Thursday, January 30, 2014

Delicious Balsamic Glazed Carrots + Cute things


When it comes to versatility, surely carrots are under-appreciated.

They can be so many things to so many people.  Boiled, roasted, raw, dressed up for a party (carrot cake!) or mashed for the baby, this snappy vege is a good find in the fridge on a busy week.

Balsamic Glazed Carrots 

Ingredients

Carrots (say.. 10. It doesn't really matter.  You'll be roasting them, so don't want them to be too fat.   I sliced the chubby ones lengthways).

2 Tbsp Olive Oil or Coconut Oil or butter! (yes!)
1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar (or use cider vinegar if you are on a sugar-free diet)
1/2 - 1 tsp Salt

Optional: You can also add a tbsp honey.

Method

Assemble your carrots in a baking dish. It's better if they are single file for even cooking times.

Mix the oil, vinegar, salt and honey (if you are using it) in a bowl, then pour over the carrots, stirring them to ensure even coverage.

Bake for 30-45 minutes at a medium heat (180C is my default temp for nearly everything), stirring now and then to ensure the glaze stays on the carrots. It tends to accumulate underneath them if you don't do this.

Level of 'readiness' is really a personal thing.  If you want the carrots soft, turn down the heat and let them roast for longer (or pre-boil).

Enjoy!  Veges are awesome, yes?

Hey, I made a new friend on the weekend.


He's very handsome of course, but really, I just wanted to show off the shoes I bought just before Christmas.

I learned on Pinterest that girls need cute things or we will die, so I went and found cute shoes.  It's true! I feel more alive!

About 10 minutes after this pic I dropped my phone on the concrete and smashed the screen for the second time in 2013. My phone fixit guy knows me by name, and I him (hello, Trent). He advised getting a phone cover, and now I'm looking. Naturally, it has to be cute.

Girls: obtained/bought/rediscovered/loved anything cute lately?

3 comments:

  1. Cute shoes! Cute dog! Cute carrots! (Wait...)

    I've just discovered this dress:

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/something-to-celebrate-dress

    I want it, I think it's super cute.

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    1. That is definitely cute. I don't suit that t-shirt top style though. Makes your boobs look bigger, and if there's one thing I don't need... ;)

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    2. I know, I love the bottom of it, I wish the top style was different - my boobs are big enough too >_<

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