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A Blokey Vegetable Bake

Important message: To everyone who loves to cook and loves true natural flavour

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  • 2 x Medium - large onions

  • 6 x Garlic Cloves - chopped

  • 3 x Carrots, medium - cut chunky,3cm

  • 1 x Kumara, medium - cut chunky,3cm

  • 1 x Whole broccoli - small to medium

  • 4 x Waxy style potatoes, cut chunky

  • Olive oil - lots !

  • 2 x Teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 x Teaspoon sumac - the lovely citrus flavours perfect

  • 2 x Teaspoons thyme- freshly ground

  • 1 x Teaspoons cinnamon - ground

  • 1 x Cup rich home made style chicken or vegetable stock

  • 1/2 x Tin Italian diced tomatoes

  • 2 x Tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 x Tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 x Teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 x Teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 x Tablespoons lemon juice - essential

  • Salt - optional only - not really needed

  • Additional suggestion.Two teaspoons of the amazing pomegranate molasses will work beautifully in this recipe.


Place the vegetables in a baking dish and liberally pour the olive oil over the vegetables add the Spices and toss with your hands to evenly spread the olive oil and the spices with the vegetables.

Now add the tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, brown sugar and the red wine vinegar then toss the engredients again.

Then add a little more olive oil over the top, cover with foil and bake in a hot oven, around 200c for 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 180c and bake for a further 1 hour then add the lemon juice and stir before serving. Sprinkle with your favourite cheese.

Important: It is important that you use the olive oil liberally to combine, with your hands, the spices and the vegetables. Too little olive oil will create dryness in the dish.

Comments: We had great fun preparing this dish. The flavour keys are the spices and the chunky vegetables with the olive oil.