Saturday, February 18, 2012

Garlic Roasted Carrots

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I am so happy right now! We just heard from our landlord that someone really wants to live in our unit (we have one of the only three bedroom apartments that allows dogs in the whole city), so we get to move out a whole 2 months earlier than we were anticipating, without a penalty! Whooo!! Now don't get me wrong, we like our apartment. It is beautiful, and we have fantastic neighbors. But it happens to be fairly expensive, and when all is said and done, its an apartment. And we neeeeeed a yard so bad! Not only for the dogs, who really need to run, but also for us! We are yard people. We like to be outdoors. We like to grill out. We need to run and play in grass. We need to grow something. And not having the option to just be outside for a bit kills us. So now we get to start looking for a new place to live! Unfortunately, this town is not renter friendly to dog owners, but I have no doubt that while finding a new place will be challenging, I can find a good place for us to live. Maybe I just need to take some brownies with me wherever I go... haha

Have you tried roasting your broccoli yet, like I told you to back in November? If not, what the heck are you waiting for? If you have (or if you need a stepping stone to get you there), I have a new way to roast your veggies! Its so simple, I didn't know why I didn't think of it before. Carrots + Olive Oil + GARLIC! It's amazing! In fact, Joel and I happened to steal quite a few pieces from Ladybug at dinner this night, and she was not happy to share! :) 

Garlic Roasted Carrots (Food and Wine)
Yield: 4 servings

1 pound medium carrots, peeled
1/4 cup water
4 large garlic cloves
1 TBSP canola oil
1 TBSP unsalted butter
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees.
Throw all the ingredients into the baking dish and toss to combine.
Tent with foil and roast for 30 minutes, until tender.
Uncover and roast for another 30 minutes, until all the water has evaporated and the carrots are lightly brown in spots.
Transfer the carrots and the garlic to a plate and serve.


7 comments:

  1. I did roasted broccoli with our valentine's dinner. It was really delicious! Can't wait to try this recipe too.

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  2. They sound great. I too have discovered that adding garlic to roasted things makes them more delicious. Next time you make roast lamb, try poking holes in it with a knife and put slivers of garlic in the holes. It'll melt in your mouth!

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    1. I agree, Ness! Garlic + Anything = Awesome! :)

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  3. Roasted vegetables are the best and I really enjoy the combination of carrots and ginger.

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  4. Never would've guessed how delicious these were until I made them myself. So good! I'll check out the broccoli next.

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