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Ian’s Roasted Veg

Ian Taverner


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20-25 mins


1 whole broccoli, broken into small florets or packet of tender stem broccoli

Salt and pepper

2 carrots, peeled and cut into large batons

2 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks

2 small Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and diced

1 small swede, peeled and diced

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp honey

Veg Portions / Serving: 2


Kitchen Ninja

Recipe from Cookfulness: A Therapeutic Approach to Cooking by Ian Taverner.

A meal on their own or a great accompaniment to a meat or fish dish.


Preheat the oven to 200ºC fan (220ºC/gas 7). Place all of the mixed veg into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Add the honey and lemon juice and mix thoroughly so all covered.

Lay the mixed veg onto a double foil-lined baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins until cooked through – depends on size of the veg.


Hints & Tips

  • If the broccoli is starting to catch, lower the tray in the oven and cover with foil for the remaining time left
  • Cutting things to similar sizes helps ensure even cooking

Ways To Change

  • Use different veg as you like in your family
  • Add thickly sliced onion for more flavour
  • This is nice with a sour cream dip
  • A little balsamic vinegar in the honey and lemon mix is lovely too

Kids in the kitchen:

Prep the veg, then let the kids add the seasoning, honey and lemon juice and mix it all together. Get them to spread the veg on the baking tray, too.

Ian Taverner

Ian Taverner is a passionate cook, father of two and Fibromyalgia and Arthritis suffer.

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