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Root Vegetables Roasted Red

Root Vegetables Roasted Red

Red beets really give this dish a great look since, as the dish roasts, the red color transfers onto the edges of the other vegetables. If you don’t like beets, you can omit them (of course, then the dish will not live up to its “Roasted Red” name.) I do suggest cutting the sweet potato into larger sized pieces than the other vegetables since its cooking time is less. I also suggest wearing gloves when handling the beets so your fingers are not red during dinner.

INGREDIENTS:
2 medium Beets, red, peeled, diced medium
2 medium Carrots, peeled, diced medium
2 medium Parsnips, peeled, diced medium
2 medium Sweet potatoes, peeled, diced medium-large
4 small Red Potatoes, diced medium (skins on)
1 medium Onion, peeled, sliced into 12 wedges
12 cloves, large Garlic, peeled
1/3 cup Olive oil
1/3 cup + as needed Vegetable Stock
1 tb Herbs de Provence
1/8 tsp White pepper
1/2 tsp Sea salt, smoked

PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place diced beets in large mixing bowl along with the carrot, parsnip, sweet potato, onion, garlic cloves, olive oil, Herbs de Provence, pepper and salt. Toss everything together to mix.

Place vegetable mix in a roast pan along with the 1/3 cup of stock. Roast vegetables until tender (but not mushy), about an hour, making sure to toss vegetables occasionally during cooking and add more stock, 1/4 cup at a time, as needed.

Season with to taste and serve warm.

Serves 8


Carrot Soup with Orange and Tarragon

Sweet and savory, plus great for the waistline!

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon  Olive oil

1 pound Carrots

¾ cup  Onion, chopped

¼ cup Ginger, chopped

3 medium Garlic cloves, chopped

3 cups Vegetable stock

1/4 cup Orange juice, fresh squeezed

2 tablespoons Wine, white, dry

2 teaspoons Tarragon, fresh, chopped

1 tseaspoon Thyme, fresh, chopped

Pinch Salt

Pinch Pepper, white

PREPARATION:

Add oil to medium pot and heat on medium-high flame.  Add carrot, onion, ginger and garlic and sauté until onion is soft.  Add stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots are tender.

Puree soup in batches in blender until very smooth.  Return to pot. Stir in orange juice, wine, chopped tarragon, thyme, salt and white pepper and simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.

Garnish with sprigs of tarragon.

Soup can be served either hot or chilled.

YIELD: 8 servings

SERVING: 1 cup