Roasted Root Vegetables for the Week

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Sunday is cooking day in my house.  Especially through the winter, when I don’t seem to have much energy and whimsy when we all finally stumble through the door after daycare and work, I love knowing that there is a selection of ready-made foods in the fridge awaiting assembly into something delicious.

Remember that week I talked about meal planning?  Well, I’m still a big fan, although nowadays with just me and Ada to feed, it’s a little looser in structure (because both of us love a good dinner of scrambled eggs with spinach, feta, and zataar just as much as anything!).  

One of my favourite new (to me!) food bloggers does something similar:  in lieu of a formal weekly menu, I always have some containers of homemade soup, a big container of cooked rice, and some roasted root vegetables in the fridge, at the very least.  Add in some of my favourite granola bars and fruit for snacks and I’m well on my way.

Roasted root vegetables are incredibly versatile.  I throw anything I have in the pantry and fridge (carrots, beets, onions, garlic, squash, cabbage, Brussels sprouts) into a large baking dish (after peeling and chopping them of course), splash in some olive oil, add salt and pepper, and bake at 400F until the veggies are soft.

Roasted Root Vegetables | www.purplehousecafe.com

Then I load them into sandwiches with chicken, crumble feta on top and use them as a side dish, or fry an egg on top and eat with some picked carrots and a slice of Swiss.

Just thought I’d share.

Roasted Root Vegetables | www.purplehousecafe.com

4 comments on “Roasted Root Vegetables for the Week

  1. Hi there! I just found your blog. What a gorgeous space! I can’t wait to look around more fully. I wanted to say hi because you are the first other blog I’ve ever found of a birth-worker/food writer and I just can’t help myself to try to connect. I am a midwife on the west coast-come check out my little site if you want. Warmly, Elizabeth (foraginghere.com)

    • Hi Elizabeth, how are you? I just finished a good long wander on your blog…I love it! Your writing is gorgeous. I love that we are both lovers of food and birth! You’re right, that’s pretty uncommon. I’m constantly looking for ways to marry the two…

      Thanks for checking out my site and for saying hi!

    • Hi the BOTH of you! I just thought this was too weird to pass up – I know both of you! Liz & I lived in Zambia/travelled around Africa together many years ago, and Jessie is a fellow doula/our volunteer coordinator extraordinaire in Halifax. So, just thought I would let you know you have one more thing in common!

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