By Kristen Rasmussen, MS, RD
For more information about balancing your plate, visit cafebonappetit.com. Here are three simple, yet tasty recipes that, when combined, create a balanced plate. Feel free to experiment with additional herbs and spices.
Salt and Pepper Roasted Romanesco
- Chop vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or cauliflower into equal sized pieces, toss with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes (broccoli or cauliflower), 30 – 40 minutes (Brussels sprouts), or until browned.
Curried Garbanzo Beans
- Soak beans or legumes over night. Cook 1 part dry beans in 2 parts water until liquid is absorbed (about 20 minutes for lentils, 1 hour for garbanzo beans). Add spices such as curry, turmeric, cumin, or and garam masala to taste.
- Soften diced onion and carrots in vegetable or olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 part dry bulgur and cook briefly, coating the grains in oil. Add 2 parts broth and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.