Giada de Laurentiis’s best veggie recipe

Pack your table with nutrients and deliciously crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside roasted goodness.  We regularly remix Giada de Laurentiis‘ vegetable dish at Sterling Health dinners.  Check it out and make it your own tradition:

Chop coarsely (into 1″ chunks) at least 5 different seasonal vegetables.  Some of our favorites are sweet potatoes, red and white onions, squash, zucchini, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, parsnips..any fresh veggies from the local market can be tossed into this dish.  The flavors meld together and you’ll enjoy taste twist each time you put this onto the table.

Toss these veggie pieces in a few tablespoons of organic extra virgin olive oil.   Add herbs de province, a French blend of spices including oregano, thyme, rosemary, marjoram and others.  Use these liberally.  For a 11×17′ baking pan we suggest at least 3 tablespoons. If you have fresh herbs, cheers; double the amount.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover and pop into a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Remove cover and bake for 10-15 more minutes.  Enjoy!

Olive Oil 101:

Why choose organic olive oil?  Pesticides are fat soluble and therefore absorb into olives, which are high in fat.  These are in turn transferred to non-organic olive oil and later, your body.

Also choose first cold pressed olive oil (it’s labeled on the front of bottles).  Many oils are extracted using heated pressure which denatures many of the nutrients and breaks down omega bonds.

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