Winter is almost over!!! It is getting sunnier and sunnier every day, and I am the most excited. In honour of winter being over (let’s just say it is…) I wanted to share one of my favourite comfort meals to make on a chilly evening. Because we all know we have quite a few more chilly evenings left before it gets real nice and warm out.
Roasted root veggies! They are beautiful, colourful, and delicious. Not to mention they are packed with all sorts of good vitamins. Winning.
I usually make this when I am trying to seem like a good cook and want to make something that is pretty much guaranteed to work out, but still tastes freaking amazing. What I am trying to say is this recipe will totally make you look like a super talented chef… So bonus points for you! 😉
What’s in it:
- Garlic cloves
- Sweet potato
- Regular potato
- Fresh Italian parsley
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Garlic powder
Okay you guys ready? Let’s do this.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Wash your veggies and chop them into about 1 – 2 inch cubes. Try and cut the beets a bit smaller because they tend to take longer to cook. Take the skin off your garlic cloves, and leave those beautiful babies whole. Yes… whole. garlic. cloves. You will like it, just do it. 😛 Now, finely chop up your fresh italian parsley. If you don’t have fresh parsley on hand, dried parsley will do but honestly the fresh stuff tastes so much better it’s worth the trip to the store (promise.) Next take your lemon and slice it into pretty thick slices. Throw all this in a baking dish and cover with your extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Yes, I add more garlic on top of the already generous full garlic cloves. Why the hell not, right?
After you have mixed everything up so all the veggies are evenly covered in oil and spices, throw it in the oven for about 60 minutes! This seems like a long time I know, but this is a prime opportunity to have your wine. (Just saying…) When you take it out of the oven, make sure you remove the lemon slices before you serve it! They are just there to flavour the dish.
And thats it! I love simple recipes like this, that seem like they took a lot more skill than they really did haha. It will be our little secret though. 🙂
Let me know what you think of this recipe!