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Radically Racy Roasted Vegetables🥦

Roasting vegetables is the easiest, healthiest, and most delicious cooking ever! You can use any vegetable.

I love using root vegetables — like parsnips, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Broccoli and Brussels sprouts, zucchini, onions, bell peppers, and cabbage. These cleanse your liver and help balance your hormones.

What a Healthy Score!

These are so easy to cook . . . Simply follow these steps:

Step #1 👉 Cut your vegetables down into bite-sized pieces.

Step #2 👉 Toss the veggies with your hands or a spoon with unrefined olive oil or coconut oil. Make sure the veggies are evenly coated with the oil. Use 2 tbsp. oil for every pound of veggies.

Step #3 👉 Season the veggies with sea salt and your favorite seasoning. Be generous with the seasonings and not excessive. My favorite seasonings are cardamom and cumin.

Step #4 👉 Spread your veggies evenly on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Step #5 👉 Bake them in a 425-degree oven for about 20 to 30 minutes until they are brown and crispy.

Helpful Baking Tip for Roasting Veggies

Spread the vegetables out onto a baking sheet. You want to see a bit of space around the veggies. Crowding will make the vegetable steam instead of roast. Roast until the vegetables are tender enough to pierce with a fork and you see some charred bits on the edges.

General Roasting Times for Vegetables

Cooking times are for roasting vegetables at 425°F.

  • Root vegetables (beets, potatoes, carrots): 30 to 45 minutes, depending on how small you cut them

  • Winter squash (butternut squash, acorn squash): 20 to 60 minutes, depending on how small you cut them

  • Crucifers (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts): 15 to 25 minutes

  • Soft vegetables (zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers): 10 to 20 minutes

  • Thin vegetables (asparagus, green beans): 10 to 20 minutes

  • Onions: 30 to 45 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them

  • Tomatoes: 15 to 20 minutes

📌Here are my favorite and delicious sauces to help you savor your Radically Racy and Refreshing Roasted Vegetables (see mixing instructions at bottom of recipes):

Spicy Asian Dressing

  • ½ cup tamari

  • 1/8 cup sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tsp. sea salt

Cilantro Dressing

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Spicy Turmeric Tahini Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons tahini or sesame paste

  • 4 tablespoons warm water

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

📌Mixing instructions for all three sauces:

Blend the ingredients well and enjoy!

Enjoy 7 to 10 cups of veggies daily and let me know how much better your body feels. Here’s to your happiest and healthiest body and life ever!

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