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!)
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!!!