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Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

All of my old recipes will remain on my food blog, of course, so there will be a mixture of the old and the new for everyone to look through and choose. You can always play around with any recipe out there and make it your own, whether it's plant-based or not. There are always other options!
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Roasted Beets and Multi-Colored Carrots with Balsamic/Honey Glaze

If you want something that's easy to prepare, colorful, and healthy, then this is your kind of dish!  It only has five simple ingredients, and there is very preparation involved.  I know it says "glaze" in the recipe title, and when I think of glaze, I think of the old-school butter and sugar Easter ham glaze.  This glaze has NO butter and only one tablespoon of honey. Try it!



Ingredients:  

3 medium-sized organic red beets, tops removed
3 multi-colored organic carrots, peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp organic honey
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Wrap each beat in foil, place on baking sheet, and bake for 25 minutes.  While the beats are baking, peel and slice the carrots.  After 25 minutes, place the carrots on the baking sheet with the beets, (I give my carrots a light spray with coconut oil spray), and bake for another 25 minutes. Once the veggies have baked, let them cool on the stove top for 15 minutes.

While the veggies cool, prepare the glaze by heating the vinegar, honey, and nutmeg in a small saucepan
over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thick and bubbly (about three minutes).


Once the veggies have cooled for 15 minutes, then peel the beets and slice them into 1/4 inch rounds.  Mix the beats in with the carrots, drizzle the glaze over them, and enjoy!