I am always inspired to look for different ways to make food appetizing and appealing to the eye.
A Different Twist on Fruits and Vegetables
I am a vegetarian, and so is my husband. I am always inspired to look for different ways to make food appetizing and appealing to the eye. I keep looking for ways to prepare foods in a different way that will please our taste buds and that will re-affirm that we are not sacrificing taste for healthy eating. When you decide to be a vegetarian, you have to learn a different way of living and reeducate your taste buds.
I had been experimenting with this particular dish for quite awhile. At first, I tried lemon carrots, but although the dish was was pleasing and had a tangy flavor, it was not what I was looking for. Then we tried orange carrots, and we liked it a bit better, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. So then I tried lime carrots, but it didn't quite make the grade for the "wow" factor I was looking for.
So I finally tried to get my creative feeling going. I always try to think outside the box. So I tried limeade, made with a sugar, but then added an additional twist by adding granulated sugar to the limeade that my carrots would be marinating in, and then dusting them with powdered sugar.
From there, my creative flow of thought took over. I needed to know what would compliment the flavor as a topping. The coconut and raisin topping seemed to fit perfectly. Then came the ultimate test, and this is why my husband and I like it so much. When we both tasted it, we said, "Wow, this is delicious." Then I knew I finally got it right, and I had a keeper.
I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we have. Bon appetit!
Limeade Coconut Carrots
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3 hours 30 min
3 Limeade Coconut Carrots
- 3 large carrots, peeled
- 1/2 cup coconut, shredded
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup powered sugar
- Handful raisins
- Cook carrots whole for 30 minutes or until they are completely tender and soft.
- Make your limeade (mix together lime juice, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar) to prepare to marinate the carrots.
- Poke holes in the sides of the carrots, with either an apple corer or a similar object, to allow the carrots to absorb the limeade mixture.
- Put carrots in the limeade mixture, and let marinate for several hours.
- When your are ready to complete the dish, remove carrots and put them side-by-side in a baking dish.
- Pour a generous amount of limeade over the carrots.
- Top with shredded coconut and raisins.