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Category: side dish

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(Note: This blog post is generously sponsored by Ricardo Cuisine — thank you!)

Remembrance Day is over, so we can officially listen to Christmas carols, according to my cousin Marie. Most people seem to have some sort of rule about when it is OK to listen to Christmas music. Are carols fair game after Halloween, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day or December 1st?

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Did you know that when you buy a “yam” it is actually a sweet potato? A jewel sweet potato to be precise. It is very uncommon to find a true yam at your local grocery store. They are native to Africa (among other regions) and have a white, purple or reddish flesh. The USDA started calling the orange sweet potatoes “yams” to avoid confusion with the lighter fleshed variety.

The transformation that takes place from raw to roasted vegetables in just a few simple steps is amazing. The colour, flavour, and smell of the vegetables are wonderful. My diet is chalked full of all kinds of roasted vegetables, but roasted fruit is new to me – it is just as wonderful! Eating the rinds of the oranges in this recipe seemed a little odd at first, but they get nice and soft and sweet. The orange rinds are actually my favourite part of this dish!

Raw fennel is not my thing, but when it is roasted it is so much more subtle and delicious. I can’t believe it is the same vegetable. Fennel has many health benefits as well which I mentioned in a previous post here.

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