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Organic Honey Roasted Winter Veg – Perfect For Christmas

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Organic Honey Roasted Winter Vegetables With Rosemary & Thyme

Topped With Roasted Brussels Sprouts Leaves & Pomegranate

I am excited to share this delicious and simple side dish, perfect for a festive feast this winter. This humble tray of organic carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes are deliciously roasted in honey, flavoured with rosemary and thyme - the perfect accompaniment - topped with brussels sprouts leaves.

organic christmas recipe

Christmas is the perfect occasion to experiment with food, and to seek out the best quality of products. By choosing organic, you will taste the difference! There is something exciting about exploring your local farmers markets with the trays of locally grown products freshly dug up with dustings of soil on top. But whether you’re shopping locally or fighting the crowds at your supermarket, buying organic has many benefits.  

organic winter veg recipe

Why Go Organic?

Organic UK are on a mission to get people buying more organic products. There are many reasons to do so, from ensuring your food has fewer pesticides, free from GMO’s and encouraging healthy soils. (Find out more information here https://www.feedyourhappy.co.uk)

For me, the biggest difference is the taste. I remember when I was in Italy and was shopping the local farmers markets, the taste of the peaches and plums were incredible! They were so much sweeter and the skin had a much fresher taste.

By supporting organic farming, our soils are also healthier. This is something I am reading about more and more, with key messages about preserving our soils as a great importance from reducing greenhouse gasses to keeping our livestock nourished!

organic uk christmas recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 Organic Carrots
  • 4 Organic Parsnips
  • 2 Organic Sweet Potatoes
  • 5 Brussels Sprouts (leaves peeled off)
  • 2 Sprigs of Rosemary
  • 2 Sprigs Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Organic Honey (I used a fairly runny consistency)
  • ¼ Cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Handful Roughly Chopped Pistachios
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C
  • Slice the carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes lengthwise with at around 3cm thick
  • Place the sliced veg on a non-stick pan drizzle the 2 tbsp honey, then mix to ensure an even coating
  • Roughly tear the rosemary and thyme and scatter around the tray and add a generous pinch of salt
  • Place in the oven for around 35 minutes, turning halfway through
  • Chop the ends off the brussels sprouts and peel off the outer leaves, then add to the roasting tray for the last five minutes of baking
  • Once the vegetables have finished roasting, plate up and scatter over the pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios
  • Enjoy as a side dish for a perfect organic festive feast!
  • Try buying organic this Christmas and see if you notice the difference in taste! If you recreate this dish, be sure to tag us to let us know!

     

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For more delicious side recipes, take a look at my paprika roasted parsnips here.

Roasted Parsnip Chips

Recipe

The Tastiest Side Dish With Tenderstem®

Tenderstem® oriental recipe

Oriental infused flavours with a soy & ginger dressing, toasted sesame seeds and chilli flakes drizzled over charred Tenderstem®

I have collaborated with Tenderstem® to create a delicious side dish using the delicious cross between Chinese kale and broccoli to make the perfect side dish. This simple dish takes literally minutes to prepare and is the perfect bit on the side to accompany a tasty stir fry. It’s vegan friendly, requires minimal effort and creates the perfect side dish.

In this post, I am sharing the perfect side dish for a Friday Night Fake-Away. There is nothing more satisfying than creating the ultimate comfort food dish that is still nourishing and delicious and luckily this simple recipe will do the trick.


Top tip: Don’t chop the stems! It’s where loads of the flavour and crunch is, and by gently boiling then charring, they make the best crunchy greens perfect for dipping in your tamari dressing.

Tenderstem® oriental

Recipe

  • 220g Tenderstem®
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • ¼ tsp chopped garlic
  • ¼ tsp chopped ginger
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Method

  • Bring a pan of water to the boil and gently simmer the Tenderstem® for around 3 minutes
  • Place a griddle pan on high heat adding the sesame seeds, then drain the Tenderstem® and add to the griddle
  • Leave on a high heat for around 3 minutes until one side is charred then add the sesame seeds
  • Turn the Tenderstem® and char the other side
  • In a small dressing dish, mix the tamari, garlic, ginger and chilli flakes
  • Place the Tenderstem® on a side plate, add the toasted sesame seeds and a drizzle the dressing over
  • Serve up with a delicious stir fry and enjoy as a side dish

Tenderstem® recipe

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