We all love the abundance of Summer and all the delicious vegetables that come along with it. What happens when the Winter months creep in and pull all the organic vegetables off the shelf? Well…..we are left with a lot of Root Vegetables. Packed with heaps of Carbohydrates, starches and sugars, Root Vegetables are a staple during the cold Winter months and imperative to fueling us until warmer weather arrives.
Here is one of our favourite ways to prepare Root Vegetables that can accompany any dish during the cold Winter months or stand alone and be a nutritious snack after a long day on the mountain. Simple, easy, fast and healthy! Root vegetables and Herbs de Provence are a match made in heaven. A mixture of savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and lavender, Herbs de Provence is one of the most aromatic and often used spices in the French countryside. A perfect pairing!
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10 cups of chopped and peeled Root Vegetables (our favourite: Carrot, Turnip, Fingerling Potato, Parsnip, Garlic, Pearl Onions, Sweet Potato, Radish). For best results, try chopping the potato and carrot smaller. This will allow for all the deliciousness to cook evenly.
We always recommend you start your cooking with a clean and sanitary space. Cleaning the space and allowing time to prep the ingredients beforehand will make for a less hectic cooking experience. Leaving much more time to enjoy the process of creating a loving and fulfilling meal for you and loved ones.
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. In a small bowl, add your spices, salt, pepper, olive oil and mix well.
3. In a large mixing bowl, add your Root Vegetables and seasoned oil and mix. Make sure to coat well.
4. Add your vegetable mix into a large roasting pan. Make sure it is large enough to space the vegetables out so they all cook evenly and crisp up nicely.
5. Roast for 30 minutes while periodically stirring the vegetables.
An excellent side dish to any meal, a tasty mid day snack, or a great way to start the day along with a fried egg, this Roasted Root Vegetable recipe will fill your soul with love and gratitude and fill your belly with deliciousness. Enjoy!
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