Vegetable Casserole

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This Vegetable Tian looks as good as it tastes with fresh zucchini, tomatoes, and potatoes sprinkled with herbs and then roasted until perfectly tender. A bit of cheese is added and then a little more roasting until all the ingredients are nicely browned and slightly caramelized. This vegetarian healthy food recipes is a versatile side dish for almost any meal, and can be served with roast beef, chicken, pork chops, or other veggie foods. Vegetable Tians are so beautiful to look at that you might think they are complicated to make. The trick is to layer the alternating slices of vegetables around the dish and fitting them in as best you can. The beauty of this Vegetable Tian recipe is really in how simple it is. You don't have to worry about sautéing any of the vegetable beforehand, other than the onions. Once all the vegetables are in the dish, simply cover it, bake, and wait. You will want to choose squash, tomatoes, and potatoes that are roughly the same size in diameter to make the layering easier. You can also substitute some frozen caramelized onions for the onions in this dish, just warm them in the frying pan for about a minute and then add the garlic.

The onion and the garlic adds to the flavor of this yummy vegetable tian. Both vegetables have to be cooked first to help intensify their flavors. To start, you will need to first heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Then you will add the onions and cook for about seven to eight minutes until the onions are soft. The garlic is added and cooked another minute or so until it becomes fragrant. The onions and garlic are then spread across the bottom of the prepared baking dish as a base for the vegetables to sit on. Whenever you add garlic to a recipe, it adds Roasted garlic is a popular addition to Italian food recipes and other cuisines around the world.

Nutrition Facts for: Vegetable Tian from Barefeet In The Kitchen

Ingredients: Olive oil, sweet yellow onion, garlic cloves, summer squash, Roma tomatoes, kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, thyme, Parmesan cheese.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 211, Calories from Fat 83, Total Fat 9.2g 14%, Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%, Cholesterol 13mg 4%, Sodium 382mg 16%, Potassium 803mg 23%, Carbohydrates 25.4g 8%, Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%, Sugars 6.4g, Protein 9.5g, Vitamin A 19%, Vitamin C 77%, Calcium 21%, Iron 9%

Did you know that taking a few cloves of garlic raw is a popular natural remedy? During cold and flu season, eating a spoonful of raw, chopped garlic cloves or eating a fresh garlic clove is a natural remedy many people use. Garlic is known to be a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, with antiviral and antibiotic properties. When used for colds and flu, garlic is said to be a decongestant and expectorant. In garlic, you will find vitamin C, enzymes, and minerals such as sulfur and selenium. Crushing fresh garlic by either chopping it or mincing it or by simply chewing on a clove with your teeth causes a chemical reaction that releases allicin. Allicin found in garlic is a powerful antibacterial that is only present shortly after garlic is crushed and only before it is heated. So eating fresh garlic in this raw state is said to help with getting rid of the symptoms of associated with the onset of a cold or flu. Some people will even recommend eating a clove or two of garlic every 3 to 4 hours until the bug is entirely knocked out. Just make sure to use some mouthwash before you go out.Thank you to Mary at the "Barefeet in The Kitchen" recipe site for sharing this vegetarian cooking idea for vegetable tian. This is just one of the veggie foods ideas you will find on the site. Some of the recipes you will find on the recipe site include breakfast ideas, appetizers, main dish, side dish, desserts, salads, gluten free ideas, sandwich recipes and more. *

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