Tuesday, June 7, 2011

French Veggies!

I am back from France!  I had the time of my life and the food was awesome.  I went to Spain too and the food was even better.  Inspired by my trip I bought cook books in both places and acquired some recipes along the way and now dinner is even more delicious.  One of the inn's I stayed in made such good veggies the meat eaters were asking for the recipe.  It's nothing new but I just never thought of putting the spices together in this way!  I ate this with rice cooked in oil that I had used to sautee an onion in.. it matters OK.

French Vegetables

2 cups mixed vegetables (she used carrots, zucchini, chickpeas, green beans, string beans)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cardamom
1 tsp curry
1 tsp cumin

Cook vegetables in spices on low heat until fully cooked, let the natural juices of the veggies be the liquid so that the flavor isn't diluted.  This should be a mildly spiced dish as are most of the french dishes I tried, yum.

 Yummy vegetables, in France
Here is my own version but tex mexed it with chili verde and corn