Thursday, 15 August 2013

Delectable Roasted Roots




With new potatoes starting to pop up at the local farmers markets and the weather not being crazy hot, these awesome roasted vegetables were calling to me. Not very labour intensive, they deliver little bursts of flavour that are great to enjoy on a cooler evening. I will admit that they are more of a fall theme, which in my mind fits for Toronto at the moment with weird cold spells having come our way in the last week. 

Confession: I am a carboholic, a sugar monkey and a glucose junkie. 

Keeping a high vibe life calls for carbs, they provide your body with the best type to fuel to stay healthy and energized for any task that is presented to you. Having experimented with every diet, I have come to realize that restriction in any form only brings an unhealthy attitude about food. When you can eat to your heart's desire and stay healthy, it's a win-win situation in my books. Chronic under-eating is a severe problem now. There really is no need for it! Refocusing on eating the right foods and creating a healthy balanced life should be top priority for everyone. Whole foods and proper combining are the keys to health and healing. Preventative medicine is where it's at, and it starts in your grocery cart. 

The potato has gotten a bad reputation for being fattening. Well ladies and gents, I can confirm this as a myth. The problem isn't the potato, but the way we eat them. Fried, with butter and oils, laden with sour cream and cheeses of all kinds. The truth is, the potato is just the one taking the hit for the actual culprits. Upping my carbohydrate intake and lowering the fat, as well as eliminating the animal products has enabled me to bring myself back to true health. So dig in carb lovers!

Potatoes are by far my favorite starch and come in so many different types and flavour profiles that using them in a gazillion different ways is easy peasy. 

Just looking at the pictures makes me want to make them again...

Super simple and just so good that everyone will be asking for seconds. 






Delectable Roasted Roots

Ingredients:

- 3-5 medium yukon gold potatoes, diced.
- 1-2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced.
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced.
- 1-2 tbsp Italian Herbs
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- S/p to taste

Preheat oven to 450 F

On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spread potatoes and onions evenly. Toss a tablespoon or so of water and mix in, add spices and distribute well with your hands. 

Since we are doing this oil-free, I recommend covering the dish for the first 20 minutes so that everything cooks evenly and them uncovering to roast and caramelize for about another 20 minutes, or until desired results have been achieved. 

Enjoy!


1 comment:

  1. ooohhh my!!! This looks ans sounds amazing!!!

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