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Friday, January 7, 2011

Roasted Vegetables - Tips

Ok, today is leftover day and I am too tired and cold to head out to the grocery store so I am heating up all my bits of leftovers and roasting some broccoli to go along with it. As I am cutting up my broccoli and spreading it out on the pan my 13 year old daughter is very dramatically telling her friend about this CRAZY paleo diet her mom is on and how I make these weird dishes all the time. The entire time she is telling the story she is sneaking broccoli off the cookie sheet. Pretty sure she crammed in a full serving of vegis as she dissed my eating - the evil plan is working!!

Roasted Broccoli, parsnips, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, asparagus, brussel sprouts, butternut squash or any other vegi that comes to mind

Pam olive oil spray
Mrs dash Garlic and Herb seasoning or Lemon Pepper, or Caribbean Jerk

I use a pampered chef stone but any cookie sheet will do. Spray with pam and then place a single layer of vegis on the sheet. Spray generously with Pam (or toss lightly in olive oil) and load on the Mrs Dash (its salt free and adds lots of flavor). I do salt slightly because I am a salt freak and have not wrestled that demon yet. Place in preheated 400 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes. EVERY member of my family will eat vegis cooked this way. Not soggy like steaming, microwaving or boiling.


  1. This is also my favorite way of eating veggies! I'm not a fan of soggy veggies and love the crisp edges by roasting. I have done just cauliflower this way, heavy on the Mrs. Dash. I also add just a bit of salt and then I add cayenne pepper as well for a little spice.
    When I have roasted broccoli the same way, if I have a spare lemon I squeezed a bit of lemon juice on top for a little tang.

  2. Yes! Lemon juice makes everything tastier. Great tip. I will try the cayenne pepper too. Any recipe suggestions for this week?

  3. I am making this Spicy Spaghetti Squash Sunday or Monday evening: