This recipe is my take on the traditional glazed sweet carrots.

  • 12 medium carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. light tasting olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • grated zest from one small orange
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate
  • 1 Tbsp. alcohol-free sugar-free maple extract

Peel the carrots and then slice into 1/4 inch pieces. Place carrots in a covered vegetable steamer over boiling water for 10 minutes or until they are tender. Remove from heat and set aside. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add orange juice, orange zest, steamed carrots, salt, nutmeg and apple juice concentrate. Stir to coat and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and add maple extract, mixing well. Serve immediately.

Note: When grating citrus fruits for zest, be sure to only use the colored parts, avoiding the bitter white part.