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sticky orange tray bake

We'll get right to it, this recipe is sure to put you in a good mood! Full of root veggies, so much color & flavor you're going to fall in love before your first bite. The combo of fennel, beets & sweet potatoes; not to mention the oranges, are a nutrient dense trifecta! Promoting healthy digestion, weight-loss, increased immunity, decreased inflammation, brain health; should I go on? You can find this recipe option on our fall menu!

Serves: 3

Cook Time: 45 min.


  • 1-1/2 red onions; peeled & quartered

  • 1-1/2 sweet potatoes; peeled & cut into wedges

  • 1-1/2 raw beets; peeled & cut into wedges

  • 3/4 fennel bulb; trimmed & chopped roughly

  • 4 vegan sausages; sliced (we like Field Roast)

  • 1-1/2 oranges; peeled & segmented

  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice

Spice Blend

  • 1 TBSP thyme leaves

  • 1 star anise

  • 2 TBSP pure maple syrup

  • 2 TBSP tamari (or liquid aminos)

  • 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil

  • pinch sea salt & freshly ground pepper

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp red pepper chili flakes


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cut the red onions, sweet potatoes, beets, fennel, sausages & oranges as outlined in the ingredients.

  3. Make the spice blend by whisking together the thyme, star anise, pure maple syrup, soy sauce, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin & chili flakes. Taste and adjust to your liking.

  4. Add all the ingredients (don't forget the fresh OJ) to an ovenproof baking dish & toss to coat everything with the seasoning blend.

  5. Place the dish into the oven to roast for 35-45 minutes. Use a fork to test if the sweet potatoes are cooked through before serving.

  6. Enjoy!

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