Well, after two days of feeling truly spectacular and energised by the sun, today it’s back to cold, overcast and miserable here. I think at some point down the track, I need to consider moving to a warmer climate. For two days I was so motivated! I woke early, played outdoors with the kids, gardened, went for long walks after dinner, filled my washing line with load after load and generally felt amazing. Now I just want to curl up on the couch under a blanket!
How do the rest of you stay motivated when the weather is lousy? Teach me oh wise ones!
Anyway, here’s some yummy comfort food for you to take those winterish blues away…
You Will Need:
(To feed 4 with possible leftovers to add to a salad for lunch the next day)
1 kg sweet potatoes
1/2 butternut pumpkin (or 2-3 carrots)
2 large zucchinis
6 – 8 short slices of free range bacon (we use Istra bacon – local, free range, preservative free)
Sea salt and black pepper
Olive or coconut oil for roasting*
Optional to serve: Sour Cream, Greek yoghurt,
* I roasted my veggies using a home made garlic and rosemary infused olive oil.
You could achieve something similar by scattering veggies with dried or fresh rosemary, and 5 or 6 smashed garlic cloves then drizzling with oil. Or you can just leave them plain – they will still be delicious!
Preheat oven to 200dc (390F)
Line two baking trays with parchment paper
Chop veggies into wedges and arrange in a single layer on your trays.
Note: you can use any other veggies you like – carrots, parsnips, potatoes etc…
Season with salt, pepper, oil (garlic & rosemary)
Bake for 50 -60 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and drool worthy.
10 minutes before you take the veggies out of the oven, slice bacon into small squares and panfry on the stove until crispy.
Plate up veggies and scatter with bacon.
Serve as is or with sour cream or Greek yoghurt.
We also ate a simple garden salad with ours.
Hubby C said it was “the best dinner ever” and Little R2 didn’t look up for a good 20 minutes until he had devoured every last bite. J4 is not as mad for roast veggies as the rest of us but he was easily encouraged with a sprinkle of grated cheese over the top of his.
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