Root Vegetable Bake
- 1 rectangular baking dish (2 litre capacity)
- 50 g mild coconut oil
- 50 g brown rice
- 500 ml almond milk
- 1 small swede (approx. 325g)
- 2-3 parsnips
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Peel the swede, sweet potatoes and parsnips. Chop approximately 3 cm off the thin end of the parsnips and set aside for later.
- Cut the swede into quarters and then slice each quarter into even slices, about ½ cm thick.
- Slice the sweet potatoes and parsnips into similar thickness slices.
- Layer the vegetables into the baking dish and set aside.
- To make the sauce, melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over a low heat and add the brown rice flour, stirring all the time. Cook through for about 5 minutes.
- Slowly add the almond milk, stirring constantly, ensuring that no lumps form. Continue until all the almond milk has been added.
- Bring to a simmer over a low heat, still stirring, and cook for a further 15 minutes until thickened.
- Remove from the heat and add the nutritional yeast, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and thyme leaves and stir to combine well.
- Taste and season as necessary with salt and pepper.
- Pour the sauce over the layered root vegetables.
- Grate the remaining parsnip ends and sprinkle over the dish and cover with foil.
- Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the vegetables are soft when tested with a small knife.
- Remove the foil cover and bake for a further 10 minutes to brown the top before serving.
Almonds (nuts), mustard