5 spice carrots: a delicious and healthy side dish! The sliced carrots are sprinkled with oil, 5 spice powder and salt and then roasted for 20 minutes.
Spices are a great way to improve your cooking skills. Combining the somewhat sweet carrots with the 5 spice mixture brings a surprisingly delicious roasted vegetable!
Am I the only one, or is time flying by?! It feels like only yesterday I was thinking about new years resolutions and now here we are, it’s already the end of 2016. Are you excited? I know I am. New year’s is not really my thing (I HATE getting scared from fireworks!) but I’m crazy about Christmas.
Lighting candles, setting up the Christmas tree, hearing those oh, so familiar songs on the radio… I’ve been thinking about what I want to cook for Christmas for weeks now, and I still haven’t fully decided! This year we’re hosting a Christmas lunch at our place, and it’s the second time I’m going to be cooking. The audience isn’t that fussy, luckily: my parents, my brother, my grandma and my boyfriend.
It’s going to be a Christmas lunch/brunch this year, because our guests still have to drive home in the evening. And no one likes going to bed with a super-full stomach multiple nights in a row, right?! 😉
You see, we’re going to have three days of Christmas this year: one with my dad’s family (yay, I get to see my cousins again!), then the lunch with my parents and grandmother, and then we have to travel to the boyfriends’ parents for another day filllllled with food. It’s going to be a challenge! But I think I’m up for it. Haha!
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5 Spice Carrots
Okay, recipe time! My recipe is for 1 person only, so it’s super easy to multiply with however many guests you have. While I normally roast my carrots whole (Check: Italian herb roasted carrots or: Honey glazed carrots, this time I decided to slice them up. Not only is this way quicker, I think it looks like fun as well! Even though I used multiple colours of carrots, the taste shouldn’t change too much when you use regular ones. The coloured ones weren’t as special as I hoped. The five spices adds a nice touch though!
- Carrot, 3 (different colours, if available)
- Olive oil, 1 spoonful
- Five spice powder, 1 teaspoon
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Wash the carrots and cut them into slices of about 1 cm thick. Place on a piece of baking parchment.
- Mix the oil and 5 spice powder and drizzle over the carrot slices. Add some salt, and mix well.
- Place into the oven for 20 minutes.