Paleo recipe Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Carrots and Fresh Thyme-min

Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Carrots and Fresh Thyme

Sweet potatoes are a great side dish for a Paleo dinner. Bright orange and packed with vitamins A, B and C, don’t be surprised if you’re wearing sunglasses indoors and singing the alphabet whilst tucking into these!

Roasted Sweet Potato Ingredients:

  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into wedges
  • 6 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • Olive oil
  • High grade maple syrup
  • 2 cloves
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme

Roasted Sweet Potato How To:

1)     Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4

2)     Peel and chop the sweet potatoes and carrots. Transfer to a roasting dish. Drizzle over a little olive oil and maple syrup in equal parts, giving the vegetables a light coating.

3)     Throw in the cloves and fresh thyme. Toss the vegetables, then roast for around 40 minutes until well cooked.

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Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprout, Shallot and Sesame Slaw

Brussels sprouts are one of the most humble, least glamorous vegetables around. They’re often overlooked in favour of other members of the brassica family; but personally, they’re one of my favourites. Rather than just steaming them, I thought it would be great to roast them in a little oil and turn them into a kind of ‘slaw’. I paired them with the natural sweetness of shallots and the rich, smoky umami of sesame. The result is a wonderful side dish which is simple to make and full of flavour; it works great alongside some griddled chicken thighs or steamed fish.

Serves 2

Slaw Ingredients:

  • 16 medium sized Brussels sprouts
  • 2 medium sized shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Slaw How To:

1)    Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4. Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts, then chop very finely to make a ‘slaw’ like texture. Do the same with the shallots, and combine them with the garlic in a roasting dish. Toss in the olive oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

2)    Transfer the roasting dish to the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir well, then return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.

3)    Finish by tossing in the sesame oil and seeds.

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Recipe: Roasted Fennel with Toasted Almonds

Completely unique in flavour, fennel is one of my favourite vegetables to have as a side with chicken and lamb. You don’t need much in the way of spices, as it does the talking all on its own. It's very much ‘love it or hate it’ though, just to warn you!

Roasted Fennel Ingredients:

  • 4 fennel bulbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 handful of flaked almonds
  • A few sprigs fresh parsley

Roasted Fennel How To:

1)     Preheat an oven to 200C / 400F / Gas mark 6

2)     Remove the stalks and the hard bottom from the fennel bulbs. Cut into wedges.

3)     Combine the olive oil with the lemon juice, then drizzle over the fennel wedges. Season well, then add to the oven. Cook for 15 minutes, turn, then for another 20.

4)     Meanwhile, in a pan, dry fry the flaked almonds over a medium heat until the turn golden brown. When the fennel is nice and crispy, toss the almonds on top. Garnish with a few sprigs of fresh parsley.

What’s your verdict on fennel? Do you love it, or hate it?

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Recipe: Sauteed Turmeric Sweet Potatoes

Earthy and wholesome, these sweet potatoes make a lovely side dish to chicken, pork or lamb. Add red and green capsicum (bell peppers) for a real explosion of colour!

Sautéed Sweet Potato Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1cm cubes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2cm knob of ginger, chopped
  • Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Sautéed Sweet Potato How To:

1)     Heat a pan to a medium heat with a little coconut oil.

2)     In a bowl, combine the onions and sweet potatoes with the lemon, turmeric and cayenne. Add the garlic and ginger and mix together.

3)     Fry for about 10 minutes, until the potatoes are nice and crispy.

Don’t forget to share in the comments what you enjoyed them with!

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paleo recipe Griddled Asparagus with Pine Nuts-min

Recipe: Griddled Asparagus with Pine Nuts

An easy and effective way to make awesome asparagus! This is a great side dish with any dinner. It's easy to over cook – but take care because well cooked asparagus makes such a difference!


  • 500g asparagus spears
  • A handful of fresh parsley
  • A handful of fresh tarragon
  • A handful of pine nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Asparagus How To:

1)     Sear the asparagus on a griddle at a medium low heat. You don’t need any oil, as this way they will crisp up far more.

2)     While these are cooking, finely chop the herbs, and mix together with 2tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.

3)     Remove the asparagus from the heat when it is suitably chargrilled, normally after 7 – 8 minutes. Drizzle with the herb oil, then scatter the pine nuts.

I’d love to hear how you cook and prepare your veggies.

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