Roasted root vegetables are an ideal winter side dish, and when they become brown and caramelized, they have a sweetness that can satisfy your sugar cravings. Usually, it’s plenty to toss them with just olive oil, salt, and pepper, but when you want a bit more, this is your dish. The citrus adds brightness, the sage adds softness, and when are whole roasted garlic cloves not a good thing?
Here’s an excellent example of how quick and easy it is to make a warming homemade soup. This cauliflower soup is lusciously creamy even though it’s dairy- free- and it’s finished with a drizzle of always-welcome roasted garlic oil. This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with Jill Silverman Hough.
‘Tis the season for our Clean Plates gift guide. But, like so many things this year, gift-giving feels a little different.