Roasted Carrots with Medjool Dates, Almonds, Goat Cheese & Thyme – the last simple, seasonal veggie side dish I’ll be sharing this year. Last month @bertolli_us asked if I would create a Thanksgiving recipe using only SIX ingredients (excluding salt + pepper), and they’ve asked me to do the same for Christmas. Seeing as I LOVE simple dishes, I knew I had to accept the challenge 😉.
For this recipe, rainbow carrots are tossed in @bertolli_us’ organic extra virgin olive oil, then oven roasted along with chopped medjool dates. The carrots + dates are then topped with toasted almonds, crumbled goat cheese, and fresh thyme. So simple, but the different flavours pair so well together! It’s proof that delicious holiday cooking doesn’t have to be too complicated. If you’re looking for something different to serve this holiday season, check out the recipe below! I hope you guys enjoy it. #TheRecipeIsSimple#OrganicOliveOil#QualityOliveOil [ad].
RECIPE: serves 4 (as a side)
approx. 20 carrots
1 Tbsp @bertolli_us EVOO
4 medjool dates
¼ cup almonds
¼ cup goat cheese
a few sprigs of fresh thyme (can use dry in preferred)
s + p (to taste)
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. Peel carrots + toss in olive oil + salt. Spread on a large baking sheet + place in the oven for 20 mins.
3. Meanwhile, pit + chop medjool dates. Spread almonds on a small baking sheet.
4. Remove carrots from the oven. Toss + top with chopped medjool dates.
5. Return carrots with dates to the oven, and place baking sheet with almonds in there as well. Allow to cook for another 10 minutes.
6. Remove everything from the oven + transfer carrots with medjool dates onto a serving tray.
7. Roughly chop almonds + sprinkle on top of carrots along with crumbled goat cheese + thyme. Crack some fresh salt + pepper overtop and serve immediately!
It feels like Thanksgiving was just yesterday, but Christmas is already only 2 weeks away, so it’s time to start planning your menu again! What are your Christmas food traditions? This year we’re starting a new tradition. We’ll still be preparing a “normal” meal on Christmas Eve with all the classics (including our favorite roasted carrots pictured here!), but for Christmas Day, we’re choosing a different cuisine and preparing traditional recipes from that country! This year, we’re going Greek - we already have a few things planned, but if you have any suggestions, feel free to drop them below! We’re excited to try something new and get everyone involved in the kitchen 🤗 Of course, there will still be plenty of classic Christmas cookies - that’s a necessity 😜 If you’re looking to try some new side dishes this year, give these Harissa Roasted Carrots a try! Grab the recipe link in our bio. #crowdedkitchen .
😆😆 🥦🥕 *Monday* 💫 "Carrots are good sources of lutein and beta carotene, which are antioxidants that benefit eye health and protect against age-related degenerative eye diseases. Your body converts beta carotene into vitamin A, a nutrient that helps you see in the dark." by Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD on June 5, 2019 (Healthline) *Tip* Your body absorbs and utilizes beta carotene more efficiently when you eat cooked carrots rather than raw ones. 📸/ Article | All rights and credits reserved to the respective owners.
