Cheesy Roasted Vegetable Bake with Suzanne Gilchrist


My tastes for food over the years has changed but one thing has remained constant. I’ve never been a big red meat eater although I’ve always loved a roast lamb or chicken with vegetables.



These days I try to restrict red meat from my diet for a number of reasons: one being for health reasons and the other a growing concern for the fate of our planet. When I look back over the stories I’ve written, I’ve realised that if I’ve mentioned food where my heroines are concerned, the majority have been vegetarians.

My favourite food has, and I think always will be, vegetables. I know – corny right? But I’m a big fan of winter vegetables and love them steamed or roasted – perfect for the time of year in Australian right now.

Today, I’m going to share one of my favourite recipes which is hearty and satisfying and tastes great.

Cheesy Roasted Vegetable Bake

Ingredients
½ cauliflower chopped into flowerets
2 medium carrots – sliced length ways
3 medium zucchinis – sliced length ways
1 large onion – quartered
250 gm broccoli – chopped into flowerets
250 gm kent pumpkin – cut into large pieces
½ medium sweet potatoe – cut into pieces
¼ to ½ cup soy milk
½ cup mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon French mustard
Italian herbs
Additional mozzarella cheese

Method
Place vegetables in baking tray, drizzle with melted ghee, sprinkle Italian herbs over the top and roast for 15 minutes at 180 degrees C. Check and turn if necessary. Return to oven and roast for further 15 minutes. Remove baking tray from oven and check vegies are cooked (not too mushy). Allow to cool for five to ten minutes. Combine milk, mustard and cheese. Pour over the vegetables and return to oven for ten to fifteen minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top. Return to oven and cook until light golden brown.

Serve with leafy, green salad. It’s also great reheated.

What I love about this recipe is you can easily use leftovers say steamed vegies or even frozen vegies (after thawing of course 😊), adding the herbs and cheese sauce then baking or even grilling.

You could even add cooked chicken to the mix.

My preference is using roasted vegetables, and this is what I’ve shown here. Perfect for night in with a good romance book. 
(BTW I found this recipe on the internet and modified to my taste.) 


Suzanne Gilchrist lives in the Hunter Valley, Australia with her family and pets and is the author of over twenty books, several of which have finalled in writing contests. As S. E. Gilchrist, she writes science fiction, ancient historical, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic romances and romantic suspense. As Suzanne Gilchrist, she writes women’s fiction and contemporary small-town romances, often with a splash of suspense.
Suzanne takes a keen interest in the environment and animal welfare and loves bushwalking and kayaking, spending time with family and friends and walking her dogs. She co-runs Hunter Romance Writers and is the organiser of several group writing ventures.

Suzanne Gilchrist is published with Escape Publishing / Harlequin Australia and is an indie author.
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Take Me Home (Bindarra Creek A Town Reborn)

Forgiving the past was too painful until now.

Almost forty, Abby Taylor has built a new life for herself in the small country town of
Bindarra Creek. When an old friend convinces her to give two adolescent boys a temporary home, she is torn between a growing love for these orphans and the grief in her past.

After his marriage fell apart, Roman Taylor has focused on his career. An unexpected phone call sends him rushing to Abby’s side where he is drawn into his estranged wife’s new life – a life that could offer a future he thought he’d lost forever.
Will they seize this second chance to have a family of their own? Or will fate once again destroy their dreams?

Welcome to Bindarra Creek – A Town Reborn, a fictional town set on the western slopes of the New England tablelands. Take me Home is the first book in this new group writing venture series. With a community full of quirky characters, the books feature compelling romance, heart-warming family life, drama, and even suspense.

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Comments

  1. A most wonderful post, that food look delicious. Some great books there also.
    Enjoy your week.

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    1. Thanks. Makes me hungry looking at the pics lol! Hope you have an awesome week.

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  2. Wonderful recipe, the Susan's book sounds good too.

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  3. i do still enjoy red meat, although try to cut back

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    1. I love a really well-made hamburger myself. Great to see you here Connie.

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    1. It is easy Agnes but can be a bit time consuming with all that chopping. I usually only cook this at the weekends and not after work.

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  5. Great recipe. I would like to try it :)

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    1. I hope you do and that you enjoy it Iwona. Lovely to see you here.

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    1. lol. Watching food shows on TV usually gets my tummy rumbling. Thanks for dropping by Ran.

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  7. I loved roasted vegetables too so that recipe sounds absolutely delicious.

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    1. Snap! Lovely to see you here Suzanne. Have a great week.

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    1. It tastes good too. So great you dropped by. Thanks!

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  9. It looks delicious I like vegetables and cheese together xx

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    1. Anything with grilled cheese gets me. So lovely to see you here Carolyna - thanks for dropping by.

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  10. I found that recipe too and also altered it to my liking. I ended up with Lucky Charms in almond milk.

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    1. Almond milk would give it a lovely nutty flavour. Good idea! thanks for joining me here.

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  11. That looks so delish.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  12. Great post dear, so nice and interesting, love it!

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  13. I love chicken, fish and vegetable.....
    your food sound delicious...yummy

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    1. Chicken is so versatile isn't it Tanza? I'm a recent convert to free range turkey mince which I really enjoy. Thanks for dropping by.

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  14. Looks amazing!

    lovely Greetings

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  15. Hi, Suzanne! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry it's taken me so long to return the favor. It's nice to make the connection between the blog here and the author interviews I've seen around my circle.

    Also delighted to know you share my love for food. I should eat more vegetables than I do, generally preferring them raw. This sounds like a nice recipe and your plate is gorgeous.

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    1. Appreciate you hosting me on your blog. thankyou! All the best for a lovely weekend.

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  16. I love veggies. I am a vegetarian, so I no longer eat meat- but the recipe sounds tasty- I would just skip the chicken. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Great to see you here. Thank you so much for dropping by.

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  17. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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