Tonight for dinner we had one of our family favorites, beef stroganoff, but with full fat coconut milk (from Whole Foods) since I didn’t have any greek yogurt. I have to say, we all loved it and actually prefered it this way. I’m so happy to have found a way (on accident) to make this dairy-free!
We also roasted some carrots. It’s funny to me that kids get so excited over things like the big Bugs Bunny carrots with the greens on the end. Mine were fussing over who got to shave them and who got to eat the most. And, they both wanted to have it for their school snacks tomorrow. So much so that Alice already cut her’s up and packed her snack with some rasberries for tomorrow. The girl never packs her own snack. Sometimes it’s just the little things, you know?
So for the carrots, I (or the kids) peeled them, cut them up, and placed them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then I drizzled some EVOO (or preferably coconut oil) and added a dash of celtic salt and pepper.
We only had two big carrots left to roast since the kids took the others, but then the dog thought he’d help himself as well . Ugggh, the dog…
Anyway, although I totally burned these, the kids said they were “carrot fries” and loooved them!! They made me promise to cook them again tomorrow night! I cooked them on 450 for 30 min. Maybe I’ll try to cook them for just 25 minutes tomorrow. I guess it will just depend on the thickness.
So if you have read more than this page of my blog, you’ll know that I love celtic salt and use it 98 percent of the time. Aside from it tasting so wonderful, here are a few other reasons as to why I love it:
- It supplies all over 70 vital trace minerals to promote optimum biological function and cellular maintenance.
- They help to balance and replenishes all of the body’s electrolytes.
- They give you a high resistance to infections and bacterial diseases
- It balances alkaline/acid levels
- It restores good digestion
- It can help restore balance in people with high blood pressure
- It can aid in relieving allergies and skin diseases
- And overall greatly reduces toxins and to help prevent ill-health
Thomas S. Cowan, M.D., physician and author of “The Fourfold Path to Healing”, believes that many illnesses are caused or exacerbated by trace-mineral deficiencies. He suggests the liberal use of Celtic Sea Salt in cooking and the complete avoidance of all other salts, all of which contain only pure sodium chloride.
With that said, my friend Julie has developed a really cool and fun way to use high quality salts and herbs. These salts are some of the best salts in the world and some of the herbs are grown organically in Julie’s amazing garden. They really enhance the flavor of any meal. The fun part is figuring out, which meal!
Personally we love the Margarita salts, Rosemary salts and the Truffle salts the best, but they are all fantastic! If you would love to check them out, she has a beautiful blog called Back to Organic which is a must see but here is the link to her wonderful salts.
These delicous and healthy salts are fun for the whole family to play around with, but they also make the pefect gift for that foodee friend of yours that already has everything!
Julie Feagin - The carrot fries sound fabulous. We will try them this week. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and description of my fresh herb and gourmet salts. I agree we all need to include more trace minerals in our diet and fleur de sel ( celtic salt), french grey (sel gris) and pink himalayan are not processed so they naturally contain all the minerals people have enjoyed for centuries. We hope our salts make it easier for everyone to season their food as well as add the essential trace minerals and antioxidants from the herbs to their diet. Thanks again!
landriav - You are so welcome! LOVE your salts!!!