Veggies are calling

Posted by Jennifer Campoli on November 16th, 2010
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I started my day off grand…

Beautiful bowl of whipped banana oatmeal with a drizzle of maple syrup

And then found myself craving veggies again.

Veggies you say?




I know Mom…I've evolved.

For a few weeks now all my body has wanted was comforting, warm and heavy food. A result of chilly times arriving in Boston.

And then this past weekend I began to crave fresh, crisp veggies.

I obliged.

Yesterday's lunch consisted of your most basic roasted broccoli + zucchini. I need to perfect my roasting abilities as the zukes were quite mushy. Still quite edible but not my favorite consistency. Any recommendations on that?

I roasted this gorgeous platter at 375 for 30 minutes.

Served with a perfect bowl of Butternut Squash + Apple soup. Bowl x2

But then today I started to thumb through the gorgeous cookbook that my darling gal gave me this weekend as a wedding gift. Thank you!!! :) She is a truly talented cook and a well seasoned vegetarian. Therefore I had to request some of her fav veggie cooking resources!

This morning my eyes landed on this…

Yes, I know mangoes aren't in season but she had to be mine. So I ran out and found the first mango I could.

The mango slaw was born right here on this very morning.

I give you my slightly modified Mango Slaw recipe.

Mango Slaw (adapted from Moosewood)

What you need to succeed:

  • 1 head of cabbage + 1 cup of sliced carrots OR 1 bag of cabbage/broccoli slaw
  • 1 mango cubed
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • s + p

Mix dressing: lime juice, brown sugar/maple syrup, olive oil, garlic, s + p.

Whisk until sugar dissolves. Set aside

Slice mango into small, bite size pieces.

Add cabbage/broccoli slaw + mango to a bowl.

Pour dressing over mixture and stir to coat evenly.

Do as I do and eat directly from bowl. :)

Delicious, simple, fresh and crisp!

What are your favorite go to veggie dishes? Share! I need to build up my repertoire over here!

Have a most wonderful day.

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