Rinse and rub the root vegetables clean in cool running water.
Prepare vegetables and combine all except the grated *red* beets.
Heat a skillet to medium temperature (about 350 degrees) with oil. Stir-fry the veggies (except *red*beets) until tender. I stir fried everything about 8-10 minutes until the root veggies were browned and the onions crispy and starting to caramelize. Add the garlic powder the last minute of stir frying.
Serve hot with cheese, raw grated beets and parsley on top. Season to taste with salt and cracked black pepper.
Serving suggestion from Cookgirl's kitchen: We served the veggies over long grain brown rice. If desired, accompany the stir fry with a small mixed greens' salad.