Adulting doesn’t have to be boring. There’s always room for some play and exploration in things that, on the outside, seem very square and buttoned up. Food waste, for example, just feels so technical, so not fun. …
I say this every year, but I’m not into making resolutions. You don’t need it to be January to bring change to your life, it can be in any month, at any time. Change that truly comes from within has no schedule, when it wants to happen, it will happen….
As 2017 has been starting, I’ve been seeking a lot of comfort and coziness. There’s been enough excitement on all fronts, and I’m still holding on to the quiet days and pine forests of my winter holiday.
It’s finally started raining in Southern California, which is pretty rare, and feels pretty magical. The rain and yearning for comfort and coziness mean one thing: soup….
It’s not breaking news that I love giving food gifts. For me, nothing expresses my love for someone by spending time in the kitchen to make them something that’s delicious that they can enjoy that moment….
Tis the season for roasting all the things, especially vegetables. As the vegetables change out in my farmer’s market, I could’t be happier to see some of my favorite comforting vegetables return. Their return brings an instant coziness to my small table.
With the slow winding down to the end of the year, more potlucks and occasions have been coming up, and bringing that instant comfort to others has been my go-to. It’s a win on many levels for me- I get to make something without driving myself crazy (cause school is still very much happening), I get to share that with others, and I can now guarantee some delicious and nourishing vegetables will be on the menu.
The combination I chose for these Roasted Fall Vegetables, leeks, beets and sweet potatoes, so far has been a hard one to beat. You’ve got just enough sweetness, and with the za’atar and garlic, a good balance of savory.
To make things more interesting and to add some healthy fats and probiotics, I paired this with a yogurt dressing, which brings an already awesome dish to the next level. The vegetables already taste great on their own, but if you want to kick up, add in the yogurt dressing.
As more gatherings and potlucks pop up, consider bringing something simple to the party. Dishes don’t have to be complicated to taste good, and you can never have too many vegetables at the table.