Sarah from Sustainable Cooks shares her tips and tricks for roasting frozen vegetables that will save you time, money and effort.
Today I talk to one of my most favourite people in the whole entire world - Sarah Cook from Sustainable Cooks.
Sarah's my go-to expert for a lot of things - canning, freezing produce and making healthy recipes that taste like the real deal but without lots of crap. Oh and she convinced me to finally try cooking with cast iron.
But when we were talking about her coming on the podcast she mentioned one of her most popular posts was about roasting frozen vegetables. My response - wait, what? That's a thing?
Yes ladies and gentleman, you can roast frozen vegetables and Sarah is about to tell us all how.
Sarah is the founder of Sustainablecooks.com where she advocates for sustainable food and balanced living.
Years of juggling a full-time job, commuting, kiddos, and caring for her disabled mother taught Sarah some Jedi-like multi-tasking skills. She started blogging in 2010 under the name Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity to share her love of healthy cooking, gardening, and DIY with the masses.
Over the years she has made it her mission to help busy people and families find room in their lives for real food cooking. Sarah believes in meeting people where they are and encouraging baby steps to a healthier and more sustainable life. She hopes each post gives readers the confidence to think "hey, I can do that".
Sarah believes few things can't be fixed with delicious food, an authentic voice, and plenty of snark.
EPISODE 11 - HOW TO ROAST FROZEN VEGETABLES
Why should we roast frozen veggies?
- It's Cheaper
- It's Easier - No chopping required
- Less Waste - convenient if you don't have a compost to repurpose your vegetable scraps.
- Can be more nutritious in some cases
What frozen veggies roast best?
- Brussels Sprouts
- Cauliflower & Broccoli
Are there any frozen vegetables that should be avoided?
Sarah hasn't found any. Just be sure not to salt the vegetables first as this will release water from the frozen veggies and they won't get crispy. Also be sure not to add the vegetables to a cold pan as this will call the veggies to steam, not roast.
What do you need for roasting frozen vegetables?
- A Rimmed Baking Sheet
- Fat - Olive Oil, Ghee, Coconut Oil
- Salt, but not until the vegetables are roasted! Salting them before roasting will cause the vegetables to release water and not get crispy!
How to properly roast frozen vegetables?
- Preheat your fat in the pan in the oven first before adding the vegetables in.
- Sarah has a free temperature and time guide that tells you how long vegetables take, and suggestions for which vegetables go best together on her Roasting Frozen Vegetables post.
4:20 - Why should we roast frozen vegetables?
6:10 - What frozen vegetables roast best?
8:40 - Are there any frozen vegetables that should be avoided?
8:50 - What do you need for roasting frozen vegetables?
10:35 - How to properly roast frozen vegetables?
Roasting Frozen Vegetables - This post has a clickable link for Sarah's Time and Temperature Guide.
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