Life is all about learning. Learning usually consists of several attempts, several fails, and the ability to get back up again. This I know for sure. Another thing I know for sure is that there are few exceptions to that rule… these carrots are one of them. My Fail Proof Roasted Carrots are a stepping stone to tons of carrot variations. Master this (it literally won’t take long) and the sky’s the limit.
Almost too pretty to eat, right?
A quick note on change. It’s SO scary. Like why? I’m a creature of habit. I love having a schedule, something predictable, a well thought out day. But life just isn’t like that, is it? No, it’s not. Especially not now with a baby! The more I try to make my life predictable and scheduled, the more my life seems to change. Maybe that’s life’s way of making my dream of being the “spontaneous” one come true. Secret: I’ve honestly always wanted to be the “go with the flow”, wind in my hair, go anywhere and do anything at any time, type of girl. But I’m not. I like habit, remember?
I’m still trying to be that way with certain things. Trying to accepting more “yes” to experience more change. This year I’ve FORCED myself to step outside my comfort zone more than ever before. I’ve sat with change. Therefore getting to know it better. Becoming more personal with it. We’re great friends now. It feels . . . ok, I guess? Still getting used to it.
As it turns out, change doesn’t hurt as bad as I thought. The key here is acceptance and walking towards change rather than away. All of this is to say, if you’re thinking about taking the plunge into a new career, removing yourself out of a relationship, cutting ties with a friend, moving, having baby #2… Do it. You’ll fid that it may be hard at first, but oh so rewarding. Nothing is permanent – you can always change again.
Alrighty now. That’s all. On to the Fail Proof, no-need-to-change, but can-if-you-like, carrot recipe!
Here’s why this is fail proof and so great:
- There’s no peeling. Just wash.
- No need to cut the tops or bottoms off beforehand
- You don’t have to mince garlic. smashed is key.
- plop all onto the sheet tray and drizzle olive oil. sprinkle salt/pepp.
- put in the oven. wait. take out of the oven. eat.
Those are 5 very good reasons as to why these are Fail Proof Roasted Carrots if I do say so myself. I understand that this recipe doesn’t call for slicing the carrots, but if you find that you have a super thick one, go ahead and slice it, but be sure to make the slice a bit larger. This is because carrots get smaller as they cook.
The result is savory, but naturally sweet, as the carrots release their sugars during the roasting process. Finish with a quick dash of salt or a sprinkle of fresh herbs to elevate this dish even further. Think chopped parsley, mint, or dill. Now, you’re done!
Fail Proof Roasted Carrots
Fresh and easy to do, these Fail Proof Roasted Carrots are a true classic side dish. With less than 5 ingredients, you'll have an accompaniment to any protein or salad topper on the table in less than 40 minutes.
- 1 lbs Fresh Carrots whole
- 3 Cloves Garlic smashed
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Pinch Salt/Pepper
Heat oven to 425ºF.
Place whole carrots and smashed garlic cloves on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Roast for 20 - 25 minutes.
- a good, high quality olive oil is key to tasty roasted vegetables. our favorite is Partanna.
How do you experience change? Would love to hear how it’s going for you.
Saving the best bite for last,