Some days you feel more restless in the kitchen than others. Nothing I had planned to cook in the next week looked interesting to me. So, I started rummaging around my pantry and fridge. I came up with sweet potatoes and garlic from my garden, cauliflower, frozen peas, a half used bag of spinach, canned tomatoes, and some brown basmati rice.
Hmm – add in some cumin and ginger and what do you get…Mixed Winter Vegetable Goodness!
This would be equally good with pasta or even on its own, but we had it with the brown basmati rice.
I apologize for the lack of pictures; as I said I was restless and thus, easily distracted.
Andrea’s Mixed Winter Vegetable Goodness – Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, Peas and Spinach
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 cloves garlic, minced (from the garden)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground ginger
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 medium-sized head of cauliflower, sliced about 1 cm thick
1 large sweet potato, cut into rough 1 to 1.5 cm cubes (from the garden)
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
14 oz can diced tomatoes (optional, or 2 Tbsp white wine)
4 to 5 oz. spinach
Heat a very large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, cumin and ginger, cook 1 minute. Add cauliflower and sweet potato. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cover and cook 10 – 15 minutes, stirring regularly, until tender. Uncover and cook until well browned, about another 5 minutes.
Add peas and canned tomatoes (if using) (if you do not use the tomatoes, add 2 Tbsp white wine to deglaze the pan). Cook 2 minutes. Add spinach and stir until wilted.
Check seasoning and service with rice or pasta. Enjoy!
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This looks like a dinner I might make!
I LOVE sweet potatoes!! (So much I started a whole business on them)…
If you love them too and don’t always have time to cook, I’d be happy to hear what you think of my creations… I came up with them in my Vermont kitchen, and now we’re in 60+ stores and on Amazon…
This looks like a dinner I would make!
I LOVE sweet potatoes… so much that I started a whole business on them… made up recipes in my Vermont kitchen, and now sell in 60+ stores and on Amazon. If you love them too but don’t always have time to cook them up, I’d be happy to hear what you think of my creations…
I’ve posted your recipe on my facebook page, cuz it looks really great. And I love how you just work with what you have. That’s my way, too 🙂
Lisa Johnson, Yambassador, Yummy Yammy