Whether you’re into weekly meal prep or need a foolproof way to cook a bunch of veggies at once, one of the easiest ways to enjoy them is through low-effort roasting. The heat brings out a new dimension of flavor—nutty cauliflower gets slightly sweeter in the oven, for example. Once cooked, you can the veg to salads, pair with grains, or simply eat as a delicious side dish. You can also check out our favorite versatile sauces for any roasted veggie.
To start, preheat your oven to 425 degrees and prep your veggies by chopping them into similar-sized pieces. (Our go-to size is about an inch.) Toss the pieces with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then follow the individual times here in our visual guide (swipe through to see all).
Remember, this is meant to be a suggestion, not a failsafe roasting method. Cooking times vary depending on your oven so always keep an eye on your veggies and pull them if they start to burn.
Really? How about donating this food to homeless shelters and children’s homes?
Thank you for inquiring about this, Debbie. Unfortunately, the produce we source would otherwise go to waste as grocery stores won’t buy it and our farm partners don’t have the infrastructure, time, or resources to get these items to customers or processors. We see our Misfits Market boxes as a more scalable solution to rescuing food and getting it to people who may not otherwise be able to afford high-quality produce.
Every box of Misfits Market produce you order benefits farmers and makers, helps prevent food waste, and ultimately helps fix a broken food system. We also work with organizations that provide food to the hungry whenever we can. We don’t widely publicize our donation efforts, but we will let our customers know through our newsletter whenever charitable giving opportunities come up!
Few realize the possible legal ramifications involved in such donations. My husband was an executive chef for 32 years and at three separate private country clubs he worked at, donated organic produce, unopened, fresh, large containers of pantry items and a small truckload of entire boxed cook meals, all taken to either a homeless shelter or drug rehab facility resulted in lawsuits, usually just one person claimed to have been sickened by the donated items. Same happened to a ‘mega-church’ pastor friend who donated boxes of fresh garden items his members had collected for a homeless shelter in Florida. Some states have strange laws regarding such donations. A sad fact but possibly a costly one.