Saying yes to carrots

Sesame Honey Roasted Carrots

Sesame Honey Roasted Carrots

As past journeys have revealed, enjoying a particular vegetable can take months, sometimes years, of effort. Carrots have been no exception–it’s perplexed me for a while how people can pick them up and crunch away with such nonchalance. (It’s the fibrousness that does it to me.)

Luckily, with the help of a local restaurant and tasty recipe, I’ve begun to enjoy carrots a lot more!

This is a little less dramatic than it sounds, because I’d occasionally had pretty good carrot dishes at restaurants before.  A recent trip to Ma’ono in West Seattle, though, convinced me the impossible could be achieved–and probably even at home. Their roasted sesame carrots tasted divine: dark and caramelized on the outside, yet tender in the middle.

Needless to say, I took to the internet almost immediately after arriving home and found See You in the Morning‘s terrific  Sesame Honey Roasted Carrots recipe as substitute. I couldn’t swing Ma’ono’s creamy coconut sauce, but the carrots were exactly what I’d been craving.

In 2013 comes the next frontier, broccoli. And for now I can say with complete confidence: Gross!

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