🐰🥕WONKY CARROTS🥕🐰 //unbezahlte WERBUNG/unpaid AD-Verlinkung der Marke/link to the brand-PR sample// Are you still looking for a last minute gift for a vegan skincare lover? Or simply for someone who loves sustainable and cute skincare products? 🐰🥕 The @thebodyshop Bunny and the Carror - Healthy Looking Skin Gift Set is perfect for that. It comes in an adorable gift packaging with the orange color dominting and representing the key ingredient carrot. The gift set contains a rabbit head band, perfect for keeping your hair out of your face while you are skincare-ing 🐰🐰🐰 Then, the Set contains the Carrot Wash Energizing Face Cleanser and the Carrot Cream Nature Rich Daily Moisturizer 🥕🥕🥕What is special about the carrits used here, is that they use organic carrots that are too wonky to be sold at the super markets. A lot of food goes to waste usually, because supermarkets have their standards for selling and transformation. Instead of throwing these precious foods away, it is always appreciated to find other ways to be sold by the farners. 👍🥕🐰And we all know that carrots are a power plant, when it comes to anti-oxidants and vitamins. Not only are they a great and nutrient food, but also our skin can profit topically from carrot extract. Moreover, both products come with aloe vera extract, too, and have soothing and moisturizing properties ❤️ I really think that this is an adorable skincare gift set for any skincare lover 😍🐰
By now we have six bookings. We are so excited. Wednesday we will host for the first time. We’re maybe a bit anxious too. It was such a big step from the first idea to this reality, and we are still working on so much more. Wayde cracked a rib two days ago (he thinks it’s embarrassing as it happened from coughing, so the offical reason is that he had a fight with a racoon), and he’s not good at all. Last night I slept with the kids in the Raven‘s Nest, and, appart they had to annoy each other constantly and everyone had a rough night, I found that it really needs curtains and something to cover the outlets next to the bed. I also added a new mattress topper. One part of me wants it to be „perfect“, but the other sees it more relaxed and less „professional“ but, in a way, as if there are friends coming I’d like to give a warm welcome and good time. Our project is not something that will ever be „finished“, it will grow and change and evolve. And all good things start small. #beginning#wearegoingonanadventure#newzealand#airbnb#way#lifechoices#theravensnest#host#hobbit#lotr#hugsforeveryone#carrots#friends#wishusluck#racoonfight#goodtimes
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Is that once crisp carrot now wilting and soft? Are your potatoes starting to wrinkle? Is your lettuce limp, your celery sagging and has your broccoli seen better days? Does your spinach lie listlessly in its bowl and your asparagus bend its head? Don't despair, they are probably just thirsty and you can bring them back to life.
* Carrots, celery and asparagus: trim a little from the bottom and place in a glass of water until crisp.
*Lettuce: place the leaves in water.
*Broccoli: cut into florets and put into a bowl of water
*Potatoes: Peel and put into a bowl of water
*Spinach: Stand in a glass of water or put the leaves in a bowl of water
2 tsp olive oil, plus a little extra for brushing
2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced lengthways
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
2.5 cm/1 inch piece fresh root ginger,peeled and finely
1 small carrot, peeled and cut into sticks
1 small parsnips, peeled and diced
1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 tbsp medium curry paste
225 /8 oz basmati rice
4 ripe tomatoes, peeled, deseeded
600 ml/1 pint vegetable stock
175 g/6 oz broccoli florets
50 g/2 oz peas, thawed if frozen
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Crispy onion rings: freshly ground black pepper, roasted cashews nuts: raisins and fresh coriander leaves (optional). Method:
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Put 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large bowl with the onions and toss to coat. Lightly brush or spray a nonstick baking sheet with a little more oil. Spread half the onions on the baking sheet and cook at the top of the crisp. Remove from the oven and reserve for the garnish.
Meanwhile, heat a large ovenproof casserole over a medium heat and add the remaining oil and onions. Cook for 5-7 minutes until softened and starting to brown. Add a little water if they start to stick. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute, then add the carrot, parsnip, and sweet potato. Cook the vegetables for a minutes, add the stock and stir well. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer over a very gentle heat for about 10 minutes.
Add the broccoli and peas and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with the crispy onions, cashew nuts, raisins and coriander. (Optional) to alleviate the dryness, biryani is best served with dhal and raita. #parsnips#carrots#sweetpotatoes#coriander#basmati#broccoli#ginger#currypaste#onions#garlic#vegan#veganrecipes#multipleallergies#foodallergies#allergies#adultallergies#kidallergies#healthyeating#healthliving#healthandsafety#healthylifestyle#healthanbalance#healthandjourney#healthandbenefit