These holidays i’m making sure me and my family our gonna get a good dose of deliciously roasted vegetables, cause even the veggie haters cant resist a good vegetable roast. Not only does it taste really great, they also look festive, making them a perfect dish for the holidays. And feel free to play around with your favourite vegetables as this is your dinner and your rules!
This was also the first time i tried fennel, i’ve seen it a million times before but i just didn’t know what to do with it. While ingredient shopping for this recipe the fennel was staring at me and before i knew it the fennel found its way to my grocery bag. the moment i cut the fennel i was surprised by its smell “is it me or am i smelling liquorice” i thought, but i was right it did smell like liquorice my mother confirmed. I myself am not a big fan of liquorice but loved the taste of the roasted fennel, id did have a slight liquorice taste but nothing overwhelming, it’s simply delicious.
When it comes to dinner our family never has a specific kind of cuisine were working with, we always mix things up, so to accompany the roasted vegetables i made some curried rice. Some of the perks from coming from a mixed family is that the table is always filled with dishes from around the world. After the holidays i’m gonna work on veganizing some of my favourite dishes growing up, cant wait to share those with you!
I love fresh herbs, and what’s a better excuse to go wild with fresh herbs than a roast? You guessed right, nothing! You can really use any herb you love but i especially loved using thyme and sage in this recipe. And lets be honest garnishing your food with fresh herbs will only add to the presentation and festiveness of the dish. It also doesn’t hurt that thyme and sage are the herbs with the highest amount of antioxidants, i am in love!
Now i’ve added another dish to my holiday menu, you can find the fun and creative recipe for garlic bread here. I hope you’ll love this recipe as much as i did.