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Feb 18, 2011

Day 49, New Year

Spinach Vermicelli and
Roasted Vegetables
This has the to be the most delicious meal I've made in a long time and so easy!!

I have a hard time cooking "for one", but tonight I was determined to take the time and make myself a healthy and delicious meal, but it had to be easy!

I picked up some spinach vermicelli at Whole Foods a few weeks ago but never got around to cooking it.  A one cup (uncooked) portion is a hefty 8 points! But today I had the points and I decided I would try it.

I put some halved grape tomatoes, a quarter of a white onion, a chopped zucchini and a full head of garlic (whole) in a roasting pan, drizzled some olive oil on it, some salt and pepper and tossed to coat. I roasted it for about 40 min in a 400 C oven and it was done. The vermicelli cooked in boiling water in about 45 seconds.  You can't really see it in this photo but after it's cooked, the vermicelli is a very light transparent green.

Absolutely loved this. It was worth the 11 points (vermicelli + olive oil).  There is about half the vegetables left in the pan and I'll use that pureed tomorrow with some fat free chicken stock to make a soup.

Long weekend here in Ontario for most of us....and I'm just relaxing and hanging out at home.  Hope your weekend is awesome!

2 comments:

Dani- danielleislosingit said...

Looks delicious! What exactly is vermicelli? I've never known....

Rachael said...

That looks really good! I may have to try it!

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