بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
HOW TO EAT TO LIVE, BOOK TWO
“YOUR BEST vegetables are: cauliflower, cabbages (not the green cabbages)… Some other vegetables we eat are as follows: Brussels sprouts, ASPARAGUS, eggplant, okra, squash and rhubarb.”
BALSAMIC & GARLIC ROASTED ASPARAGUS
WITH MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS
As-Salaamu Alaikum Beautiful and Beloved Black Sisters!!!
I saw this recipe on Facebook and you know I can’t ever do things the conventional way, Right? So, I decided to make it how
I LIKE IT!
Just use however much you need. Asparagus is sold by the pound. I bought one for myself and my son. I’m using a whole package of sliced mushrooms. Two small onions and about four garlic cloves. About five tablespoons of butter and salt and seasonings to taste.
Here’s The Plan:
* Break off the stems of the asparagus.
(It’s better if you just snap off the ends. That way you can keep more of the edible part.)
*Wash them, then lay them in Corningware or any covered baking dish;
*Cover with the mushrooms
(I bought sliced. Now I’m regretting it. Whole next time, In Sha Allah)
*Add some chopped onions (I’m using two small ones)
*Stick in a few Peeled whole garlic cloves (pierced with a fork)
*Drizzle some homemade butter over everything
*Sprinkle some Salt and Italian Seasonings on top.
*Cover and shake to mix everything thoroughly.
Then I’m going to bake/roast it all in a moderate oven (about 350° F) for about twenty minutes, or until I start to smell them. Then I’m going to let them sit in the oven for about twenty more minutes. I don’t care what those professional chefs and food “connoisseurs” say, ASPARAGUS TASTES BETTER WHEN IT IS SOFT and BUTTERY and SALTY!!!
They can break their teeth if they want too. I like all my roasted vegetables soft and buttery. I feel like I can eat them right now!
This recipe also calls for VINEGAR!!!! I can’t remember the last time I cooked with vinegar, but I love the taste. So, I can’t wait to try this. I bought some Balsamic Vinegar for the first time in my life this morning. I’m so excited. 🙂
Anyway, after I roast everything I’m going to sprinkle a couple drops of vinegar on a little just to see how it tastes. And if it’s yummy, I’m going to pour a couple Tablespoons over the whole thing and shake it up!
ALMOST TIME FOR DINNER!
Better get started! 🙂
“This just in…..”
Well, Sisters, it was delicious. I had to rest a minute and let it digest a bit, but it was very good. We will be having this again next week, In Sha Allah. Use about one tablespoon of vinegar.
You can read How To Eat To Live, Book Two in its entirety here.