Friday, April 5, 2013

Gingered-Honey Carrots

You really have to see South American carrots to believe them.

They are fat--really fat. It makes them great for grating, but very difficult for making carrot sticks. But what they create in difficulty, they make up for in flavor. My kids think that "wimpy American carrots" have no taste. They just aren't sweet like the real carrots they grew up with.

But in my book they're all good.

Probably my favorite way to eat carrots is in my carrot salad. Years ago I used to make sweet carrots with lots of brown sugar and butter, but I had to go off sugar and my hips liked the butter so much I had lots of trouble making it go away.

I started making a simple carrot side dish where I just cooked the carrots until just beyond tender crisp and then took a tablespoon of orange juice concentrate and tossed that on them like butter. I liked it a lot--but not everyone in the family appreciated cooked carrots. And I quit having orange juice concentrate around.

But carrots have a lot going for them: they are good for us, full of vitamin A and betacarotene. We want our kids to eat them. Plus not many foods have that great orange color, so they add a lot to our dinner plates!

The other day while browsing around on Pinterest, I came across some very easy vegetable recipes here. This one looked too good to pass up. And you know what? I didn't even change anything

So I present Simple Delicious Gingered-Honey Carrots.

1/2 pound baby carrots or carrot sticks
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 tsp. ginger (you can use less if you have people with sensitive taste buds, but we did not find this hot at all)
1/2 tsp. dried minced parsely (or 1 Tablespoon fresh)

Cook carrots in 1/2 inch water for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Place butter, honey, and ginger in pan and stir till butter is melted. Place on serving dish. Adorn with parsley. Serve hot. 4-5 servings

That's all! I think your kids will love this. So bring them around the table and give them some sweet nutricion!

For printable version click here.

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  1. My husband isn't fond of carrots--his only fault. But I think he will love these. I'm going to try them.

  2. Grampy and I will both love this! We love cooked carrots! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sounds very good! The carrot salad looks wonderful, too. I'm checking it out!

  4. Hi, new follower from RI hop! They look yummy AND really fat! Lol.

    I'd love it if you can follow me back! :)


  5. We love carrots & that looks so simple & delicious. Thanks for linking up @

  6. These look tasty. My family likes carrots, but I often forget about them. (I came from Nanahood's bloghop.)

  7. Those carrots look really good! My mother always served veggies plain and I have copied her. I still like them all plain with just a touch of salt. BUT, the rest of the family likes them fixed up so I will give this recipe a try:)

  8. Sharon, thanks for linking these in - I have popped them over to Food on Friday: Carrots for you. I am now signed up to follow you and hope you will follow Carole's Chatter too. Cheers

  9. I've been taking just raw carrot juice for some time. I'm going to try your recipe, it's yummy!



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