I cook and we eat lots of vegetables. I even take them the work. And I found that most restaurants will gladly substitute salads and vegetables for the rice or potatoes on their set menus. They want our business ($) and if they must make some accommodations, they're happy to do it.
The following pictures will give you an idea of what you can do with all sorts of vegetables when baking them. These baked vegetables are very impressive when entertaining or bringing as "house gifts" when you're invited out. My friends expect vegetables from me. When I bring trays of baked vegetables I know that I'll have something to eat.
The trick is to experiment to see what cooks the easiest and what you like. I always dribble a bit of oil on top. You can add whatever seasonings you like. I don't add salt. Baked vegetables don't lose their flavor. They aren't waterlogged.
I bake them in a conventional oven, although they can also be cooked more quickly in a microwave.
|You don't even have to slice them.
Have fun and let me know about your recipes.