1 lb sweet potatoes) – 2 small or one large, peeled
3/4 lb red potatoes scrubbed clean, keep the peel on
1/2 lb beets, trimmed and scrubbed clean
1/2 lb large carrots peeled and halved lengthwise
1 parsnip medium-sized (4-5 oz), peeled and halved lengthwise
1/2 red onion, peeled
6 whole garlic cloves large sized
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil divided
2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves (or 2 tsp dried thyme)
5 sprigs fresh rosemary (or 3 tsp dried rosemary)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp kosher salt or more to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper or more to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice all vegetables into chunks, try to keep them as close to the same sized chunks for even cooking.
Place cut vegetables into a large mixing bowl. Add 3 tbsp olive oil, fresh thyme leaves, ground cumin, kosher salt, and black pepper. Stir until all vegetables are evenly coated with oil, spice and herbs
Brush large rimmed baking sheet with remaining 1 tbsp olive oil. Spread the vegetables out evenly on the baking sheet. Place the rosemary sprigs on top of the vegetables, evenly spaced across the sheet.
Roast the vegetables in the oven for 15 minutes. Stir the vegetables, bringing the chunks from the outside towards the center and the chunks in the center out towards the edges. Return baking sheet to oven and continue to roast until the largest chunks are tender and the edges are starting to turn golden/dark another 15-25 minutes.
Remove the roasted rosemary sprigs and stir the vegetables (some leaves of rosemary will remain, this is good). Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Vegetables can be served warm or at room temperature.