Tuesday, September 17, 2013

# Paleo # Post

The BEST Spiced Roasted Carrots

It's Too Yummy Tuesday!

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!

When I was first investigating Paleo/Caveman food principles, I sought out lots of recipes for easy, yet tasty veggies. This was one I altered from a blog recipe, and it's become a favorite! Simple to make using a plastic baggie to mix everything--quick cleanup!

The BEST Spiced Roasted Carrots

Roughly 1 tsp each of the following:
Sea or kosher salt (fine ground works best, or whir coarse ground briefly in a spice/coffee grinder)
Garlic powder
Paprika (if you have smoked paprika, it works great)
Cayenne pepper (or chili powder). Use a little less if you don't like the heat.
1 Tbsp olive oil or your favorite oil
1 tsp coconut oil, melted (gives a great flavor and good for you!) OR sesame oil
1 tsp -1 Tbsp real maple syrup, optional
6 carrots, peeled and sliced evenly into coins or diagonally

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add all spice ingredients to a medium or large plastic baggie, shaking well to combine. Pour in the oils and if desired, the 1 tsp maple syrup (OR omit the 1 tsp syrup in this step and drizzle 1 Tbsp over the finished dish after baking). Squish the baggie to mix ingredients. Add in carrot coins and shake/squish well so all pieces are coated. Spread out on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes until edges are brown and carrots are cooked.

I've served these with roast beef and chicken, but also because you can quickly eyeball the spice measurements, I've done these as a by-itself snack. They smell wonderful! And the combination of salty/spicy/sweet is divine.

2-4 servings (they go quick and it's hard not to want seconds!)


J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people!


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe, It looks very delicious. The next time can you give us some recipe that using pressure cooker ? . I bought a new one but lacking the ideas to use it :(

    1. Thanks Tabatha! Unfortunately I don't own a pressure cooker. Have you tried the Hip Pressure Cooking blog? Lots of recipes over there. Here's the link: http://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooker-recipes/

    2. Tabatha, you can find some of the best pressure cooker recipes on sites like allrecipes.com. Hip is also another great source as J.Rose suggested.

      Thanks for the recipe!


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