Choose you cooking style - roast

Nicole Toia,

Roasting usually occurs in an oven and uses a dry heating method, which is where hot air surrounds the food.

Roasting helps to bring out the natural sugars in fruits and vegetables, which can make them taste sweeter.  Roasting can be a good way to introduce children to vegetables as they are naturally inclined to like sweet and salty foods. Remember it can take little tastebuds a few tries before getting used to a range of vegetables, especially as lots of vegies can be quite bitter.

How to:

Preheat your oven to 180◦c- 200◦c. Cut the vegetables into desired sizes (smaller pieces will cook faster). Place vegetable pieces on a baking tray and roast for 10-40 minutes depending on the vegetable and size. You may like to spray the vegetables lightly with some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with some herbs and spices.

Vegetables best for roasting include:

  • carrot
  • potato
  • pumpkin
  • beetroot
  • onion
  • taro
  • eggplant
  • zucchini
  • brussel sprouts