Hunger inspires some of my favorite recipe ideas. Everyone has those days where there’s “nothing in the fridge”, you’re hungry and feeling a little lazy on the cooking front.
This happened to me last week. I was home by myself all day, and as noon approached and I hadn’t yet eaten anything, it was time to scour the fridge and the pantry to see what I could come up with. All I had was some wild rice, a big, clunky squash and some celery and onions.
It was time to break out my favorite cooking method: Roasting. Roasting vegetables is the simplest, easiest, most brainless way of cooking vegetables. The beautiful thing is that roasting them at a high heat brings out a vegetable’s sweetness by caramelizing its natural sugars. Just pop them in the oven and boom, 20 minutes later you have tasty little morsels of goodness.