Last Wed, as I was driving home from interning, I was thinking about what to make for dinner. Hummmm, everything in my place sounded good but I had so much to do that evening, I needed something simple. Likely, I would need to use my oven. So, I decided to throw it all together and make a jammed-packed veggie casserole. Casseroles are great when you don't know what to make, you have a lot of several foods and you want to have leftovers. I used a bulk of my fresh veggies, a few cans of veggies and a few other ingredients and I had meals for the next 3 days! The great thing about this casserole is that it can go with anything! You can serve it with eggs for breakfast, you can stuff a wrap with it for lunch, or you could have it with your choice of protein and salad, for dinner. Enjoy! *Feel free to use your favorite selection of veggies and other ingredients...you can't go wrong!
Veggie-packed Casserole 1/2 can corn 1/2 can peas 2 large steak tomatoes 3 cloves garlic (chopped) 1/4 cup jalepenos (jar) 1/2 medium onion (chopped) 10 baby carrots (chopped) 10 large whole mushrooms (chopped) 2 tbsp flax 2 tbsp wheat germ 1 cup brown rice (cooked) 1 can black beans 1 small green pepper (chopped) 1/4 cup oats 1 tbsp olive oil Curry powder, pepper (about 1-2 tsp each) Topping2 x 2 eggs (1 whole, 1 white) + splash of milk (scrambled) Sprinkle of yellow cornmeal (you can use wheat flour) Sunflower seeds
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 2. Spray a nonstick baking loaf with non-stick spray (this will make 2 large casseroles so be prepared to use 2 loaf pans). 3. Mix together all ingredients in a very large bowl, except topping. 4. Place 1/2 mixture into baking pan, or until 3/4th full. 5. Sprinkle a little cornmeal on mixture in pan. 6. Spread egg mixture (2eggs+milk) over cornmeal and top with a few pinches of sunflower seeds. 7. Repeat for the other loaf pan. I made a sardine (canned) casserole for Karel with the other 1/2 of my casserole. 8. Bake for 45-50 min. *if using a glass casserole dish (like my sardine picture) only bake for 25-30 min.