Monthly Archives: January 2013

Happy New Year Roasted Root Vegetables

“One day we will look back on this and laugh.”Virgil

A few days ago I gave SensitiveHusband a card with the quote above written on it. That is because the past few weeks have been rather unusual for us, to put it mildly. We rang in the new year in a hospital room, hours after my emergency gallbladder surgery. My recovery is moving along, and I appreciate all of the support I have received from my family, friends, and even strangers.

root-vegetables_2Right after the surgery, my doctor suggested that I eat root vegetables because they are nutritious and easy to digest. Root vegetables are plant roots that are used as vegetables. Examples include carrots, turnips, beets, parsnips, rutabaga, and sweet potatoes. Roasting is a great way to prepare these vegetables – they get very tender and can even caramelize (especially the carrots – they taste like candy). We enjoyed these so much, I think we will be eating them often in 2013.

Ingredients:
3 carrots – peeled and sliced
1 yellow turnip – peeled and cubed
3 beets – peeled and chopped
3 parsnips – peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper

Preparation:
–Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
–Line a 13×9 glass pan with an assortment of root vegetables.
–Toss the root vegetables with salt, pepper and olive oil.
–Bake the root vegetables for approximately one hour, or until tender.

Happy New Year! Out with the old, in with the new!

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