Hey there! Sorry this isn’t as prompt as usual; though we aren’t yet moving, all the prep work just ate up this weekend. In addition, it seems to have eaten my camera. Hopefully I’ll find it soon (I need it for several things!), but until then you don’t get any pictures. Sorry. However, this is a tasty, quick, and easy dinner even if you’ll have to make it to see it (for the time being), so I hope you’ll benefit from the post anyway.

These veggies can be made in broth instead of the white wine, but they aren’t quite as good that way and they tend to be a bit waterier. Also, don’t worry that there doesn’t seem to be nearly enough liquid at the beginning. LOTS of liquid will cook out of your veggies in short order. You may notice that I give actual dice sizes here; I don’t know where the original of this recipe came from (I just learned it from my mom), but the fact that it has dice sizes tells me that it didn’t originate with her (or me, for that matter). I’ve made changes over the years, too, so it isn’t that much like the original any more, but the measurements remain the same. I share them with you, since I have them :-).


Wine Simmered Vegetables

  • 5 medium red potatoes, 1/4″ dice
  • 2 medium-small yellow onions, 1/2″ dice
  • 2 cups frozen edamame (that’s baby soy beans, shelled)
  • 6 medium tomatoes, 1/2″ dice (or one 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes, undrained, but it’s better with fresh if you can)
  • 3 medium zucchini, 1/2″ dice
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


1. Place all the vegetables, salt, oregano, and wine in a large non-reactive pot (that means put them in the pot first, then turn on the heat). Stir well. Bring to a boil and simmer at medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until all vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

2. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro. Let sit for a few minutes. Serve in flour tortillas with grated cheese (cheddar and jack are both good), sour cream, and salsa as desired. This makes a good amount of filling for 12 tortillas. Enjoy!