Even if you don’t like the taste of licorice, give this roasted fennel recipe a try. Roasting caramelizes the fennel bulbs, downplays the licorice flavor and brings out a nutty, delicious creaminess. The addition of Parmesan makes this dish extra delicious, though it’s also excellent with no cheese, if you’re so inclined. Click for the recipe
Roasting thinly sliced carrots in olive oil elevates them from a fairly boring veggie into a tasty snack. I’m lazy, so I use pre-sliced, store-bought carrot chips. Obviously you could simply slice them yourself. Serve as a side dish, or as a super healthy snack. Click for the recipe
Deliciously roasted bell peppers are seasoned with olive oil, oregano and crushed red peppers. Click for the recipe
Don’t toss those broccoli stalks! They are a delicacy, especially when roasted. You can use two baking sheets and roast the broccoli florets at the same time, though they will likely be ready a few minutes before the stalks. Click for the recipe
Roasted potatoes are obviously delicious. But add sliced onions, allowing them to slowly caramelize as they roast, and you’ve elevated those roasted potatoes into a whole new level of deliciousness! Click for the recipe
Quick pickles are ready in a few hours – rather than a few weeks. They are crisp and flavorful, a wonderful addition to any entree. It’s fun to experiment with different types of vegetables, vinegars and spices. Click for the recipe
Like many other of my recipes, the idea for this pasta bake came out of necessity. I had some leftover pasta sauce in the fridge that I wanted to use up, and also some shredded mozzarella. So I thought, why not make my baked macaroni and cheese, substituting pasta sauce for the yogurt and mozzarella for the cheddar?
The result is a delicious, gluten-free pasta bake that my kids love and is very easy to make. While it’s a bit too high-carb for my husband and for me, I do feed my growing teenage kids a higher-carb diet, and this is perfect – tasty, easy and filling. Click for the recipe