Ingredients for orange glazed carrots.

I stumbled upon this little recipe on my neverending quest to find dishes that make carrots taste edible. The idea came from a colleague at work, and I’m really satisfied with how easy it is to make and how much the end product resembles the honey- or sugar-glazed roasted carrots I have always been a big fan of. The roasted, slightly sweet carrot sticks make for a great side dish, and can also be used as stuffing for lettuce wraps. I came to like them so much, they are now very much a staple in my cooking, and I make sure to always have a stash of them in my freezer.

Orange-glazed carrot sticks

(makes 6 portions; prep time 15 minutes, total time 1 hour)

  • 8 medium carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1 orange
  • olive oil
  • Dill for decoration (optional)

20130828_223912

Recipes do not get easier than this. Toss the carrot sticks with olive oil in a bowl and arrange on a greased baking pan. Juice the orange and use the juice to glaze the carrots. Roast at 375 degrees till the edges start turning brown… or, if you like carrot chips, a little bit longer. Serve immediately with dill, or store in the fridge or freezer.

This recipe likely toes the line between being SCD/low FODMAP and, well, not so much. It uses undiluted orange juice that becomes carmelised during baking, and carrots, which are considered medium-FODMAP by some. Additionally, the crisp edges of carrots are probably unsuitable for early stages of SCD. That being said, my normally very grumpy gut does not complain as long as I keep the intake at a reasonable level. Enjoy!

1 Comment »

Leave a Comment »




Welcome to Squashablanca!

When your love for onion rings, whipped cream latté and apple pie has to surrender in the face of a gastrointestinal war... when the world becomes a bleak place, full of chicken soup and carrots... do not despair! There's more than one sweet fish in the sea, and your culinary adventures have only just begun. I hereby present you Squashablanca, the land of plenty for people following a low-sugar version of the low FODMAP diet. Enjoy your food!

Recently on Squashablanca…

Low FODMAP Camping Survival Guide
10 May - 2 Comments
Cranberry Walnut Bread
2 Mar - 4 Comments
  • Low FODMAP Camping Survival GuideLow FODMAP Camping Survival Guide  Low FODMAP travel… need I say more? Each type holds its own challenges, from ultralight bakcpacking, through family visits, to globe-trotting in style. However, regardless
  • Cranberry Walnut BreadCranberry Walnut BreadIn recent weeks, my life has felt like a string of brilliantly sunny surfing sessions intertwined with new baking discoveries… glorious way to live, my friends. If
  • Surfing Pumpkin BreadSurfing Pumpkin BreadThis bread does not surf, but it does occasionally get served with ocean water and sand – depending on how hungry I am by the time I
  • Low FODMAP Breakfast SmoothieLow FODMAP Breakfast SmoothieEver since starting the low FODMAP diet, breakfast has become the most difficult meal to manage. I’m not talking about the gut-wrenching pain of giving up