Root Vegetables Jazzed Up!

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Hello everyone!

First up- the fun and festive table setting!!!

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We couldn’t afford to buy flowers so I thought this was a nice alternative and FREE!

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Hello! Zesty is back for his last feature with the Summer Glow Boot Camp! I hope you have enjoyed his recipes and got some new ideas out of them.

Take it away Zesty!

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How about taking boring root vegetables and cooking them slightly different?  Ever contemplate what to make for dinner all day?  Try this quick and easy hearty dish. I started with some turnip, carrot, parsnip and Brussels sprouts then added some flavors to match.

The flavors I chose included honey, thyme and apple juice.  The sweetness of the honey, earthiness of the thyme, and the acid form the apple juice was a great balance.

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Ingredients

    * 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
    * 1 Turnip
    * 1 Large Carrot
    * 1 Large Parsnip
    * 6 Brussels Sprouts
    * 2 Tbsp. Honey (or maple syrup/agave for a vegan version)
    * 1/4 Cup Apple Juice
    * 3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
    * 2 Cloves Garlic
    * Salt and Pepper

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Method

   1. Prepare Vegetables

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   2. Preheat large saucepan oh high heat

   3. Add olive oil to pan

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   4. Add Garlic

   5. Add all other root vegetables except Brussels sprouts

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   6. Cook on high heat stirring frequently for 5-7 minutes to caramelize the vegetables

   7. Add Brussels Sprouts and Thyme
   8. Cook for 3 minutes

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   9. Add honey, and apple juice and bring to a boil

  10. Simmer with lid for 10-15 minutes until vegetables are tender

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  11. ENJOY!

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Zesty Tip: Instead of apple juice for this recipe, try your favorite wine (red or white) to give it a richer flavor. If you choose wine make sure to let the alcohol burn off before putting the lid on to finish the cooking process.

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Thanks Zesty! This looks absolutely delicious. :D I love the suggestion to use wine too. It is always amazing to me how the simplest and most basic/unprocessed ingredients can look (and taste!) so amazing when they are done.

Today’s question: What’s your favourite way to eat vegetables?

I love roasting veggies on the BBQ in a little olive oil….so delicious!

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Jen July 25, 2009

I love the table setting!!! :) well done!!

Zesty is the best, always has great recipes, these veggies look SO good!

Have fun tonight :D

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VeggieGirl July 25, 2009

I love vegetables steamed!

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Sana July 25, 2009

Pretty table setting!! Thanks for the recipe, it looks yummy.

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Pam July 25, 2009

Those veggies and your table setting…AMAZING!

http://www.alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com

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Paige @ Running Around Normal July 25, 2009

The table setting looks great! You are too cute. Hope you have fun!!

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Michelle Hisae July 25, 2009

I’m totally there with you: roasting on the BBQ or in the oven with some salt, pepper and EVOO.

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Kate November 5, 2009

Grilled vegetables are THE BOMB! Especially grilled zucchini. Mmm mmm good! I could eat an entire garden of grilled zucchinis.

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