Many peoply struggle with preparing enough food in order to always have something healthy in their fridge. If you just have to put some food on a plate and microwave it, you will be much less inclined to buy junk food after a long and strenous working day. The second mothership recipe (first one) Chantal and I developed for this reason is as simple as it sounds: roasted vegetables! To be honest, it’s not even a real recipe, it’s just a guideline. But that doesn’t make it any less valuable!
The basic idea is the following: get a nice, big roasting tray. Preheat your oven to about 220°C. Peel (if it is even necessary) and chop some root vegetables and put them onto your tray until it is completely full. Drizzle with a little olive oil, season bravely with salt, pepper and your favorite spices. Stir and pop it in the oven until everything is golden. Depending on your oven it may take 35-45 minutes. If you are like me, and really want your veggies roasted dark, turn on the fan.
While waiting for your veggies to finish, you are free to prepare some protein to go with it, make preparations for tomorrow or even get a quick home workout done :)!
That’s pretty much it! I like to use garlic and onions, as they add sweetness and flavor. For a little sourness add some sliced lemons/limes/oranges. Favorite spices include fennel seeds, paprika and cinnamon. You can also use vegetables like squash or cabbage, but don’t add too much of them, as they contain a lot of water and could turn your beautiful tray bake into a soup.
So go out, buy some nice root vegetables and have fun experimenting with the spices you use. Don’t worry, it will be gorgeous 🙂 !
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