I do not often get sick, but when I do, I do it properly. Each year from 2001 to 2009 we went away over the June 16 long weekend. Each year as we got in the car I needed a box of tissues and ended up trying to scramble to get something to take the sore throat away. In 2009 I got bronchitis and the antibiotics and cortisone must have had a long term effect and I had not been sick for 2 years, until July when we went away! I had a sore throat which went away and I went to gym, and came back with a faucet where my nose used to be. When I feel like this, my taste buds do not cooperate and I crave easy, simple, hearty food. These roast vegetables fit the bill. They are full of goodness and vitamins and the only thing required to make them perfect is a little bit of patience.
I must say that when I make roast vegetables for dinner I do change what I use. This is because of seasonal choices. And my all time favourites changing as our dietary needs change.
- 1 butternut, peeled and chopped and seeds removed
- 1 potato, chopped
- 1 sweet potato, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 bulb garlic, halved
- 30 mls sweet basil olive oil and tomato balsamic reduction splash
- olive oil for drizzling
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 3 baby gem squash, halved
- 10 whole mushrooms
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 15 g butter
- preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- place the butternut, potato, sweet potato, onion and garlic into a roasting pan
- pour over the splash and mix in
- drizzle with the olive oil
- add the rosemary and cook for 30 minutes
- take out of the oven, remove the rosemary and add the gems and mushrooms
- break the butter up and dot around the pan
- drizzle with some more olive oil
- cook for a further 30 minutes
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24 thoughts on “Roast Vegetables”
Nothing like a big plate of slow cooked roast vegetables, all that goodness! Delcious!
real comfort food 🙂
Hope these fabulous roast veggies make you feel better.
Have a super weekend.
thanks Mandy! Have a great weekend as well 🙂
I love roasted veggies….enjoy your time with Cinders…hugs xxx
it was so good to see you my friend xxx
Lots of vitamins to pick you up in this dish – hope you feel better soon!
thanks so much, all better now 🙂
I have a cold right now, so a plateful of these gorgeous veggies is just what I need.
hope you feel better soon!
I love veggies! Enjoy the dinner party!!
thanks Pink, the dinner party was fantastic 🙂
I love roasted veggies! And you’re right–the perfect sick food. Especially roasted squash.
and so easy to do 🙂
This is the truth.. I LOVE ROAST ANYTHING.. and I agree completely that they are the most comfy of comfort food..c
perfect for when you don’t really feel like standing over the stove 🙂
Roasting is my comfort method. Now I’ll have to remember who was drinking the pepper inspired concoction for wellness and if I do, I’ll be back to post for you.
thanks Tammy 🙂
I totally agree Tandy – I crave roasted veggies which I mash on my plate – smother in a sauce and top with butter and balsamic vinegar – or I make roasted butternut and potatoes and drown them in peri peri cheese sauce. My boday says no to meat but yebo yes yes yes to veggies – if I am completely man down i will even just steam whole heads of brocolli and cauliflower! I hope you guys are having the very best of a weekend and good times together xxxxxx I wish you a very Buon Giorno ……. as in, a GREAT day together xxxx jan
I love the sound of mashed up roast vegies with balsamic! And steamed broccoli and cauliflower are always a winning dish! We had a super weekend Jan – hope yours was amazing as well xxx