erica_the_vegan (erica_the_vegan) wrote in vegancooking,
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Fun with Purple Carrots

Purple (maroon) carrots!

Did you know that this is actually the original color of carrots? They didn't become all-orange until the 17th century, when the Dutch favored orange (the same color as their flag, and religion - Protestantism). There's a whole article about purple carrots on the BBC's website. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1991768.stm

The inside is somewhat shocking! 

I coated the purple carrots, regular carrots, and sweet potatoes with some maple syrup, olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted them in the oven.

And I ate them with some leftover broccoli, green bean, and brown rice casserole.

To make maple-baked root veggies, just coat your peeled, chopped veggies with a drizzle of real maple syrup and a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper, and roast in a 450-degree oven until the veggies are tender, turning them occassionally so they don't stick/burn. (inspired by Vegan Planet - duh.)

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