Recipe for Veg Power by Claire Wright. Food photography by Claire Wright | addsomeveg.com
Claire Wright from addsomeveg.com shares 3 simple ways to prepare carrots that the whole family will enjoy. This first one is a quick way of roasting for kid-friendly roots.
Roasting carrots is really simple and brings out the sweetness, making it one of the easiest ways to get kids to enjoy it! Sealing the carrots in the foil helps them cook quicker to save time.
Preheat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut carrots diagonally, changing direction at each cut, so each small chunk is angled and shaped a little like a triangle. Toss in a drizzle of olive oil and spread on a baking tray. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and cover the tray with foil, scrunching it around the sides so the carrots are sealed in. Roast in the preheated oven for about 25-35 mins, or until the carrots are soft and starting to catch slightly and caramelise. Serve hot or cold on their own, topped with crumbled cheese, chopped nuts or pesto, or as a side.
You can change things up by sprinkling over some dried herbs like fennel seeds, dried mixed herbs, oregano or basil before roasting, adding spices like ground cumin, coriander and/or paprika, or adding a generous handful of roughly chopped fresh parsley or coriander at the end of cooking time.
Kids in the kitchen:
Chop the carrots, then let the kids drizzle then with oil and mix with clean hands. They can sprinkle the salt and scrunch the foil, too! Let them choose which herbs or spices to put in, or give them a few choices so they can pick what to add to it at the end.
Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.