounds totally delicious! (And healthy too!)

    By Blogger Kelly, at 9/22/2005 09:21:00 am  

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