So Good…Maple Nutmeg Vegetables!

by zesty on October 27, 2009 · 17 comments

Hey to you!  I was walking around the kitchen on Sunday afternoon wondering what to do with another big squash that was hand picked by “The Best Builders” around when I noticed some nutmeg sitting in the pantry.  A little light bulb went off and thought that it would be a great combination.  I then wandered over to the fridge as I knew that we had some “realmaple syrup.



That was enough to call it a dish.  Below is the scoop on how this goes together.  Pretty simple yet a perfect fall treat.  Here is a shot of my laptop as I was playing around with the settings on my camera.



  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Prepare and peel the carrots and squash.  Cut into chunks and place in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, nutmeg and maple syrup.
  3. Throw in a roasting pan and let cook for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove and toss in tomatoes.
  5. Cook another 15 minutes.
  6. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: When cooking grape tomatoes, I tend to put them in later in the cooking process so they do not completely break down and become mush.


That dish is pretty simple yet satisfying.  Very nice for this time of year for sure. 

I spent a little time at the house (with no power) tonight with my car headlights on cleaning out the utility room.  I think we are getting some heat in the house tomorrow!  The boiler is being installed. 

Question of the Day

How do you heat your house?  Let me know – I think it will be interesting as we go across the globe.

Have a great Tuesday.

Take care


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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs)

Gas furnace and… baking things at high temperatures for long periods of time!


2 VeggieGirl

Perfect way to dress up vegetables!


3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

These are some veggies that I may actually try!


4 EAT!

I roast many of our vegetables b/c it adds such a great flavor. I am sure that little bit of maple syrup would be a tasty addition.


5 Meg

Maple….nutmeg….please pass the veggies :)


6 Pam

All electric on our house….veggies are smashingly yum!



7 brandi

we have electric, but we also have a propane heater on the wall in our den for bad winters. We actually had to use it a few times last year when the power went out!


8 Leah @ L4L

We rent an older townhouse and it has radiant electrical heat in the ceiling. It’s kind of odd and took a bit of gettin used to. Apparently, it was big in the 50′s-70′s when electric was cheaper.

If I were to build a house, I think I would like the radiant floor heating how they do it with hot water and pipes I think? Not sure exactly.


9 ZestyCook

@ leah – Yea we are going with radiant infloor heat with hot water.


10 Kristen @

Looks delectable. Pumpkin pie spice is awesome on squash as well. And agave is a good sub for maple syrup if you’re looking to mix it up.


11 ZestyCook

@ Kristen – Love the Pumpkin spice tip! I have never tried agave either. I must do that.


12 Beverley

My house has hotwater heating (radiators) on the main level. Propane fireplace in the livingroom and in floor heat in the basement.


13 Whitney @ Lettuce Love

Looks wonderful, as usual. I live in an apartment and we already have turned on the heat. I am in Kentucky and it is cold for us. My roommate and I can be wimps when it comes to cold weather too :)


14 Tou Tou

It’s definitely the color of autumn! Love this warming dishes, and your photographing style:-) Looking forward to read more “foliage dishes” from you!


15 K

Mmm nutmmeg sounds so good in that recipe! I just have hot water boilers in my apartment but my parents heat their house (the house I grew up in) mainly by solar heat (a greenhouse and soon geothermal heat as well)


16 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl

Those veggies seriously look delish! I’m all for raw – but those are some fine lookin’ veggies! LOL

And… I’m in Missouri. I heat with a woodstove.



17 Cara Craves...

I’m in Korea at the moment and we heat our place through a floor heating system. It’s quite nice to have warm feet!


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