Why do rabbits love carrots? There must be plenty of good things in carrots that we can enjoy too by eating carrots.
Perhaps it is the bunny teeth of rabbits that make us imagine that rabbits easily bite raw carrots off. However, if you happen to have lovely rabbits as your pet, you would know that rabbits actually eat mostly hay and green leaves (including those growing on top of carrots).
The humble root vegetables are represented by their orange sticks. The orange color is due to β-carotene, which our bodies convert to vitamin A. That’s why carrots are good for our eyes.
Baby Ren loves biting thoroughly washed and peeled carrots to ease his teething gum. Be careful not to over feed carrots to babies, because it may cause carotenosis – a benign condition in which the skin turns orange.
Once, we had enjoyed purple carrots, thanks to Fairprice Finest.
For #AtoZChallenge on 2014 April 03 Thu, I lovingly present a recipe of carrot sweet potato peanut pear soup meal by ServicefromHeart.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
♥ 1 carrot (1红萝卜), peeled & cut into bite chunks
♥ 2 sweet potatoes (番薯), peeled & cut into bite chunks
♥ 1 snow pear (雪梨), peeled & quartered
♥ 1/2 cup peanuts (花生), soaked overnight
♥ 2 pork ribs (排骨)
♥ 8 dried scallops (干贝)
♥ 8 red dates (红枣)
♥ 1 honey date (蜜枣)
♥ 1 tbsp wolfberries (枸杞子)
1. Blanch pork ribs in boiling water for ~5 minutes. Drain and wash.
2. Bring all ingredients to boil in a pot using low heat.
For variations, substitute sweet potato with pasta or noodles to enjoy this delicious soup meal.
Preparing peanuts for our meal reminds me on an
American comic strip: Peanuts. Charlie Brown and Linus van Pelt appear to be kind children to me and their friendship is cherishable. Who are your favorite comic characters?
Peanuts are a good source of niacin (vitamin B3 / nicotinic acid) – good four our brain health and blood flow.
My grandmother’s adviced me to drink bowls and bowls of peanut trotter soups to increase breast milk production during confinement.
Subsequently, I just prepare peanut soups with visually-less-carnivorous-looking meat.
For other faster-to-prepare recipes, check also our #5minutemeal recipes.