A Lonely, Lazy Vegan's 1-Pan Roast Dinner

Massive Munch has been away being very busy and important, so I've only got myself to cater for for Sunday dinner. Earlier today I took a nice stroll around both Chislehurst and Blackheath Farmers Markets and picked up a few lovely things, like salsify and jerusalem artichokes, both of which I've never cooked with before, so were obviously a must have.

Anyway, after ambling home and feeling rather lazy with regards to cooking a full on dinner for my lonely backside, I decided to sling it all in one tray and roast the new things, some old favourites and some green things and just see what happens...

For realsies. If I changed anything, I'd chop the jerusalem artichokes a bit smaller, so they'd brown a bit more, but otherwise it was a perfect, quick, easy, tasty and filling dinner with minimal washing up to do. What more do you want?!!

Mate...I didn't even use fresh herbs. I cannot stress just how easy this is. The most taxing thing is making sure you've got a lemon water solution to keep the salsify in until you cook it. Not particularly difficult.

Well, enough post-dinner-satisfaction-afterglow-waxing-lyrical, have a recipe!

Lonely, Lazy, Vegan, 1 Pan Roast Dinner
would serve 2, but I scoffed the lot

3 stalks of salsify, scrubbed, peeled & quartered (pop into lemon water to prevent from browning until ready to cook)
4 jerusalem artichokes, scrubbed and chopped into bitesize pieces
handful of sprouts, picked & halved
1/2 very large carrot, cut into eighths
most of a leek, chopped
1 rib of celery, chopped
4 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
1 parsnip, peeled & chopped
handful of okra, washed & dried thoroughly
100ml olive oil
big pinch of chilli salt
generous grind of mixed pepper
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp sage
1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Pop the oven to as mark 6 or equivalent.
  2. Scatter all of your prepped veggie onto a baking tray in a single layer.
  3. Mix together oil, salt, pepper, sage, rosemary & lemon juice. 
  4. Pour oil mixture over veggies and make sure everything is coated.
  5. Pop your veggies in the oven for 20 minutes, give them a shake, then sling them back in for another 15-20 minutes.
  6. Dump on a plate.
  7. Fork it into face.
  8. Feel full & satisfied.


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