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Did Someone Say Please Pass the Sides...

March 30

Roasted vegetables are a staple in my home. Whatever the vegetable I can promise you it's been roasted as side meal in the home and enjoyed by all. Why is that you say? For two reasons. The first being that roasted vegetables will be one of the easiest items you make in your cooking life/ repertoire and they will come out delicious and perfect every time. Next, my kids are OBSESSED with them. As long as I roast whatever vegetable I put in front of them, they'll eat it and ask for seconds no questions (this is not a pat myself on the back mom moment fyi just fact, but now that I mention maybe i should pat myself on the back for such a fete...) And lastly (I did say two reason but now I'm onto a third so forgive me in advance) the ingredient list is sparse, consisting of items you usually have on hand in your pantry/freezer/fridge as a staple. The only variation I do to this recipe is dependent upon what I have on hand is sometimes I use a white balsamic reduction or sometimes I use balsamic vinegar, either way final outcome is perfection...


  • Whatever vegetable you want to use (pictured I have two org sweet potatoes and a frozen bag of broccoli) If using sweet potatoes I like to cut mine into the shape of wedges or fries and then cut them in half one more time from there. Fresh or frozen broccoli, strings beans, cauliflower, etc will work. Just use the entirety of the bag in the recipe.

  • Olive oil (about 1/4 cup)

  • Balsamic vinegar (about 1/4 cup)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • sheet pan and parchment paper

  1. Pre heat oven to 400

  2. Line sheet pan with parchment paper

  3. Arrange vegetables on pan making sure not to let them overlap (the space is how you get that roasted goodness)

  4. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and toss with your hands

  5. Drizzle with salt and pepper to your liking ( I like to start with a tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper) and toss again

  6. Place in oven for around 30-34 mins and at the halfway mark pull out to toss vegetables and assess their readiness and place back into the oven.

  7. Pull out of oven, serve and enjoy!!




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~Lao Tzu



“Dream big and dare to fail.”

~Norman Vaughan



“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~Dr. Robert Schuller 

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