Veg on veg

It was a long time ago, in a place called Verdun where i had returned to after moving temporarily to Chile. It was the third time in my life i had arrived in a place with just a bag and a box to my name. I was starting over again from skratch. And skratch is where i l wanted to stay. I liked my empty space, my arid appartment, the echo of my voice in the white rooms i called home.

Deciding to resist the temptation to begin a new temporary collection of stuff i purposefully didn't buy anything.  I was letting things come to me, and so with a bed and an old used couch and a table to eat at I started again.

So how to cook under these conditions, I wasn't about to suffer, I was about to explore new ways of doing things.  It was a gift from friends, an old rice steamer, a garage sale toaster oven and kettle.  I began to cook under limited acess to common appliances.  

A lot of creativity can be found when you have to make-do with what you have.  

Place your veg on a plate. They look great.

Place your veg on a plate. They look great.


It may not have been my best recipe, but I have probably made this more often then any other, and  with many variations. I love it because it is simple, delicious and healthy.  And, when i close up shop at night i get home and i'm hungry and i dont want to fuss with food prep, at this point i have niether time nor patience. This recipe just happens to be also incredibly healthy.

This takes about 15 minutes from start to finish.



1 small onion

1 tomato

1 red pepper

1 zucchini

1 tofu burger la Soyarie


Get your veggies and the tofu burger - any flavour by la Soyarie works well - and fill that empty plate (see above picture). Chop everything up and place on a baking sheet.



maple syrup

olive oil


herb de provence


Take a tablespoon in your hand, measure one of every dressing ingredient listed to the left. Drizzle over the chopped veg. Mix the chopped veg.


BAKING 375°F 10 to 15 minutes

Bake all vegetables, dare I say it, you don't even have to pre-heat the oven. Just do it.



Cover 1 or 2 plates with a bed of spinach. Place hot cooked veg on the plate. Wait one minute to cool. Devour with gusto.


This may be done in a toaster oven. This may be shared with another.  I eat this all and i never regret it.  I have also shared this when necessary.