Roasted Radish Slices

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity can be hard to achieve sometimes.  It requires a different way of thinking… in business, life, etc.

In my personal life, I sway to the term “more is more” when it comes to some things. Let’s use fashion accessories for an example (sorry boys, we’re talking jewelry). I’m a walking jewelry store normally. Actually, let me rephrase that. According to my friends, I’m the “crazy owl lady” who is always wearing multiple pieces of owl jewelry. I guess I like to express myself that way. With business and other things, I feel like I lean more towards the middle. A balance between complexity and simplicity…leaning more towards all things simple and easy. Even that sounds complex.

What does this have to do with food you may ask? Well lately, I prefer my food simple. Plain… (What? Who am I?) These days, I prefer to roast all my vegetables with only salt and oil. I actually hardly saute or steam my vegetables at all now. Roasting brings out such a beautiful flavor in vegetables, and the salt and oil just accentuates that.

In this new year I’ve made a resolution to eat other vegetables on a normal basis that I wouldn’t normally eat… like radishes.

I roasted these beauties on a cookie sheet (after slicing them thin with a mandoline) for 15 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit with salt and canola oil. I hope you enjoy!

Happy 2012 everyone!

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?


  1. Great photo and love the simple recipe. Radishes are a wonderful vegetable.

  2. I’ve never thought to roast radishes! Must try this soon. I’m with you–I love how roasting brings out the natural flavors of the veggies.

  3. I, too, have never thought of roasting radishes! I’ve had them chopped and put into soup, but what a great idea!

    ~ Tiffany

    Transfer of Health
    Healthy Living and Recipes

  4. Simple foods tend to be my favorite foods. I’ll have to try roasting radishes because yours look super delish!

  5. I love the simplicity of roasted veggies too! Radishes are something I used to eat as a kid, but rarely eat anymore unless they happen to find their way in to a salad. I just bought a (new to me) watermelon radish the other day…I bet it would be fabulous roasted!

  6. oh man! I can’t wait to get my hands on some radishes to try these little babies out! Love your blog, GF is the way to go!

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