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Wellness with Janina Church
October 16th, 2013

Roasted Roots

This is such a cozy and easy dish to cook! Everything about it speaks autumn…the fall colors, the earthy veggies and the comforting smell while roasting makes me want to snuggle up near a fire with my favorite slippers on.

Root veggies are the ultimate comfort food and are great for crisp autumn weather. In ayurveda it is said that because root veggies grow in the ground, they help bring our energy back to the earth. Which is especially helpful during fall when increased air and space elements in our bodies can leave us feeling spacey and scattered.

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4  potatoes diced (I like using red or golden varieties)

2 garnet yams diced

4-5 beets diced (red or gold)

2 carrots sliced

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

dash of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano crushed

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary crushed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Dice vegetables into large 1 inch cubes and place in a large baking dish (approximately 9 x 2 1/2 x 13 inches in size). Drizzle olive oil over veggies. Add salt, pepper, oregano and rosemary. Using a large spoon or your hands, gently toss the mixture to coat all the veggies with the spices and olive oil. Place uncovered in preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until roots are tender. Can be served as a side dish or a main entrée.

** Try topping with fresh chopped chard and Blissful Creamy Tahini Dressing-so yummy! .**

Wishing you a lovely autumn day~

Janina