In my efforts to create some Paleo vegetarian options, this Root Vegetable Casserole was one of the first recipes I made. It lasted us a while which helped me during the time I was brainstorming and playing around in the kitchen to create more vegetarian recipes. We warmed this casserole up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can serve this as a main dish or as a side along with some shredded pork or a nice ribeye steak. Mmmmmm steak :)
You may have noticed that I haven’t mentioned much more about my paleo vegetarian adventure. Well that’s because it didn’t last long. I was quite disappointed with my ability to carry this one out to the end. Especially after only lasting maybe two full weeks before I decided to pull the plug. (More on the reasons why I stopped soon.)
I still focussed on creating main dish paleo vegetarian meals, but I served it with a side of meat. :) By taking the time to really focus on vegetables, and inadvertently stressing myself out to the point that I had to quit, we still added more veggies to our daily meals. And I have to admit, having this large casserole readily available in the fridge was a big relief.
Paleo Vegetarian Dinner
Overall I’m glad I did this little experiment because the end goal stuck. Earlier this week I served this veggie heavy meal of butternut-pear soup, spinach-avocado salad with a delicious balsamic-fig dressing (that I got as a gift for Christmas), a side of sliced carrots and parsnips that were fried in a skillet and a serving of squid rings served with butter-sage sauce. Look at that dose of Paleo porn! :)
Can you believe that meal only took 20-25 minutes to make? I made the soup earlier in the week so I was able to heat that up and prepare the rest of the meal all at the same time.
But, let’s get back to today’s recipe. This casserole was seriously delicious, so let’s take one more look at the meat-less dish. If you give this recipe a try, lemme know what’cha think! :)