Cardamom is a widely used spice in Sweden and is used quite a lot  particularly in baking. Roast vegetables and cardamom are a wonderful  combination and with a little drizzle of honey these are the perfect accompaniment to any Christmas dinner.

Serves 6
4 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
4 large parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of honey
sea salt and ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 200˚C.

Place the carrots and parsnips in a roasting tray and drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and ground black pepper.

Place in the oven to cook for 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven, give a little shake and dot with little knobs of butter and drizzle with honey and sprinkle over the cardamom.

Place back in the oven for a further 15-20 minutes until tender and caramelised.

Serve straight away.