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Curried Root Vegetables

November 20, 2011 by Dr Karen Hack

A warming, nutrient rich dish from the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen – (www.nourishingmeals.com) a great resource for healthy, allergy and elimination diet friendly recipes!

2 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive or coconut oil
1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds (optional)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 teaspoons mild curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
pinch or two cayenne pepper
2 to 3 teaspoons sea salt
3 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
2 medium yams, peeled and cut into chunks
6 small yellow or red potatoes, cut into chunks
4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
2 cups water

In a cast iron dutch oven or 6-quart pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds if using and cook for about 30 to 60 seconds or until fragrant. Add the onions and saute for about 10 minutes until softened and beginning to change color. Add the spices and saute for another 60 seconds.

Next add the root vegetables and saute for a few minutes to coat with the spices and oil. Then add the tomatoes and water, partially cover pot with a lid, and simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cooking time will vary depending on what size you cut your vegetables.

Serve over quinoa and garnish with chopped cilantro if desired. Store leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Source: www.NourishingMeals.com