Dr. Mark’s Favorite Fall Dish in St. Charles IL

Dr. Mark's Favorite Fall Dish in St. Charles IL

Chiropractic St. Charles IL Dr. Mark's Favorite Fall Dish

Vegetable Fall Medley is a wonderful, jumbled assortment of roasted fall veggies. I love fall. The farmer’s market and local grocery stores are over stocked with everything yummy.

One of my go-to weekly meal prep items is a large pan of roasted vegetables. It will keep for the whole week and this side dish reheats well. It’s also paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and almost keto. As your St. Charles IL chiropractor, here is my favorite fall dish recipe below:

Recipe For 1 Large Baking Pan In St. Charles IL:

  • Sweet Potatos: 2, or half of a butternut squash – peeled and ¾ inch cubed.
  • Celery: ½-1 cup chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
  • Carrot: 1 – 1 ½ cups chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
  • Onion: 1 large, chopped
  • Red Pepper: 1 large chopped (green pepper if you want)
  • Root crops of choice to fill the dish. I always include parsnip and switch out the others and include two from the list to get a wonderful mix.
    • Parsnip: Peeled and cubed. Chopped into 1/4 inch pieces. They take more time to cook.
    • Turnip: Peeled and ¾ inch cubed.
    • Rutabaga: Try it, you might like it. Peeled and ¾ pieces.
    • Celeriac: It has a strong taste, but is great in moderation. Peeled and ¾ inch cubed.
    • Do not use beets. They are great but bleed and make everything look like a horror show.
    • Do not add mushrooms unless you plan on eating in all in three days. A wonderful addition, but by day five I have experienced food poisoning more than once.
  • Seasoning. I make this many different ways. Don’t scrimp on the flavor. It is hard to over season this dish.
    • Italian: At least, 4 heaping tablespoons of mixed Italian seasoning blend.
    • BBQ: My recipe: 2T ground ginger, 1T coriander, 1/2T cumin, 1/2T black pepper, 2T smoked paprika, 1/2T ground mustard, 1/4t ground cloves, 1T ancho or regular chili powder.
    • Habash, Garam Masala: I have many different spice blends. 3-5 tables spoons depending on potency.
    • Chili: I love our New Year New You Chili spice and will use it with these veggies occasionally. 2-4 T.
    • Curry: One of our New Year New You dishes is always sweet yellow curry. I use 4 T. You can also buy or make different curry blends at your grocery or online.

Cooking Instructions:

  • 350-degree oven
  • Liberally olive or avocado oil on the pan
  • Add all ingredients and stir.

Stir the mixture every 10-15 minutes to get an equal roast. Take it out when starts to crisp and veggies fork tender. This process takes less than an hour, depending on the size and volume of your pan, and the size of your vegetable chop.

Other exciting additions to the mix include precooked bacon or sausage. These ramp it up into a main course instead of just a side dish.

- Dr. Mark


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