Posts

Dress em’ up! Carrots go from ho-hum to WOW with this delightfully easy courtesy of CHOW.com!

Roasted Baby Carrots with Herbed Mustard Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 pound baby carrots (about 2 bunches), peeled (optional), green stems trimmed to 1/2 inch, and wispy carrot tips removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons coarse-grained mustard
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh herbs, such as dill, Italian parsley, chives, chervil, or tarragon

Preparation

  1. Heat the oven to 450°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  2. Place the carrots on a baking sheet, drizzle with the oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to evenly coat. Roast, shaking the pan occasionally, until a knife easily pierces the carrots, about 10 to 15 minutes. (Smaller carrots will cook in less time.) Remove from the oven and set aside while you prepare the herbed mustard-butter.
  3. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until foaming. Add the mustard and stir to combine. Add the roasted carrots and herbs and toss to coat the carrots in the butter mixture. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

*Recipe and image courtesy of CHOW.com.*

For a super fresh start to the day, juice together this delightful mix of carrots, apples, celery, and lemon – perfect for revving you up in the morning!

Tiny Green Mom’s Morning Rev-Me-Up Concoction

Ingredients

2-3 tart organic Granny Smith apples

2 peeled organic carrots

2-3 organic celery stalks

juice of 1/2 lemon, squeezed

Preparation

Peel and cut the apples and carrots so that they can pass easily through the juicer. Juice the carrots, apples, and celery together. Once mixed together, squeeze in the lemon juice, and stir. Pour in a tall, cold glass, add ice if preferred, and garnish with a celery stick, for additional stirring. Yum!