February 21, 2012

Food Network Magazine Roasted Carrots

Sorry I have been so absent on-line. Currently, I am on day four of no internet at home. On a positive note the phone company is coming to install DSL on Friday! Having no Internet has been weird for me since I grew up in Seattle and had Internet before anyone I knew. I never knew how wired I was until I didn't have access! I am going to try to still do some short posts this week so I don't lose all my followers, so here goes!

In the last couple of weeks I have been experimenting with new vegetable side dishes. My youngest is obsessed with spicy foods, but has decided that he currently doesn't like vegetables. In order to combat this new trend I have been trying as many different ways to prepare fresh vegetables as I can. The January/February issue of The Food Network Magazine had a number of great side dish recipes including one for Roasted Carrots.

This recipe has 9 ingredients. It takes approximately 30 minutes to prep and cook and makes 4 servings. All the ingredients are basic and I either had in my pantry cupboard or were easy to find at my local grocery store. I did find that the carrots were too crunchy for my tastes when roasted for 20 minutes, I suggest leaving them in the oven for closer to 30 minutes. Instead of walnut oil, which I have never been able to find in my area, I substituted canola oil. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

My husband really liked these carrots. He normally isn't a large carrot fan, but he loved the combination of the raisin, walnuts and roasted carrots together. I am happy to report that both of my sons also ate this dish without complaints and even snacked on the leftovers the next day. Overall, a very easy recipe that takes little prep work and was well received by my whole family.

For the recipe go to Roasted Carrots.

20 comments:

  1. Looks great, I'll have to try that. Always trying to find a decent carrot recipe.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. It's hard finding good carrot recipes, I have tried so many that were very disappointing! This one is really easy and my family liked it!

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  2. Roasted carrots look absolutely delectable....

    Http://Onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love roasted carrots. The combination of ingredients in this recipe sounds delicious.

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    1. I love roasted carrots also, they are yummy and good for you :) The flavor combos in this recipe really were great!

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  4. I love roasted carrots and have them often. have to try these soon.

    Hope you get your DSL connected soon!

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    1. I love them also, but haven't made them in a while. My DSL is supposed to be installed on friday, and I can't wait! Being without the internet is driving me crazy :)

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  5. This sounds awesome! Can't wait to try it. Being without internet is terrible! Glad you're getting it all squared away Friday! :)

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    1. They were yummy! It is horrible being without the internet, I will be so happy when the DSL is installed :)

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  6. I like carrots...but my hubby doesn't eat them so I hardly ever make them. Maybe I should give these a try! Thanks for visiting http://morethanmommies.net and for leaving a comment...we are just starting out so we appreciate the love!

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    1. My husband will eat veggies, but won't touch any type of fruit :) Good luck with your site!

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    1. Me too! I am so happy that I will be fully back on-line tomorrow :)

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  8. Your so much better than me, half the time their lucky I even feed them! Of course mine are teenagers that never stop eating! I use to and sometimes still do steam veggies and put them in my meat loafs,spaghetti, etc. My kids have always loved the veggies though. Good food on your blog! I'm following you now too!

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    1. I don't even want to think about what my two boys will be like as teenagers, I'm sure they will eat a ton :) Thanks for the follow and sweet comments!

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  9. so tasty looking!

    I am following the blog hop and I am your latest GFC follower as myw1ldcrazylife and Google + as Allyson Bossie. I hope you can drop by http://mywildcrazylife.blogspot.com and return the favor

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    1. Thanks :) Followed you back, have a great weekend!

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  10. I think I like cooked carrots more than raw. The flavor really comes through when they are cooked, don't you think?

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    1. I definitely prefer them cooked also! The flavor is so much sweeter and yummy!

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