Saturday, October 17, 2009

Almondy Asparagus Plate

Before entering into this recipe, I should first ask if anyone's heard of any serious health repercussions for eating particles of burnt parchment paper... Being unfamiliar with parchment paper and the broiler setting, I lit my food on fire twice. Hopefully, you know better than this.

What You'll Need:
1/4 cup raw almonds
1 vegetable broth cube
chili powder
bundle of asparagus
3 or 4 carrots
olive oil
lemon juice

Set your oven to 450.

In a food processor, mix 1/8 cup of raw almonds with the vegetable broth cube (as well as a few shakes of chili powder.)

In a bowl, throw in asparagus and sliced carrots. Pour in about 3 tbs of oil and shake the food around. Then, pour in the almond mixture and try to distribute it evenly.

Assemble your creation on a baking sheet lined with *parchment paper!* and throw in the oven for about 5 minutes. Then, change the setting to *broiler!* and cook [with oven door slightly open] for another 5 minutes or so. (Make sure it doesn't burn... or light on fire.)

After it's cooked and slightly browned, throw in some lemon juice and another 1/8 cup of ground almonds... Even the veggie-haters won't be able to turn this one down.

>>>Props to several other veggie blogs who inspired this meal.<<<

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