Fine dining restaurants everywhere proudly advertise that they serve meals made from the freshest produce possible. Indeed, everyone knows that fresh produce is better, both in terms of how healthy it is and in terms of taste. Sadly, not many of us urban dwellers have the space for a backyard garden.
At this point, we’d like to introduce you to the carrot. Yes, we know you’ve probably come across one before, but did you know that carrots can be grown at home? Simply buy a packet of carrot seeds (smaller varieties would work better), plant them in a deep, soil filled pot, place them on your balcony sill and water them once a day! In a few months, you’ll have some beautiful baby carrots that will taste delicious in these recipes.
1) Carrot Chips
Don’t snack on unhealthy potato chips, but don’t give up on chips all together either! Use this recipe to make some fresh carrot chips.
2) Carrot Cake
Finish off a tasty, healthy vegan dinner with a slice of this delicious carrot cake!
3) Jamaican Carrot Juice
Replenish yourself after a long day with a tall glass of carrot juice. Or, have it with breakfast to prime your energy levels for the day!
4) Bourbon Glazed Carrots
Chef John, from Food Wishes says that this recipe yields his favourite festive side dish made from carrots. But, you don’t need an occasion to make them – they’ll brighten up any dinner party at any time of the year.
5) Carrot Halwa
Let’s go back to our roots and make a large bowl of sweet carrot halwa.
We can guarantee that these recipes taste as delicious as they sound. If you need more of a reason to get started on a carrot adventure, then let us remind you of the advice your mother gave you when you were little; carrots are good for your eyes, teeth, digestive process and a great source of potassium and antioxidants. Plant and cook away!