Around here, fall is better known as “roasted vegetable season.” From Parm-roasted cauliflower to sweet and spicy carrots, we just love what the combination of a hot oven and some olive oil does to root vegetables. But root veggies aren’t the only thing made better by a quick spin on a sheet pan. Here are our favorite unexpected ingredients to roast—as if you needed another excuse to crank the oven in the cooler weather.
While you might find some of the research that follows surprising, there are no magic potions or super bars on this list. They’re all nutrient-rich whole foods, which a recent study revealed increase calorie burning by roughly 50% compared to processed foods, adds Sass. Eating less without feeling like you’re on a diet and burning more calories? We’ll take it.
Of the list, the majority are accessible to those of us on warfarin/coumadin. Apples, pears, lentils, and leeks are a concern but can be tolerated in small doses without a huge impact. I don’t see anyone consuming lemons though… Kimchi was a surprise.
Those who eat a lot of salad probably swear by a salad spinner and use it often enough to justify the large amount of cabinet space it takes up. But there are those who need some more convincing to justify buying or keeping this bulky kitchen tool.
Here are 10 more ways to put a salad spinner to good use so it comes out of the uni-tasker pile and becomes a hardworking part of your kitchen!