No oil roasted vegetables

I try to avoid oils of any kind as much as possible and the reasons are explained by Dr John McDougall as follows;

“Chemically speaking, free oils are chains of carbon found in a purified state. Extraction processes have removed all of the other ingredients of the whole food. Thus, free oils are no longer intermixed with the naturally-designed and balanced environment of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and ten thousand other chemicals found originally in the plants.

Free-oils are not food—at best these are medications, causing some desirable effects, and at worst; they are serious toxins causing disease.

“The fat you eat is the fat you wear,” there is nothing attractive about wearing olive, flaxseed, or corn fat.* For this reason alone, most of your friends and family should steer clear of so-called “healthy oils” derived from plant-foods.

*The main distinction between fats and oils is whether they’re solid or liquid at room temperature.”

IMG_1342 So this is a simple method of roasting vegetables without using oil. And they taste great.


You can use just about any vegetable but for this recipe I used vegetables that I had grown myself;IMG_1335

1 Potato – Peeled and diced
1/4 Swede (Rutabaga) – Peeled and diced
4 large florets of Cauliflower – Split into smaller florets
1 small purple capsicum – cut into quarters
1 small green capsicum – cut into quarters
1 small leek – sliced
1/2 sweet potato – peeled and dicedIMG_1337
3 brussel sprouts – halved
2 tbsp Braggs all purpose seasoning
2 tbsp Braggs Healthy Vinaigrette
Pinch of sea salt
generous amount of ground black pepper
2 pinches of dried oregano
2 pinches of dried basil
the zest of a lemon



Add all ingredients to large bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands to coat all veggies evenly.
Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F
Place on non stick oven tray and cook for 20 to 30 minutes


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6 Responses to No oil roasted vegetables

  1. Ema Jones says:

    Fond of vegan food?
    Check-out my love for Indian Vegan Lentil Curry and Compote

  2. sarasinart says:

    It looks like your hydroponic garden must be doing well. And the fish?

    • Thanks Nancy. Yes all went to plan and I arrived safely in Darwin at 12 noon to be greater by the Mayor an hour later. What a relief to get there in one piece. The last 3 or 4 days as the traffic built up was very scary.
      My Aquaponics is doing really well and the fish growing well, though as its mid winter here they are not eating much at the moment. As soon as it starts to warm up in August I’ll see a big difference in the growth of both the fish and the fruit & veggies.

      • sarasinart says:

        That’s great, and will get better as your weather warms up. I’m glad it’s all working as it’s supposed to. You’ll have a summer of good veggies!

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