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Carrots!

Lately carrots have been a favorite veggie of mine. I mean I've always liked them but just thought there was only so many ways to eat a carrot. But once I really jumped into vegetables I started exploring different recipes for so many different kinds. Carrots, making it to the top of my list.

Now, carrots are great for you. They are fat free, low in sodium, cholesterol free, a great source of fiber and are high in vitamin A. No other fruit or vegetable contains as much carotene as carrots, which our bodies convert to vitamin A. Plus, they just taste great! Not to mention they very inexpensive. The carrots greens can also be eaten and are high in vitamin K, which the actual carrot itself, is lacking. For the greens, just sauteing in some olive oil with some red pepper flakes and garlic would be good. You can add a little earth balance butter or real butter to make them a little richer if you want.

But for the carrots one of my favorite ways to dress them up is with a lemon-thyme butter sauce. So here's the recipe for that. Enjoy!

1lb carrots, sliced into 1" rounds (on the bias for a prettier look!)
2-3 tablespoons earth balance or regular butter
Juice from 1/2 a small lemon
A few sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Steam the carrots for about 8 minutes until al dente.
In a small sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the lemon juice and thyme. Let the mixture sit over the heat for a minute or two so the thyme softens up. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over freshly steams carrots. Serve warm.


These also still taste great the next day!

Comments

  1. These look goregeous. Im going to use this recipe.

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  2. Stella,
    Excellent site and you did such a wonderful job on the pictures, I am going to start with some of these yummy recipes.

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  3. Thank you! Keep checking back, more recipes to come!

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