Amazingly Easy Maple Garlic Roasted Vegetableson February 10th, 2014 Posted in Home Made Cooking
I found my youngest sitting in a laundry basket this week, as if it was the most comfortable thing in the world. She was reading something and commenting about it to herself. So I stand there (in the kitchen of course, where else?) and I hear her saying to herself “Reading Star – What? I don’t want to be a reading star, I want to be a STAR).
And to think that when I was her age all I wanted to do is play in the mud and build swords from sticks. Yeah, I wasn’t a real girlie girl 🙂 I always preferred to play with the boy, which turned out great as I grew up 🙂
And now just a bit of food talk – this next recipe is roasted vegetables, but adding maple and garlic just made them super good!
Isn’t it the easiest thing in the world? roasted vegetables that is. You just cut them, mix with their sauce, place in the oven and wait. And the more veggies the merrier your dish will look. And after 30-40 minutes you got your perfectly nutritious side dish. As easy as sitting in a laundry basket, isn’t it?
- 2 Sweet Potatoes - Cut into large cubes
- 2 Zucchinis - Cut into large pieces
- ½ Butternut Squash - Cut into medium pieces (because it takes a bit longer to roast)
- ½ Onion - cut into large pieces
- 1 ½ Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 3 Garlic Cloves - Minced
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Kosher (coarse) Salt
- Preheat oven to 400F (200C) and layer a baking sheet with parchment paper (you can also make these in a Pyrex oven proof glass dish).
- Place all the cut vegetables in a mixing bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, olive oil and minced garlic until evenly mixed.
- Pour the maple mix on top of the vegetables and stir it using a wooden spoon until the vegetables are fully covered with the mix.
- Place the vegetables onto the baking sheet (or Pyrex) and sprinkle with some kosher (coarse) salt on top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or until you test the veggies with a fork and they’ve reached your desired tenderness.