While dropping EC's at my other blog I stumbled upon this site named Diet Recipes Blog which has an interesting recipe with carrots. This veggetable is one of our favorite and is very nutritious. So I grabbed this recipe and I'm so excited to try this. Go ahead and try it yourself c:
you will need...
1 1/2 lbs baby carrots
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/3 cup water
salt and pepper, to taste

here is how....

1. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer for about 5-8 minutes (until the carrots are crisp-tender).
3. Uncover and cook for about 5 more minutes (until the juices are reduced).
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4 servings. Serve with grilled pork , chicken or beef.
- 188 calories

I know in the Philippines maple syrup is not always available and so I asked for a substitute for it. Here’s an easy substitute for maple syrup.

you will need...
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon maple extract (or vanilla extract)
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup boiling water

here is how....
Place the granulated sugar in a heavy skillet. Heat until the sugar melts and turns brown (keep the heat very low so the sugar doesn’t burn). Meanwhile, place the brown sugar into a heavy saucepan. Pour water over the brown sugar and bring to a boil (without stirring). Add the caramelized white sugar to the melted brown sugar in the saucepan. Simmer, stirring often, until the syrup has thickened. Remove from the heat, and whisk in the butter and maple/vanilla extract.

This makes about 1 cup.


  1. Gem said...

    you know, kahit carrot lang yan, nagutom ako. I usually like to eat carrots raw, but this one looks tempting!  


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