Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Easy Vegetable Snack Recipe with Author Dina Sleiman

Hello Everyone,

Naomi here, and we're back again with author Dina Sleiman, who's sharing one of her favorite veggie recipes with us. She claims it has her kids fighting over who gets to eat the most.

Easy Veggie Snack Recipe

1. Slather finger-food size cuts of veggies in olive oil. (Try carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, asparagus, or any other finger vegetable you can imagine.)

2. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Roast on cookie sheet at 435 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, until the olive oil caramelizes.

I'm hoping to try this with some celery and carrots later today, and Dina claims this recipe is unbelievably yummy. Plus it sounds easy enough that your little ones could help make it. (My five year old is obsessed with helping in the kitchen right now.)

Thanks for the recipe, Dina! And remember that our giveaway for an ebook copy of Dina's book lasts through midnight on Friday, January 20. If you haven't entered yourself in the give away, stop by our interview with Dina and leave a comment with your name and email.

And without further ado, here's more about Dina's debut novel, Dance of the Dandelion:

Dandelion Dering was born a peasant in the English village of Arun, but her soul yearned for another life, another world. One filled with color and music, with adventure and passion . . . with more. Haunted by childhood memories, Dandelion determines to find a better existence than the life every peasant in the village contents themselves with. Even if her sweetheart William’s predictions prove true, and her journey leads straight to heartache. From her sleepy hamlet to the intrigue of castle life, from the heart of London to the adventurous seas, Dandelion flees from the mistakes of her past, always seeking that something, that someone who will satisfy her longings. Will Dandelion ever find the rhythm to her life's dance . . . or did she leave her chance for true love at home in Arun village?


  1. Haven't tried it with celery, but carrots are definitely good. Let me know how it turns out.

  2. Oh wow, this looks great! And it sounds similar to my homemade French fry recipe. Not sure why I never thought to do the same thing with other veggies. Brilliant! :)

    1. I've been taking this to parties lately and people seem to prefer it to chips. Yummy and healthy. I've never walked away with a scrap left on the platter.

    2. I know. I've done this before with potatoes, but never thought to try it with other veggies.

      I don't think the celery will happen today though. Maybe tomorrow. Sigh . . .

  3. So I tried the recipe with celery. The celery had really good flavor, but the outside was tough and stringy, so we pretty much just ate the inside, which was soft.

    Next time I'll try a different veggie. Thanks again for the recipe, Dina!