Spicy Miso Veggies

I love grilled vegetables! Really! Especially when it includes zucchini and summer squash.

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My mouth is watering! Call me a newbie…but I didn’t even know that Miso was something more than a kind of soup at SushiLand.  Ha!  Apparently it’s something you can buy! And it’s yummy! This is another little gem that we got from perfectweightamerica.com.  It’s allowed on our cleanse! YEAH!  This recipe requires a little marinating, so give yourself an extra 30 minute jump start at least 😉  And just a repeat note…because of the cleanse we are doing, everything is supposed to be organic.   If you’re not into that, it works perfectly well with non-organic veggies 🙂 Oh, and its a big batch…so if you don’t want leftovers, or to feed quite a few…I’d halve it 😉

Here’s what you need:

  • 3 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil, melted
  • 4 Tbsp Tamari Soy Sauce or Braggs Amino Acids
  • 4 Zucchini, organic
  • 4 Yellow Squash, organic
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, organic
  • 2 Tbsp Miso
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato Sauce, organic
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1 Medium Red Onion

Side note….I JUST realized that I forgot the onion.  I love grilled onion.  My heart just cracked a little… Whelp, no biggie… I’ll just have to make this recipe again!!  YES!!!

Here’s how you do it 🙂

  1. Slice your veggies and put them in a bowl, or a big Ziploc if they fit.  
  2. Combine the Coconut Oil, Soy Sauce/Amino Acids, Vinegar, Miso, Tomato Sauce, Sesame Oil, and Chili Flakes.
  3. Pour the mixture over your veggies, toss so they’re all coated, and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.  The longer they sit, the spicier they will be 🙂
  4. Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium heat.  Grill veggies about 5 minutes per side.  Remove them.  Eat them.  Be surprised.  Eat some more.  Sigh.  Be happy!

Wanna See it in pictures?

Miso Vegetables 1

VEGGIES!!!

Miso Vegetables 2Special sauce being poured over said veggies…

Miso Vegetables 3Veggies stirred up and marinating…look at those pretty colors!

Miso Vegetables 4Grill them, 5 minutes per side! I LOVE GRILL LINES! Like seriously.  I love them.  So pretty…

Miso Vegetables 5Giant pile o’veggies!!!

Miso Vegetables 6Yummmmy!

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Tasty Grilled Yellow Squash and Potatoes!

Tasty Grilled Summer Squash and Potatoes last

Wow.  Just looking at that makes me SO hungry!!! I think you guys are gonna like this one.  And believe it or not…this one came completely from me! Well…that and Kirkwood family tradition.  That’s right Mamma K, holla!! Most of the seasonings I used were in almost every dish I ate growing up, especially when it came to grilled veggies!!!! These veggies work greet as a side, or if you take the “add kielbasa” option, it’s a perfect lunch full of flavor!!! And summer squashies are pretty good for you too 🙂

So, here’s what you need:

  • 1 Medium Summer Squash or Zucchini
  • 1 Small Potato
  • 1/2 a Turkey Kielbasa (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp onion powder (I like lots of onion and garlic!)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Sprinkle of thyme, or your favorite herb

Here’s how ya do it!! It’s pretty simple!

  1. Slice your squash into rounds. Slice your potato into thinner rounds (they took longer to cook)! I then sliced my potatoes into half-rounds so they looked like wedges.  That probably wasn’t necessary.  But potato wedges make happy!  Here, I’ll show you!Tasty Grilled Summer Squash and Potatoes
  2. Put your veggies in a big bowl, add the olive oil and give ’em a toss.  Make sure all the pieces are coated! You can add some oil if you need to 🙂
  3. Sprinkle on your seasonings.  Give them another toss…so everything is coated in all the delicious seasonings now 🙂
  4. Heat your grill or grill pan to medium high.  I used my little pan of course 🙂
  5. If you are wanting kielbasa too…slice it up!
  6. Place the veggies (and meat) on the grill, or in the pan, and grill for about 4 minutes per side. Look at their pretty grill lines!Tasty Grilled Summer Squash and Potatoes 2Tasty Grilled Summer Squash and Potatoes 3
  7. Prick them to make sure they are soft in the middle.  Now, eat them!! Watch the kielbasa, it might cook faster than the veggies and you don’t want it to shrivel too much so its still kinda juicy.  Yummy yummy, enjoy!