- Fruits and vegetables offer up natural plant compounds that help keep the body healthy, and variety is key.
If you’re not a big fan of vegetables, you might think that you can make up for it by eating lots of fruit. It’s easy to see why – we almost always mention them in the same breath (“eat plenty of fruits and veggies!”) and, since they’re healthy plant foods, it’s natural to assume that they’re more or less interchangeable in terms of providing the nutrients the body needs. Read more »
The change of seasons brings with it a new group of fruits and vegetables you can enjoy. Apples, root vegetables – like carrots and sweet potatoes – and all the cabbage family foods, like broccoli and cauliflower, are at their peak now. And they’re all great candidates for roasting – one of my favorite fall cooking methods.
With the grilling season over, I start giving a lot more foods the roasting treatment. The oven’s dry heat caramelizes the natural sugars in foods and brings a depth of flavor to fruits and vegetables that summer grilling can’t touch.
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