Note: This could easily feed 2 people, but after more intense work outs my appetite is raging, so this was perfect for just moi.
Zucchini & Potatoes
- 1 medium russet potato, cut in uniform chunks
- 1/2 large zucchini or 1 small, cut similarly to potato
- 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp rosemary leaves
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flake
- 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- S&P, to taste
- In a pot, bring water to boil. Add potato pieces and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add zucchini to the pot. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until potato is just shy of fork tender. Drain.
- In a large pan, saute onion and garlic until translucent on medium heat. Add zucchini and potatoes, rosemary and seasoning. Stir to combine.
- Let everything sit in the pan for a couple minutes without touching anything. Toss once and repeat. This is important because a crust begins to form and the flavors begin to meld.
- Turn on your oven broiler.
- Transfer mixture on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with nutritional yeast. Broil for 2-3 minutes. Vegetables should be golden and the nutritional yeast will add to the crust. Mangia!
Don't be afraid of the white potato. They have a bad reputation, but they're still nutritious and perfectly fine to eat in moderation.
As soon as I took my first bite I was immediately home again; could picture myself sitting around a table with my loud Italian family, all of us stuffing our faces. This dish is total, amazing comfort food. My addition was the rosemary - my grandmother never used it but I absolutely loved it here. I think rosemary and potatoes are the perfect combination.
I also had a salad with romaine, baby spinach, crimini mushrooms, sunflower seeds and my special homemade dressing (recipe to come, but it's so simple and delicious even my dad loved it!). I added some navy beans for more protein.
Tomorrow morning I'm going to Universal again (yay season pass) so it's going to be another early night and a lame food day tomorrow. But remember, with food, you can always go home any time.