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Perfect Paleo Carrots

The humble carrot. A.K.A. Prince Charming, because they often come to my rescue at the last minute. An essential component of many recipes, carrots can also be used to create a perfectly respectable side dish. Now, these aren’t the over-cooked carrots of your school cafeteria. These tasty little morsels are luscious, earthy and sweet.

Paired with ghee, they add a caramel flavor to anything from Asian stir-fries to African tagines, to the most routine meal of ground beef and onions. I like to balance the carrots’ sweetness by adding a little zing of lemon juice and ginger, but they’re also great plain.

Next time you’re desperate for a veggie, don’t run to the store! Feast on the modest carrot elevated to noble dinner companion.

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1 lb carrots, peeled with ends removed
1 tbsp ghee
1/3 c water
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
1/2 tsp ground ginger (optional)

Chop carrots into 1/2 inch coins, chunks or sticks, aiming for similarly-sized pieces. Add carrots and remaining ingredients to medium saucepan. Place lid on pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn heat down to medium and boil / steam for 10 minutes.

Remove lid and cook over medium-low heat until carrots are tender but not soggy when speared with a fork. The water will evaporate, leaving the ghee to make a syrupy glaze.

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