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Oven baked Herbtastic veggies

I’ve recently discovered the wonder of …the oven. I know its existed for ages but I never really used it before, preferring to use the hob most of the time. But a friend got me interested in oven baked squash and now I am a oven lover. Its my new best friend! Its so perfect for a quick meal. I’ve been experimenting a little bit, not too well versed in using an oven. But I’ve made a really weird combination of vegetables that I really enjoyed eating today! PS. I’m sorry for the truly awful presentation but I was too hungry to make it look nicer!

I’ve been trying to be healthier, which can be quite difficult to someone who’s in love with food. And really lazy! Since oven baked food is apparently healthier, I decided to bake vegetables for dinner. It really appeals to the lazy in me. And of course, student life doesn’t really leave me with a lot of time for gourmet cooking. Or any kind of cooking. Shoving things into an oven just makes things quicker and easier! So here’s how I went about making what I call oven baked herbtastic veggies –

Things you need – 

The number of the vegetables depends on how much you want to make. For myself, I used three small potatoes, one carrot and around 10 green beans.

Potatoes, chopped in half

Carrots diced into blocks

Green beans

Olive oil, three teaspoons

Italian seasoning, half teaspoon

Garlic powder, half teaspoon

Chilli powder, half teaspoon


How to make it?

Mix the spices and salt with olive oil and coat the vegetables evenly with it, before placing them on an oven tray. Preheat the oven to 220C and then place the potatoes inside first for around 10 minutes.  Then add the carrots and beans for another 10 minutes. Turn the oven off then and wait for five more minutes before getting the tray out.

Your yummy healthy dinner is ready!

I got the idea after reading this recipe. But since I love spicy food, I decided to spice it up by adding chilli powder. And it was marvelous! There was a lot of flavour to it, and it was some zing! You can vary the ingredient amounts depending in how you’d like the taste. I personally love garlic, so I use more of that!

I hope you enjoy your healthy meal, which doesn’t really need much work but tastes incredible. Its perfect for a night in, when you’re too tired to cook but still want to eat something yummy!



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