Roasting is one of the easiest ways to cook anything, and some recipes even allow you to roast an entire dinner at once—for example, chicken legs, potatoes and kale all cook together on a baking sheet, sharing the same simple seasonings. Roasting is often a healthier way to prepare food, since unlike frying, large amounts of oil aren't needed. If you're cooking a large cut of meat, like a rack of lamb, a rib roast or a whole chicken, roasting is a great method to ensure the meat cooks evenly and stays tender. Dessert can also be roasted—check out Andrew Zimmern's recipe for perfect peach cobbler.

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Roasted Whole Fish
Roasting requires less prep than salt-baking, and less attention while cooking than grilling, plus it's quicker than both of those methods. Slideshows:  More Healthy Fish Recipes 
Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Herbs
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When roasting winter vegetables, Melissa Rubel Jacobson says be sure to chop them about the same size, so they cook at the same rate. And toss them at least once while they're in the oven, so they brown evenly. Other creative ideas for roasted vegetables are Spiced Vegetables with Pomegranate Seeds and Maple-Ginger-Roasted Vegetables with PecansMore Vegetable Dishes More Side Dishes