Roasted Vegetables

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on November 19, 2012

in Food, Recipes

Today I finally knocked two things off of my to do list!
I made Roasted Vegetables and used Coconut Oil! I’m pretty excited about it! I’ve been trying to learn to cook more paleo which always uses coconut oil I feel like. So I sucked it up… forgot the price… and picked some up at the grocery store yesterday.
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When I saw this oil on other blogs I thought it was more of like a creamy oil but surprisingly it was HARD! Like I had to take my tablespoon and really dig into it to get some! i was very surprised!

I’m cooking dinner tonight and actually decided to get some work done on it early because I might want to eat some of the veggies for a snack in between lunch and dinner. (:
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I got some Brussels sprouts {we all know i’ve been loving them lately} and carrots!

For the Brussels Sprouts I combined them in a bowl with a 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tsp of salt and pepper.

For the Carrots I combined them in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tsp of salt and pepper.
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I put them in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 minutes…
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While that was cooking I marinated my salmon for tonight! Can’t wait to share with you that experience haha.
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In no time the veggies were done and soft! I can’t wait to eat some once they cool off a little! (:
I feel like I’m going to eat more oil tonight for dinner than actual food haha.

Questions: Have you ever used coconut oil? Have you ever roasted veggies?

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Elle November 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I have been using coconut oil for quite a while now but sometimes I forget about it. Have NOT used it with roasted veggies so thanks for this great looking idea. Glad you have discovered coconut oil too.

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Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life November 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I love me some coconut oil. I use it for everything..even moisturizing my face! I’ve been seeing that there’s also a spray coconut oil floating around in stores, but I haven’t been able to find it yet!

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Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife November 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I’m surprised about all the different things you can use coconut oil for…

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Ang November 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I love roasted veggies. My faves are sweet potatoes with red onion, and brussels sprouts. I also like roasted asparagus. I’ve never cooked with coconut oil, I usually use olive. However, Ive used coconut oil to make homemade deodorant.

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Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife November 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

you can use it for deodorant? I think its weird that you can eat it… put it on your face.. use it as deodorant haha.. I’ll have to try roasted asparagus that sounds delicious!

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Amy @Macncheesenpeas November 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I LOVE roasted veggies. I started making them once I moved out and now it’s the only way I prepare my veggies. Veggies always taste better roasted!

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Miss Molly November 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Holy Moly Yum!!!

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Jenna November 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Those look so amazing!! Roasted brussel sprouts are my favorite for sure! I need to try them w coconut oil!!

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jessielovestorun November 20, 2012 at 4:58 am

Look at you girl, being all productive in the kitchen roasting away! :) :)

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Becki November 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

How did they turn out? I probably missed this in another post because now I’m jumping around to catch up, haha. I’ve been thinking of buying some for a while, but I’m not sure I’ll like it.

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