• 1 small pumpkin
  • 1/2 pkt fresh okra
  • 1 punnet baby marrow
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 punnet button mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp canola/ pure vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic and herb seasoning
I love roasted vegetables. I love how simple and hassle-free it is to prepare them and I love how the vegetables’ natural sweet and savory taste comes through. I find that the way peppers or butternuts or pumpkins even taste after being roasted is more prominent compared to when you steam or stir-fry them. Not that there’s anything wrong with the latter two methods of preparing vegetables but I’m just making my case here as to why I love roasted veg! You can enjoy them with the meat of your choice, perfect for a lean meal! So if you’re trying to watch what you’re eating you may want to give this a go.

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

  • Bowl
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Oven proof dish/tray
  • Heavy duty foil paper (optional)


  1. Get your ingredients together. These include; 1 small pumpkin; 1/2 pkt fresh okra; 1 punnet baby marrow; 3 medium carrots; 1 red pepper; 1 green pepper; 1 yellow pepper; 1 punnet button mushrooms; 1 tbsp canola/ pure vegetable cooking oil; 1 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper and 1 tsp garlic and herb seasoning.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.Line your oven tray with the foil paper and set aside.
  3. Chop your vegetables into medium sized chunks. Put them in a bowl and add the oil, salt and pepper and the garlic and herbs seasoning.
  4. Give a good mix until everything is evenly coated with the oil and seasoning. Scoop the vegetables into the prepared oven tray.
  5. Roast in preheat oven for 35-45 min or until the vegetables are nice and tender. Give a quick mix whilst they are still in the oven, about 15 min into the cooking time. Enjoy!

Serve with meat or enjoy as is…

Again, I encourage you to try them out and let me know how it goes in the comments below when you do. You could also have them as a side dish together with your preferred starch and meat.

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