Can’t Live without It- Fresh Herbs (and a recipe!)

For today’s Can’t Live without It, I’m sharing my love of fresh herbs!


Living in Arizona, I try to keep my herb garden going year round, but sometimes, in the dead heat of summer, it can get really tough! Those suckers tend to shrivel right up if I’m not careful to give them shade and PLENTY of water.


Nonetheless, I press on each year, trying to make the most of the time I do have an herb garden and try to use fresh herbs in nearly all of my recipes. My go –to’s are basil, rosemary, oregano and cilantro (um… hello homemade salsa!), but I also have parsley and mint (ahem… mojitos… ahem) growing right now too.

I’m also all about quick and easy dishes, since spending large quantities of time in the kitchen have basically been extinct from the day Brynlee was born. Today, I wanted to share one of my go-to side dishes that is quick and easy and the best part, it can be prepped ahead of time, say at naptime, then tossed in the oven when you are ready.

Garlic Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes

2-3 Sweet potatoes depending on size (this makes enough to feed my family of 3)

A couple of sprigs of rosemary

2 cloves of garlic (Okay, I used more like 5, but what can I say… we are garlic lovers over here!)

Olive Oil

Kosher salt and pepper to taste


Pre-heat your over to 425*.

Dice your sweet potatoes, chop your rosemary and mince your garlic.


Throw your sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet (I like to cover mine in tin foil for easy cleaning, no time for scrubbing pans in this house), drizzle with olive oil and mix around to evenly coat the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, add in your rosemary and garlic and give it another good mix around.


Toss them in the oven for 25-30 minutes, I like to check mine every 10 minutes or so and give them another stir. And you are done!


This makes the perfect side for just about any meal, I’ve also brought this along to BBQ’s and this would be a great side for a holiday or family gathering. If you are not a fan of sweet potatoes, this works well using regular ptotatoes too.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does! I usually make this once a week and it is always a hit, even with Brynlee #winning!!!

Once again, I’m linking up with Stephanie, Cait and Laura for Can’t Live Without It!


11 thoughts on “Can’t Live without It- Fresh Herbs (and a recipe!)

  1. Hey I’m in AZ too – let’s be friends! Haha! I tried to grow an indoors herb garden last year but my kitchen – and most of my apartment – gets no direct sunlight (which is awesome during the summer) so I’ll have to wait until the next dwelling. This recipe looks awesome, I’ll have to give it a try!


    1. I can’t keep herbs alive in indoors either 😕 I have to say, as it continues to heat up, I’m a little jealous you’re not being hit by the sun! I don’t know that I’m ready for summer to be here just yet lol!!


  2. Fresh herbs can totally transform a recipe! They just taste so much better than the dried stuff. Unfortunately, I am awful at keeping them alive and they always die on me!


  3. We just planted our garden for the summer and this looks delicious. I never know what to do with my abundance of herbs but this would be yummy. Plus my daughter is huge on sweet potatos so I always seem to have them lying about. Thanks for linking up! Happy Friday!


  4. Stephanie

    honestly, nothing beats fresh herbs! when we moved into our maine house, our neighbors brought over a huge basket of herbs from their garden to welcome us. I thought it was the sweetest gesture! we froze most of them and used them in various recipes but I loved having them on hand! thanks for linking up! xo


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