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With the emphasis on more plant foods being the norm now, my festive menus have a different spin. I create a reversal of Center of Plate—instead of a large portion of meat with a few vegetables on the side, I serve a large portion of vegetables with meat as an acccent. In Canada it’s deep winter, so root vegetables are a big focus. I love to roast big chunks of produce—like sweet potatoes, parsnips, and kohlrabi. Other favorites include turmeric-roasted carrot rounds with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, deep-fried avocado bombs, and whole roasted Morrocan-spiced cauliflower with blue cheese and buffalo crema.
Seasonal meals of poultry are often served with stuffing. This classic side dish can be creative if made outside the bird (which ensures that vegetarians can share and lowers food safety risks) with plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Explore fantastic flavor combinations by using a variety of bread types (croissants or brioche, cornbread, ancient grains, etc.) and produce such as kale, apples, asparagus, garlic, ginger, sweet onions, apricots, sage, avocados, tarragon, lemons, spinach, mushrooms, onions, and rosemary.
I love to roast squash with Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Peeled Garlic and olive oil infused with MFC Thyme. Dice the squash into small cubes so that it roasts quickly. Garnish with sweet and crunchy elements, like dried cranberries, sultanas, almonds, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, and pepitas.