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!