One of my friends did the Flat Belly Diet. It worked well for her. The last couple of times that my friends and I were over her house, she made meals from her Flat Belly Cookbook. Both were excellent. The one she made this last time, I just had to make. Like, right away! So I made it for my folks this past Sunday. It's a nice recipe because you can make it ahead and just pop in the oven when you are getting ready for your company. Out pops an incredibly tastey dish.
I do not have the exact portions of the recipe as I just wrote down what went into it. So I kind of made it up as I went along.
Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
inspiration from Flat Belly Diet Cookbook
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin (I'm a bit heavy handed with cumin, so I put about 2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon oregano
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2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 acorn squash, peeled and chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes, squash and potatoes. Pour olive oil over the vegetables and all the spices. Stir to combine. Lay out chicken in a large roaster pan. Sprinkle with cumin and oregano. Pour vegetables all around in the roasting pan. Place in a 375F oven for about an hour. During the last fifteen minutes sprinkle the walnuts over the mixture. Or you can toast them seperately and sprinkle on as you serve.