A fan-favorite way to cook veggies (it’s easy!)

Remember yesterday we talked about switching to a healthy, whole foods diet?

And upping your vegetable intake as a way to prevent kidney stones?

I have some good news…

For those of you still finding their way around the kitchen—and who crave simplicity—let me share a downright easy way to prepare most any type of vegetable.

(Bonus: It’s quick, delicious, and sure to be a fan-favorite!)

All you need is an oven

There are so many different ways to cook vegetables.

You can blanch them, roast them, broil them, steam them, grill them, microwave them, braise them…

It’s no wonder some folks drop the ball when it comes to veggies.

I mean, first you have to choose what vegetable you want to eat… and then you have to figure out how to cook it?

That’s where this universal method can help.

The best part? You can use it on everything from root veggies, to dark leafy greens, asparagus, tomatoes, and more.

I’m talking about baking them.

That’s right—just grab your sheet pan, cooking oil (choose olive, macadamia nut, or avocado oil), and spices… and let’s get to it.

Four simple steps

Start by slicing your vegetable of choice into uniform pieces.

Smaller pieces get crisper, whereas larger pieces stay tender on the inside. (You can even blend some veggies together, if you’d like!)

Next, season your cut up veggies. Use a generous amount of your favorite cooking oil and spices—and mix.

Then, spread your mixture evenly in a sheet pan and roast at 425°F for a handful of minutes. Trial and error can really help you determine the appropriate time for each type of veggie, or you can try Googling a simple recipe for guidance.

For example, I have found asparagus roasts well in about 10 minutes. (And no, you don’t have to flip your mixture halfway through.)

Finally, add some toppings at your own discretion. I especially love to add some fresh herbs from my garden, a squeeze of a lemon, garlic, or melted butter.

For some added inspiration, be sure to check out my cooking videos posted on YouTube (subscribe to my channel by clicking here) and Instagram (follow me by clicking here).

Here’s one of my favorites to get your started: Cooking with Dr. Fred – Vegan Edition.


“The One Way to Roast Every Kind of Vegetable.” The New York Times, 03/01/2024. (nytimes.com/2024/03/01/dining/how-to-roast-vegetables.html)