Roasted Fall Vegetables with a Roasted Grape Sauce

What is this, vegetarian on a FRIDAY? Such riff raff.


It’s not my fault though. This post was actually supposed to go up Wednesday, but my laptop went wonk-a-lonk, so I had to take it into the shop-a-lop. I haven’t posted a thing since Monday!

Did you notice?

You didn’t notice, did you.

It’s okay if you didn’t notice.

No, no I’m fine, really.

No, seriously it’s okay that you didn’t notice.

I understand.

Did I mention I’m packing four pounds of baby already?

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DUDES. I had a sonogram on Tuesday afternoon and they’re already almost two pounds each! Almost a week ahead in growth. I’m scared. Will you hold my hand? And my belly up so that I don’t fall over? Coo, coo, thanks.

What I’m getting at is, I roasted some broccoli, potatoes and mushrooms a while back. All chopped up and roasted with some cinnamon and nutmeg. Doesn’t that sound so weird? What is even happening here?

And THEN, at the same time, I roasted some grapes. Which I’ve done once before and haven’t been able to stop fantasizing about it. Buuuu-huuuuut this time I blitzed ’em up in a food processor with some honey and made a sauce.

My baby’s got sauce. (name that song)

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And the sauce blew my mind off and onto the floor.

Where is my mind? (name that song)

So yeah, this is it. And it actually worked! It’s on the sweet side, with the cinnamon and nutmeg flavor flaves, and the roasted grape and honey sauce, but for me it really turned the beat around. (name that song)

Okay I’m done.


I garnished it with some lavender blossoms, but took them off immediately before eating because I read somewhere that pregnalillyloo women shouldn’t eat lavender because of botulism.

Also! Try the roasted grape sauce on some grilled or roasted chicken. Take that baby for a ride. Whatever that means.



Roasted Fall Vegetables with a Roasted Grape Sauce:

What it took for 4:

*3 smallish heads of broccoli, broken into florets
* 1 (8 oz) package baby bella mushrooms, sliced
* 6 new red potatoes, diced
* 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
* 1 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1 tsp ground nutmeg
* 2 cups seedless red grapes
* 1 Tbs. honey
* 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat your oven to 400.

Arrange the vegetables on a large baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss a little salt and pepper over everything as well.

Arrange the grapes on a separate smaller baking sheet. Drizzle with a teeny bit of oil.

Roast everything for 30 to 40 minutes, or until browned and roasted and tender and awesome. You may need to take out the grapes a little before everything else.

Place the grapes in a food processor. Add the honey and blitz until smooth and luscious.

Serve roasted vegetables with the roasted grape sauce. Garnish with lavender blossoms, if ya want. Totally up to you.

That’s it!


I’m just kidding about the botulism thing.

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22 Responses to Roasted Fall Vegetables with a Roasted Grape Sauce

  1. Carrian October 11, 2013 at 7:56 am #
    This looks so good! And the grape sauce looks amazing!
  2. Ali @ Inspiralized October 11, 2013 at 8:01 am #
    Roasted grape sauce, yum - I would never think!! Thanks for sharing :)
  3. Amy @Very Culinary October 11, 2013 at 8:23 am #
    I totally noticed! I figured the babies were already siphoning off all your energy and you couldn't cook or write. Nice comeback!
  4. Tieghan October 11, 2013 at 8:24 am #
    That grape sauce over the veggies sounds pretty freaking awesome to me! Perfect fall meal!
  5. kelly @ October 11, 2013 at 8:29 am #
    Grape Sauce...who woulda thunk! I'm into it.
  6. claire @ the realistic nutritionist October 11, 2013 at 8:42 am #
    omg this is amazing!!
  7. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness October 11, 2013 at 8:58 am #
    I have never imagined grape sauce in a million years...but it looks like something that I should be trying! And, yay for healthy Fridays!
  8. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 11, 2013 at 10:01 am #
    Wow! Love this dish, Bev! Looks amazing!!
  9. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking October 11, 2013 at 10:29 am #
    I love this roasted grape sauce! I feel like I want to slather it on chicken and toast and well, everything!
  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks October 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm #
    Glad you're back and broken computers are the pits! Hope that's all done now!
  11. Heather October 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm #
    MOMMY. Roasted fall veg is SO my jam. I can't wait to make this next week!
  12. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg October 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm #
    This look amazing. Can't wait to try it.
  13. Kiran @ October 11, 2013 at 11:07 pm #
    Looks so comforting! Love that creative and delicious roasted grape sauce!
  14. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. October 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm #
    Grape sauce. Are you kidding me?! This looks tubular.
  15. brittany October 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm #
    G. Love!!
  16. Kristi October 13, 2013 at 6:05 pm #
    I have to admit that at first I thought Ewwww. grape sauce? But I totally saved this recipe and am thinking about getting grapes when I go to the store. You win.
  17. marina October 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm #
    OMG roasted grapes are the best thing ever. But I would have never thought of this! You are a genius my dear.
  18. Paula - bell'alimento October 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm #
    I just hit my head on the screen.
  19. Nutmeg Nanny October 18, 2013 at 9:45 am #
    I just love roasted vegetables :) this grape sauce sounds perfect!!
  20. Kathryne October 22, 2013 at 12:07 am #
    Roasted grape sauce! Brilliant, Bev.


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