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The Best Sourdough Glazed Donuts

We love vegetables around here, but like most people, we don’t eat enough. That is one of the main reasons we began juicing, was to get more greens into our bodies. I love to eat vegetables raw, but after I cleaned out my fridge, the Ranch dressing didn’t quite make the cut (once again, I was shocked by the ingredients). I am in the process of experimenting with new dip ideas, but until I find the perfect one, I cook a lot of veggies. I became aware of roasting vegetables last summer. I don’t know how or why I didn’t try this method before, but it’s brilliant. I love the crisp texture, and the slightly crunchy bits. It is an easy way to add some variety to your cooking.

Roasted Veggies (this is tricky, so pay very close attention):

Vegetables: my favorites are broccoli and cauliflower, hands down. You can also do potatoes, asparagus, brussel sprouts (the best way to eat them, in my opinion), carrots, etc. Basically any vegetable can be roasted.

2-3 T. Coconut oil, or olive oil if you prefer. I love the taste of coconut oil, so it’s my first choice.

Sea salt.

Garlic. Lots of garlic. I used to be afraid of this small white bulb with the odd segments, but I have become enamored by it.

Preheat oven to 400 (F).

Toss vegetable(s) of choice with coconut oil and salt until coated. Add a few cloves of minced garlic. Lay evenly on a baking sheet and bake/roast in oven until vegetables are crisp/tender and beginning to brown. Potatoes take close to 30 minutes, while broccoli and cauliflower take only 20. Watch them carefully. Remove from oven and try not to eat them all with your fingers before serving to your family.

Vegetables are good for you. We should all be eating more of them. I know this seems like a silly post, but I am always looking for easy ways to incorporate another side or vegetable into my meals. The garlic in this recipe browns up and flavors the veggies perfectly. If you haven’t tried your veggies roasted, give it a go. You’ll thank me . . . I hope.

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  1. The Merrills says:

    Oh my! These sound delish! I am making them tonight!!

  2. Kayleen says:

    I just want you to know that part of me doesn't want to change anything about how i cook or eat because i don't know another way and never have and HATE being told what to do or that I am doing something wrong.
    However, there is another part of me which is the part that I want to admit is grateful for you and your new blog. This little part of me is growing more and more and I am soo appreciative of your knowledge. I may never be as “hardcore” as you, but I am excited to make an honest effort. until that part of me that hates you takes over again. JK!!!

    Seriously, thank you for being a health advocate and making it a little easier for people like me with the desire to be healthier, but not as much experience or knowledge. You're doing a great work.

  3. Ashley says:

    My mom makes her own salad dressings that are tasty, healthy, and vegan friendly. You should seriously talk to her.

  4. OK, I have to admit that I AM overwhelmed. I use a lot of the things that you do, but there's some that I don't. Plus, my family's issue is “carb counting”. Makes it kind of tricky. Most people don't post nutritional info because the ingredients are all good for you anyways, so who cares! I have to know to do proper insulin doses!
    P.S. Did you know I saw your mom at Tess's bridal shower? So funny that you are related to SO MANY PEOPLE!! I love the Tolmans'. They're in my ward – just love them all!

    I'm glad you are doing this, because you aren't a “internet stranger” to me so I actually trust that you're being honest and trying to help others be more healthy!
    I feel like I”m rambling!

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Hey, I'm Kels!

a homeschooling mom of four who used to blog about food, has a book about sourdough, and who is now walking through the grief of losing my dad.

I have lots of recipes and resources, but now it's just about me being real, walking through the messy and beautiful parts of life.


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