I love carrots! I don't care how you make them, or I'll eat them raw.
Not everyone in my house feels the same way. Some people don't like vegetables at all.
So I found a delicious way to make great tasting carrots without adding sauces, salt or butter.
I take a bag of the tiny carrots (everyone seems to like these better) and put them into a flat-bottom baking dish. I add enough water so that the bottom of the carrots are covered.
Then I liberally add Mrs. Dash's Onion and Herb seasoning.
Cook the carrots for about 20 minutes (or until soft when you stick a fork into them) in the oven at 350 degrees.
When they come out, the seasoning has made the carrots a little crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. They have a salty and interesting flavor that everyone seems to enjoy.
Carrots are so good for you. Like all orange-red vegetables, carrots provide beta carotene) (the part that's good for your eyes), fiber, and potassium, while being very low in calories.
They are better raw but anyway you can get them inside stubborn, non-vegetable eaters, the better!
Fatal Foodies is a group of mystery writers and food lovers. We'll be reviewing food-related cozy mysteries, posting recipes, commenting on writing-related subjects, and announcing book signings and other events. We might even host some contests and/or giveaways.
I'm a full-time freelance writer, editor and author living in Virginia. I have a terrific husband and two wonderful children who are, by the way, boy/girl twins. I love writing, reading, baking, cake decorating and, sometimes, needle crafts. I prefer almost instant gratification with my needlework, though. I have a cross-stitch picture I've been working on for years; but in the meantime, I've finished several pieces that can be done in an afternoon.
My cozy mystery MURDER TAKES THE CAKE is scheduled for release by Bell Bridge Books in October of 2008. My heroine in MURDER TAKES THE CAKE has her own site. Check it out at Daphne's Delectable Cakes. I also have a Squidoo lens for Freelance and Novel Writing; so, if you're a writer, surf on over to that page.
I'm a stay-at-home mom/writer/food fanatic in Fall Branch, TN. My two novels, Secrets, Lies, and Pies & Cheaters, Pies, and Lullabies, are published by Mountain Girl Press.
Marian Allen has had short stories appear on the labels of coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant. Many of her stories involve food, although she is not, as her youngest daughter claims, obsessed. She is not. She is currently working on a novel with recipes in it, which she'll finish if she can stop cooking and eating long enough to write. Short stories and recipes are available for free on her website, http://marianallen.com/.