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Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Recipes by me, photographs by Rikki Snyder.

Although I’ve a meals weblog, I’ve to admit that I get overwhelmed when cooking just a few issues without delay. Does that occur to you too, or am I simply particularly weak and simply confused? It looks like the extra I’ve happening within the kitchen, the extra possible issues are to finish up charred and inedible. So when creating recipes for a vegetarian Thanksgiving, I wished a superb mixture of dishes that have been a bit extra concerned and dishes that required little or no time, effort, or thought. These Rosemary Roasted Carrots are one of many latter.

I additionally determined so as to add some easy roasted vegetable recipes to our Thanksgiving line-up as a result of I wished to have some lighter, more healthy choices within the midst of the stuffing and dessert and mashed potatoes. And that brings me to the opposite subject of this put up: World Diabetes Day.

Rainbow Carrots
When Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Meals requested me to be concerned in her World Diabetes Day occasion, I didn’t hesitate to say sure. However then I had a second of doubt—do I even know the right way to make a recipe that’s diabetic-friendly? Carolyn assured me that I put up diabetic-friendly recipes on a regular basis and I simply didn’t understand it. Clearly, sugar is a no-no for diabetics, and carbs needs to be restricted or omitted in diabetic-friendly recipes.

A staggering 347 million folks worldwide have diabetes; one in every of them is my Grandpa. Whereas some diabetics are merely born with an lack of ability to supply sufficient insulin, Kind 2 diabetes (probably the most prevalent type of diabetes) outcomes from the physique being unable to make use of insulin successfully. I believe we regularly downplay the seriousness of diabetes as a result of it looks like a treatable, manageable illness. We all know folks with diabetes—they work with us, they run marathons, they appear completely wholesome. However treatable shouldn’t be the identical as curable. Issues of diabetes embody cardiovascular sicknesses, blindness, kidney illness, and amputation.

Carrot Peel
Please go to Carolyn over at All Day I Dream About Meals and skim her put up about World Diabetes Day. She’ll be linking to different blogs which can be collaborating in at this time’s occasion, and he or she’s additionally making a gift of a KitchenAid Stand Mixer on her weblog—it’s blue, the colour of diabetes consciousness.

At this time Rikki is posting my Whipped Candy Potatoes recipe. They’re sweetened with maple syrup and topped with pecans. In the event you don’t just like the overbearing sweetness of conventional candy potato casserole, this recipe is ideal for you!

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Rosemary Roasted Carrots Recipe

A wholesome, easy Thanksgiving aspect dish. Use heirloom or rainbow carrots for this recipe if yow will discover them.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook dinner Time: 25 minutes
Whole Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6-Eight servings


2 bunches of small carrots (about 24), peeled
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp rosemary, minced
salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 400°F.
Toss the carrots with olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with rosemary, salt & pepper.
Bake 20–25 minutes or till tender.


If you wish to depart the tops of the carrots on, loosely wrap them in foil earlier than baking in order that they don’t burn within the oven.

About Kiersten

Kiersten is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies.

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