One GRITS Journey To Convert Beloved Southern Recipes to Paleo Approved, and Darn GOOD too!

This is my story of how I am striving to change my family's life, nutritionally, for the better. Here in the deep South Paleo is a foreign word. No one has heard of it, and gluten free is really almost as unheard of...
After reading Gary Taubes enlightning GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES I was determine to change! Armed with my own two hands, the internet (thank God for AMAZON.com), and all those wonderful blogs and podcasts available now, I am beginning my journey.
Please feel free to join me as I try to adapt all of our Southern Favorites into Paleo Appropriate Scrumptiousness!!! (and all Gluten Free) I will try to post all of the good ones, and may even blog about some failures along the way.

24 January 2010

Carottes Rapees AU MEIL ( Grated Carrots with Honey)


In the quest to find new ways to introduce vegetables to my kids, I found this intriguing, delightful,
French Carrot Salad ( Carottes Rapees AU MEIL )...
Isn't it beautiful????
So, the big question is...
DID THEY EAT IT?
 DID THEY LIKE IT?
Well, to be truthfull....it was a thumbs sideways review from my kiddos..
I guess I should explain. You see my kids have review foods with a thumbs up ( I love it), a thumbs sideways( its ok), or a thumbs down ( I don't like it at all).
I think it was the smoked paprika...a little strong on the flavoring for kiddos??? Maybe next time I will substitute that for something else?
The adults, well we could not get enough!
IT WAS FABULOUS!
It made a lot and we ate it all! No leftovers at all!

I found this recipe in The French Market, More Recipes from a French Kitchen
here it is:
1 1/2 pds carrots
3tbsp clover honey ( i used wildflower honey)
1 tbsp white wine vingar ( i used apple cidar vinegar)
1 tbsp Dark Sesame Oil
2 tsp smoked paprika
sea salt to taste
freshly grated pepper to taste
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, a mix of black and white if you can find them

  1. Peel the carrots and grate them into a bowl.
  2. Mix together the honey, vinegar, sesame oil, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Add to the carrots and mix well.
  4. Let stand at room temp for and hour to infuse the flavors (i put in the fridg for a few hours)
  5. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and Serve.

1 comment:

  1. As a taster, I can say this is a winner! I loved it and I really DON'T like carrots!

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