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Recipe: Roasted Asparagus

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I love a dish where a star ingredient can just speak for itself and, for me, no vegetable shines brighter than asparagus. This recipe for roasted asparagus is super simple and tastes amazing. Pair with a grilled steak, scrambled eggs or spicy black bean burger for a delicious spring or summer time meal that comes together in minutes. Bonus points if you nab your produce from the farmer’s market.

What you’ll need…

-one bunch of asparagus spears

-two tablespoons of olive oil

-salt

-pepper

and how it all comes together…

-Rinse your asparagus spears and dry them off using a pretty linen tea towel…ok so that second part is optional.

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-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

-Snap off the tough ends of each spear. You can save this part for future veggie stock making.

-Line up your spears in a single layer on a baking sheet.

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-Drizzle the olive oil on top and sprinkle liberally with cracked salt and pepper.

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-Use your fingers to bathe those puppies in oily goodness.

-Pop ‘em in the oven for ten minutes and plate away!

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Extra serving flair: Top with grated Parmesan cheese, lemon juice or my condiment go-to, balsamic vinegar. But honestly I prefer them without all that jazz.

What’s your favorite veggie side dish? Do you like to keep vegetables simple or dress them up with lots of add-ons and fancy choppin’?

 

Bluegrass Stay-cation, Pt. 1

Last week was full of all sorts of adventures in the Bluegrass! Chet came up for his spring break and I took some much needed time off work. I tried to plan a nice balance of fun, budget-friendly activities as well as plenty of chill time. (We plowed through all of True Detective like champs for the majority of the chill time.) Here are some snaps from our Saturday, if you’d like to see…

We started off the morning picking up some ingredients at the Farmers Market…

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…explored downtown and popped into some shops…

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…drove to Leestown Rd. for Pops Resale (record store day) and all the goodies in that strip mall–used book store, toy store, and this giant gem…

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…got lost in the labyrinth within and found lots of scary “deals”…

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…cooked a delicious all-local meal consisting of: bread and cheese, pork chops, green beans and new potatoes…

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Perfect sunny day! ❤

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Do you ever staycation in your own city? Exploring with someone from out of town is a great way to see stuff you wouldn’t otherwise bother checking out! I hope these series of posts can give you  ideas or inspiration for adventures in your own backyard. Just in time for Summer!