Roasted Zuchinni & Red Peppers with Feta

zuchinni salad

Lots of fresh delicious vegetables and feta--simple and satisfying.

It feels so good to post again. I’ve had a long absence from this blog, which has been so hard. I was quite ill throughout the late winter and all of spring, but am now finally starting to feel well again.

Now that I’m slowly getting into the kitchen again, I realize how much I need to blog–not just because it is so fun, but also because it helps keep me organized in the kitchen!

My illness was very hard, but with a wonderful reason behind it–I am pregnant with twins, due at the end of October. I had extreme morning sickness (all-day, all-night sickness, actually) that kept me from doing anything. Now that I’m safely into the second trimester and stabilizing, I can return to life! And it feels amazing–let alone with the exciting and overwhelming life change that is happening.

There you go–that’s my news, and I’ll move on to the important thing at hand–food! I was so uninterested in food for so many months, to even be cooking again is a miracle. Let me tell you–it is very hard for someone who LOVES to cook feel completely incapable of stepping into a kitchen. The smell of food was enough to make me keel over.

It’s a good time to return to cooking–now with the end of spring and the near start of summer….the food options are gorgeous. Tonight L. grilled some steaks for us, and I wanted a light and simple side of vegetables. Because I’m still far from being up to complicated or multi-ingredient cooking, the fewer ingredients, the better. This roasted vegetable salad with feta is a fast, hands-off side that is perfect with anything from the grill.

Roasted Zucchini and Red Pepper Salad with Feta
Serves 2 to 3 hearty appetites as a side dish

Ingredients
2 large zucchini
1 large red pepper
1/3 cup crumbled feta
fresh lemon juice, about a tbsp
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Method
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop zucchini and red pepper. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper.

Roast in oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender and lightly crisped.

Place vegetables in a bowl, and sprinkle with lemon juice, and perhaps a dash more of olive oil, if they seem dry. Toss with the feta. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.


Comments

  1. So glad to see you back! Congratulations, that's wonderful news!

  2. Congratulations on your pregnancy!! How exciting!

  3. Congratulations!

  4. Hurray! This looks so fresh and delicious for summer.

  5. Great to have you back! I am 40 weeks pregnant right now so I can sympathize. Best of luck with the pregnancy!

  6. Ah I remember the smell of food making me sick too- not fun.

    Congratulations on your news!

  7. Congratulations. I had twins almost two years ago and I had all day “morning sickness” for 4 months and 10 days and the worst of it was it comes back towards the end of the pregnancy for very different reasons. It was so awful I never want to get pregnant again. But my identical girls are awesome and so much fun. First two months are really tough and a total blur but it gets so much better. Good luck:) If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Yay- so happy to see the blog back and in full swing. I rely on it heavily every time I go to make something! The summer is such a great time for fresh and healthy choices like this salad. Great for mom's to be:) K

  9. Welcome back! We missed you. Congrats on the twins! This is the most wonderful news and I hope you feel better and have an enjoyable pregnancy from now on!

  10. Yay! So glad that you're back to posting!

  11. jamie & jill says:

    Love the blog!
    Congrats on the pregnancy:)
    I'll be following…..

  12. Thanks so much for the welcome back and the congratulations, all of you!

    Congratulations, Molly! You're going to go soon, aren't you? Warm wishes and I hope all will go well. :)

    Thanks for the twins input, Elle. I might well get in touch with questions!

  13. This looks so yummy! I'm gonna try it this weekend!!

    I'm also into the food blog world, and it would be great if you can take a look at my site and leave me any comment/suggestion.

    Take care and keep posting!
    http://youarecookingblog.com

  14. This salad looks really good. I love the simplicity of it.
    -Tawny @http://theyearofthecookie.blogspot.com/

  15. It's bluetamarai from Leigh Peele's forum… I decided to track down your blog because I hadn't seen you there in a while. Congrats and hope all is well with you and your growing family!

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