Hello everyone! My name is Meg and I blog over at A Dash of Meg where I share everything from my daily adventures of working out and cooking up a storm in my kitchen to providing inspiration to my readers to love themselves for who they are!

I am currently going to university in London, Ontario at Brescia University College for a bachelors of science in foods and nutrition. My university is Canada’s only women’s university and I couldn’t be more proud to call it “home.” You can read more about my love for my university here.   I will be done my undergrad this time next year, but hope to continue my education even further by completing a dietetic internship in order to become a Registered Dietitian and, after that, I would love to complete a master’s program as well. What can I say, I love school!

Living a healthy lifestyle is a huge part of my life and I am so passionate about becoming an RD, which is why Claire’s blog is one of my favourites! I read all of her posts and leave her blog feeling inspired each and every time! I am sure you all can relate? ;)

Since Claire and I both share a passion for living a healthy lifestyle, I thought it would be a great idea to share one of my favourite healthy recipes with you and seeing as how the asparagus at this time of year is at it’s prime what better than a simple, yet delicious, asparagus recipe!

One of my favourite side dishes is asparagus and I love it even more when the asparagus are grilled or roasted in the oven until slightly crisp. However, sometimes school gets in the way and I simply steam them instead.

Now that school is over for the year, the last time I had asparagus I took the time to roast them in the oven just how I like it!

Roasted Asparagus 

1 bunch asparagus

1 TBSP macadamia nut oil

pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Begin by washing the asparagus and removing the tough ends.

Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with tin foil. Place asparagus on baking sheet and toss in oil. Once oil is well distributed, season with pepper and bake in oven for 10 minutes or until tender. If you like your asparagus slightly crisp and browned like me, turn the broiler on for the last few minutes.

Roasted asparagus is well worth the small amount of time they take. I also like to fancy it up a bit with oil like macadamia nut. I love using nut oils, they add such a wonderful flavour to vegetables! Some of my favourites are walnut, hazelnut, and macadamia nut! If you haven’t tried a nut oil yet, I definitely suggest you do!

How do you prepare your asparagus?

Have you ever tried any type of nut oil before?

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