2 Easy and Delicious Root Vegetable Recipes

I am very interested in food and eating well, but not much interested in cooking.

Once the ingredient list gets too long, or there are more than about 5 steps in a recipe, I'm lost. So I am great at smoothies (chuck a bunch of things in a blender) soups (chuck a bunch of things in a pot) and salads (chuck a bunch of things in a bowl) but that's about it.

It's a quandary. What about Winter?

How much dal soup can one person honestly eat?

Actually, that's a trick question. I could eat the stuff every day. But variety is better for my health.

Which is why I was so excited to find this lady's site, with all its super easy super clever super delicious recipes.

Now, let's just get the name thing out of the way: Rooted works in London, but an Australian could never name their business that unless they wanted to be snickered at the way I was when, as a fresh immigrant, I'd tell people to 'root down into the ground' and have at least one person get an uncontrollable case of the giggles.

What I didn't know then, but do know now, is that 'rooting' is Australian slang for er, um, you know. Being intimate.

Awkward.

Anyway, moving swiftly on to the recipes:

Simple Beetroot and Coconut Soup 

This soup is your autumn fix to help fight colds and flu. It's also naturally gluten and dairy free, plus being so easy to prepare, you’ll come back to it again and again.

  • 500g beetroot (raw)
  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • 500ml vegetable stock (organic)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Full instructions here.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

This Carrot Cake Smoothie bowl (a smoothie eaten out of the bowl, it's quite simple) uses cinnamon to warm it up and mixes carrots and banana for a sweet, creamy texture. The other ingredients pack a punch for your taste buds. 

You do need a strong blender for this. 

Serves 1

- 2 organic carrots

- 1 ripe banana

- 1 teaspoon cinnamon

-  1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

- 2 tablespoons chia seeds

- 1 date

- 40 grams gluten free oats (normal, non GF if you'd prefer)

- 1 tablespoon organic Maca powder

- 2 tablespoons yoghurt (any preferred choice - we use standard organic full fat)

- splash of any nut milk (literally a splash)

Full instructions here.