We eat so many raw carrots, it's easy to forget how excellent they can be cooked. Try them glazed in honey and spiked with cumin and cayenne for a good reminder. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1999

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  • Heat oil in a large deep saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add cumin seeds; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add carrots, salt and cayenne and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add water and honey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the carrots begin to soften, about 10 minutes.

  • Add currants; increase heat to medium-high. Cook, uncovered, until the carrots are glazed and tender, 8 to 12 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; 1.3 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 264 mg sodium. 557 mg potassium; 21.2 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 1.7 g protein; 28431 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mg vitamin c; 33 mcg folate; 60 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;

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The recipe is delicious as written. However to celebrate the Jewish New Year I made the following substitutions and it was equally delicious: 1 tsp. fennel seeds instead of cumin omitted the cayenne 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds instead of currants Yumm-oh! Read More