First, I have to say that I am completely honored to have been featured on Kimberly Snyder’s blog for my Glowing Green Soup. This totally gave me the confidence I needed to keep on going with this whole blogging thing.
So this weeks assignment was a Turkish Vegetable Casserole dish. I’m fairly new to this whole veggie lifestyle. I’ve always been a HUGE meat fan. Although I don’t think I will ever completely eliminate meat from my diet, I have cut back tremendously and I feel great. To be honest, each time I make a completely meat-free meal I am shocked at how satisfied I feel after. And that is exactly how I felt about this dish. Completely satisfied. It was so flavorful and filling and my whole family really enjoyed it. Here’s my version.
Turlu Turlu Turkish Vegetable Herb Casserole & Kale Salad (serves 2-4)
1 zucchini, sliced
1 summer squash, sliced
1 yellow pepper, cubed
1 cup of asparagus, chopped
10 small purple potatoes, halved
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup carrots, sliced thin
1 – 14.5 oz can of organic diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, oregano
1/2 cup of water
2 tbsp coconut oil (plus some for greasing pan)
1 tbsp fresh oregano
1 tbsp fresh basil
1 tbsp thyme
2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop all of your vegetables and fresh herbs and throw them into a large bowl. Mix in can of tomatoes, spics, and coconut oil.
Grease your casserole dish and spread the vegetable mixture evenly. I used two smaller casserole dishes (one with cayenne pepper and one without for the kiddos), but you could simply use one large casserole dish. Pour the half cup of water over the entire dish.
Bake in oven for an hour or until all vegetables are tender. I mixed the vegetables half way to make sure they were all cooking evenly. Top the veggies over some kale for a delicious salad. You could also serve this with brown rice, quinoa or pasta.
Sooo yummy. This is definitely going to be a new regular meal in my house. What’s one of your favorite go-to vegetable dishes?