We all know carrots are rich in Vitamin A, but did you know that it’s just one of the root crop’s many other wonders? Organic Facts listed a myriad of health benefits which can be obtained from carrots. They include: prevention of strokes, heart disease, diabetes and cancer; immune system enhancement and; regulation of digestion.
Add to the fact that carrots can be cultivated easily and you have one of the most consumed vegetables in the world. You can almost always find an item or two in the menu of restaurants that includes carrots as an ingredient, or as a stand-alone dish regardless if it’s in a fast food joint or a fine dining establishment.
For instance, WUNC shared a story about how vegan chefs worked with carrots as a centerpiece in French cuisine. It’s not usual in terms of French cooking, but it shows the flexibility of the vegetable as an edible crop. ‘Honest French Food’ was also highlighted on the lifestyle website The Scene which showed a video about the classic Parisian bistro Chez Dumonet, and although the inclusion of carrots doesn’t initially spring to mind in high end restaurants, you’d be surprised by the creations leading chefs conjure up using the vegetable.
Carrots are really easy to work with and we’ve also used it in lots of recipes. You can also find many lists of carrot dishes though like in the BBC’s Good Food section which includes using them in soup, stir-fry, and much more. They can go well with other ingredients or become the star ingredient of the dish, just like in carrot cakes and roasted carrots.
Carrot cake is one of our favorites due to its low-calories in comparison to traditional cakes. Roasted carrots, on the other hand, are quick, tasty treats that can be served as snacks or as an addition to the main dish. Today we’ll share two awesome carrot recipes, one each for the two aforementioned specialties.
Carrot Cake with Walnuts and Toasted Coconut
The best part about this recipe is that it’s gluten-free. Rescu dubbed it the “World’s Best Carrot Cake” although that’s a relative term of course. Nonetheless, it actually involves only five main steps even if it’s one big cake that can serve twelve people! So it’s really easy to make. But first, let’s prepare the ingredients.
The Three-Ingredient Roasted Carrots
Everyone is advised to eat more carrots so you can definitely consume them as your main meal. This easy-to-prepare treat of roasted carrots is made using only three main ingredients.