Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Q is for Quick

Charlotte at The Great Big Vegetable Challenge has worked her way through the vegetable alphabet and is now at Q. I've racked my brain, and am sure she has hers, and I can't think of a vegetable that begins with Q. Charlotte's creative solution is to make Q a "quick" category and all the recipes should be vegetable dishes that can be prepared in about ten minutes.

Balsamic Glazed Carrots
1 pound "baby" carrots (these come precut and peeled)
1/4 cup butter (4 tbs.)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey
parsley for garnish (optional)

Steam carrots for about 8-10 minutes. In a small saucepan, melt butter and mix with the honey and balsamic vinegar, mix and heat on low. When the carrots are steamed, place them in a serving bowl and pour the glaze over the top. Toss to coat.

Other quick vegetable recipes that can be found on this site:
Sauteed Red Chard with Clementine Sections and Feta
Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Asparagus
Sweet Potato Fries
Lima Bean Hummus

You can learn more about The Great Big Vegetable Challenge and the upcoming book in this interview at Kid's Cuisine. You can also vote for GBVC as a Food Blog winner in the Family category!


Miranda said...

I guess Quinoa isn't a vegetable? It is a plant!

The Expatriate Chef said...

I think it's a grain. But much better than I came up with!

foodperson said...

Maybe quince can be vegetable for a day. Or maybe fruit+grain=vegetable, and you could do a quince-quinoa dish.

The Expatriate Chef said...

Hmmm, you could cheat and do Vegetable Quiche, too!

Lu said...

How about a Quadruple Veggie combo