I love those glazed carrots you get in many Japanese restaurants. I could make a meal out of those, rice, and shrimp sauce alone. Unfortunately, E has never been able to eat them because they are cooked in butter, and he is allergic to milk (and eggs and shellfish). I decided tonight I would try to recreate them at home.
I perused several different recipes and decided to take a little from one and a little from another since all the recipes sounded good. I ended up with something like this: prepare a bag of frozen carrots as directed on the package. Then I took roughly three tbsps. of margarine (no butter due to allergies as mentioned above) and melted it. I then poured it over the carrots and added 1/4 cup of sugar. I added a few pinches of cinnamon and nutmeg to it. E taste-tested it and asked me to add a little more sweetness (of course a 12 year old would say that), but I didn’t want to add more sugar so I removed it from the heat and added a drizzle of honey.
As one national brand cereal says, “Kid tested; mother approved.” It was yummy, and I felt great about finding a new way to get my kids to eat veggies. Well, make that kid. I have yet to convince the toddler to touch anything orange. Baby steps, my friends. Baby steps.