Oct 022014

Healthy recipe for favorite fall vegetables

fall vegetablesfrom Cynthia Goch

This wonderful recipe full of fall vegetables; squash, apples and yams, is from my good friend Cynthia – in fact it is so good that it has been an autumn feature on the menu of local restaurants. You have to try this one!

1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 large yam, peeled and chopped
3 Golden Delicious apples, seeded and chopped
3 large cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
2 Tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
6 sprigs of fresh thyme
sea salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil.  Prepare squash, yam, apples, and garlic according to peeling, chopping and seeding.  Add to a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil and salt and pepper.  Layer a single-layer of the veggies on the foil-lined pan and lay the fresh thyme sprigs on top.  Bake for 40 minutes at 400 degrees, turning once after 20 minutes.  As the veggies bake, they will caramelize and their sugars released.  After baking, remove and discard thyme leaves (except if you would like to use as a garnish).  With a spatula, remove veggies and place on a serving dish and serve.

Serves approximately 4 – 6.

For more recipes from Cynthia go to: GochYaCooking.com

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy! ~Tanya