Steamed Carrots with Garlic-Ginger Butter

Steamed Carrots with Ginger and Garlic Butter Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ – Robin Williams

An easy spring recipe worthy of any spring dinner. 

Spring is in the air! As the polar vortex slowly but surely loosens its grip on the U.S. the country joins the rest of the Western world in celebrating spring. What better way to celebrate the season than with a meal of fresh, organic vegetables?

This recipe is one of the simplest you’ll ever cook, but the taste is sublime! It’s also incredibly healthy, and it would be a great way to sneak some more veg into your children’s meals. A study quoted by World’s Healthiest Foods revealed that carrots and other beta-carotene-rich food helps protect the body from cardio-vascular diseases. Carrots are also an excellent source of polyacetylenes, which reduce the risk of colon cancer!

You might be used to boiling carrots in hot water to cook them off, but Enjoy-How-To-Cook reveals that steaming is the healthier alternative. This preserves most of the carrots’ flavor and nutrients, making for a healthy, sweet snack. In this dish, the carrots are served with a garlic-ginger butter — the perfect complement to the sharp, sweet texture of the vegetable. 

If you are thinking of serving this with a nice glass of wine, make sure that your wine is also organic and sustainable! A box of light, fruity white wine goes very well with steamed carrots and butter. And yes, please remember to get wine sold in tetra packs or PET bottles, as these are the more environmentally friendly option!Paul Sapin, who packages French red and white wines for M&S, has spent the past few years developing wine bottles made of “organic glass” — recyclable plastic that keeps just as well as glass does. Try to get these bottles whenever possible.

As for the carrots and the rest of the ingredients, Pure Grace Farms can help you grow the best organic carrots, garlic and ginger in your own backyard, and of course, use only organic butter, and not some cheap substitute! 

Steamed Carrots with Ginger-Garlic Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. · 2 minced garlic cloves
  2. · 1 pound of peeled baby carrots
  3. · 1 tbsp of butter for the sauce
  4. · 1 tsp of minced, peeled, fresh ginger
  5. · 1 tbsp of chopped cilantro
  6. · ½ tsp of lime rind
  7. · 1 tbsp of lime juice
  8. · Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. First off, take your butter out of the fridge and set it aside so it can melt to room temperature.
  2. Steam up your baby carrots for ten minutes. This should leave them tender, but still with a little bite to them.
  3. In a nonstick skillet, heat up your butter over medium heat, and add the garlic and ginger to the pan. Sautee for 1 minute, or until the garlic is starting to turn golden brown. Remove from the heat, and add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour over the baby carrots, and serve steaming hot.
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Coming Home

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.” – Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

I made my way to San Diego this weekend and let me tell you it has been really rough. I mean, leaving 20 to 30 degree bone chilling weather, where I was bundled and snuggled up tight, to sit on a patio in sunny Southern California, drinking coffee and enjoying fresh oranges from a tree only 10 feet from my table, gee, it’s tough to handle. I’ll try though, I’m definitely giving it my best shot. Gingered Date Breakfast Bar- Pure and Simple Funny thing when one comes home, the roles of the past sneak back all too easily. I am a competent woman, strong and determined, pushing to succeed in all that I do, but as the youngest of three strong determined women in our family, I begin to blend and start to lose myself a bit.

Gingered Date Breakfast Bar- Pure and Simple In past times, this coming home and all it entailed, bothered me. I pushed hard to be seen and heard, constantly competing for every scrap of attention I could muster. But this trip home is different. I guess I have aged and mellowed over time. I realize, I am enjoying the opportunity to sit back and just be. It has finally sunk in, I have nothing to prove. This trip is going to be awesome! Oatmeal-Date-and-Almond-Br3 Gingered Date Breakfast Bars are gluten free and bring a new level of deliciousness to a quick on the go breakfast or snack at anytime of day. Dates and ginger make a great combination and add a perfect touch of sweetness. A great way to bring a smile to your face early in the morning.

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25 days of Christmas Cookies: Day 18 – Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age. ~Terri Guillemets

My husbands favorite cookie is a black and white shortbread he buys at Costco every so often as a special treat. So, his request for one of my 25 Days of Christmas Cookies post was to duplicate these beautiful and tasty gems. The recipe I chose  was from Ina Garten and the Food Network. 

I adapted the recipe just a bit by exchanging the vanilla extract for Frangelico (a hazelnut Liquor), that adds a subtle hazelnut flavor to the cookie.

Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies are buttery and flaky with just a touch of sweetness. A dark bittersweet chocolate adds the perfect finishing touch .  

25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 18 – Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 18 - Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Day 17 – Snickerdoodle Bars

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Day 16 – Melting Moments

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Day 15 – Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

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Day 14 – Big Soft Ginger Cookies

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Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

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Day 12 – Peanut Butter Cookies

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Day 11 – Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 - Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

Day 10 – Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

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Day 9 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

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Day 8 – Florentines

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 Day 7 – Chai Gingerbread Men

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Day 6 – Peppermint Stick Cookies

Candy-Cane-cookies

Day 5 – Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 - Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time. Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn't get much better than that.

Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 4 - Lemon Cardamom Wreaths. I love the simplicity of flavors in this cookie. The cardamom and lemon play well together, giving a wonderful citrus flavor in every bite, and every time I open the container of cookies, the spicy fragrant aroma greets me with the certainty of Christmas.

Day 3 –  Black and White Peppermint Bars 

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25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 14 – Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  ~Peg Bracken

I am not a huge fan of shopping at Christmas time, or any other time for that matter, but especially at Christmas. I won’t be found out in the middle of the night lining up to get the best deal on the latest new craze. I will choose my warm cozy bed to saving a few bucks every single time.

This is why I think shopping online is the greatest idea ever. I can have all my Christmas shopping done in less than a day without ever needing to leave the comfort of my favorite arm chair.  I justify my online shopping by pointing out all the extra time I have to concentrate on other Christmas things. Works for me. Tim has decided he will do all the Christmas shopping this year. This works for me too!

Big Soft Ginger Cookies are soft, chewy, and fabulous.  Ginger, cloves, and cinnamon spices help set the mood for everything Christmas.

25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 14 – Big Soft Ginger Cookies

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Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

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Day 12 – Peanut Butter Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 - Peanut-Butter-Cookies

Day 11 – Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

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Day 10 – Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 10- Coconut Macaroons Dipped In Chocolate

Day 9 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

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Day 8 – Florentines

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 Day 7 – Chai Gingerbread Men

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Day 6 – Peppermint Stick Cookies

Candy-Cane-cookies

Day 5 – Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 - Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time. Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn't get much better than that.

Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 4 - Lemon Cardamom Wreaths. I love the simplicity of flavors in this cookie. The cardamom and lemon play well together, giving a wonderful citrus flavor in every bite, and every time I open the container of cookies, the spicy fragrant aroma greets me with the certainty of Christmas.

Day 3 –  Black and White Peppermint Bars 

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 3 - Black and White Peppermint Bars. Day 2 –Iced Ginger Stars

 Iced Ginger Stars are crisp and gingery, with just a touch of sweetness. They make the perfect dunking cookie and can be used for edible Christmas ornaments.  Day 1 –Russian Rocks

Russian Rocks

Want to help Support PureGraceFarms? If you have enjoyed my blog and the recipes you find here, one of the ways you can help support Pure Grace Farms is by visiting my affiliate Amazon.com and making a purchase through the link on this site. Amazon pays me a small percentage from your purchases with no additional cost to you, and allows me to continue delivering great recipes and content to this site week after week. Thank you in advance for your support.
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