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?