CEimB Tuscan Roasted Vegetables

by Joanne on June 23, 2011

ROAD TRIP to get ice cream.  All three of us wanted ice cream so we hit the toad to Tasty Treat on Coventry Ave. in Utica.


I noticed the ad in the newspaper the other day for Tasty Treats boasting that they serve Doggy Sundaes.  PERFECT!

Shane was so excited!


Even though too much of it isn’t good for him (he’s a bit “lactose intolerant”), he is allowed to indulge once in a while.


Soft serve vanilla with a little whipped cream and two doggy bones.  It was the perfect size!


In case you’re wondering, I couldn’t resist either and got a no sugar added Pistachio cone


The ice cream was enjoyed all around.

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MORE MOM! – so he finished the last little piece of my cone and we were all happy.


A recipe choice by Margaret of Tea and Scones.  Margaret’s site is so warm and welcoming.  Head on over to see the original recipe and how it turned out for her.  As for us, even without the Chicken (original recipe is Tuscan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables) it was a hit.


The original recipe is Tuscan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables but one of us doesn’t eat chicken and the mix of flavors in this recipe looked so appealing, I didn’t want to miss out. Omitting the chicken allowed both Ted and I to enjoy these robust roasted veggies.


  • 6 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 3 TBS olive oil
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Cut tomatoes lengthwise then into quarters. Trim the zucchini and cut into 1 inch chunks.

Remover outer layer of fennel. Cut the remaining bulb in half so each half retains part of the stem. Cut each half into 8 wedges (stem attached if you can).

Put the veg. into a large pan. Toss with 2 TBS oil and ¼ tsp salt.

In a bowl, mix the remaining oil, salt, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Pour over the veg and toss to coat.

Roast for 30 minutes. Add the rosemary sprigs and continue cooking for another 10 – 15 minutes.


Absolutely wonderful!

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  • At 2011.06.23 09:07, Peggy said:

    This looks good even without the chicken. I had to add quite a bit of salt to mine for some reason. Maybe we were just in salty mood! But I loved the mix of the vegetables. I do not cook fennel much so I wasn’t quite sure what parts of the fennel to put in there. Can you eat the leafy part too?

    • At 2011.06.24 15:17, Joanne said:

      I usually leave the leafy part for garnish but yes, you can eat it.

      • At 2011.06.23 09:13, claudia lamascolo said:

        I just love these roasted vegetables just perfect for the hot weather, healthier way to eat and if your viewers haven’t tried these they don’t know what their missing fabulous way to eat them and very delicious you made them perfect!

        • At 2011.06.24 15:17, Joanne said:

          They had SO much flavor.

          • At 2011.06.23 11:03, Lisa said:

            That is the cutest thing… my puppy would be in heaven.. Thanks for sharing!

            • At 2011.06.24 15:17, Joanne said:

              Shane was def. in heaven. He loves his icecream.

              • At 2011.06.23 14:23, Liz said:

                I love that you guys include Shane in family ice cream time 😀 There is a local place that offers doggie sundaes when you bring your dog in, so my parents dog LOVES going there.

                The veggies were really the best part of this dish, and yours look fantastic. Nice job!

                • At 2011.06.24 15:18, Joanne said:

                  We don’t have any kids in the house. Shane is the only one we can spoil.

                  • At 2011.06.23 17:29, Heather said:

                    We always take the pups with us for ice cream, too! Can’t leave anyone out!
                    Those veggies look delish. And they totally cancel out the ice cream, right? 🙂

                    • At 2011.06.24 15:18, Joanne said:

                      thanks 🙂

                      • At 2011.06.23 21:48, Kayte said:

                        This looks great with just the veggies…I would love to sit down to a plate of this! Love that doggie treat…I am not showing that to Pippin & Vash or they will be wanting such for themselves!

                        • At 2011.06.24 15:18, Joanne said:


                          • At 2011.06.23 21:50, Pam said:

                            How nice they have ice cream for furry family members too!
                            Roasted veggies are my favorite. Fennel sounds like a great addition, I’ll have to try it out.

                            • At 2011.06.24 15:19, Joanne said:

                              I thought it was a great way to attract customers…certain KIND of customer that is.

                              • At 2011.06.24 07:30, Medeja said:

                                Your dog got such a great treat! 🙂 it’s nice to see him enjoying it.

                                I like roasted vegetables, sometimes its good to have something so simple.

                                • At 2011.06.24 15:19, Joanne said:

                                  Roasted veg are the best. They usually take on such a sweet flavor.

                                  • At 2011.06.24 13:15, Beth said:

                                    How cute is that dog sundae?!!

                                    • At 2011.06.24 15:19, Joanne said:

                                      It was a cute sundae and in Shane’s mind, no where near enough.

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