Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots Recipe
This Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots recipe is an easy, delicious side dish, or a full; meal, made in under 30 minutes. The tender carrots are covered with our amazing Sunny Honey Miami honey, garlic sauce and packed with nutrients, perfect for a vegetarian dish.
- 2 lb carrots
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 3-4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Sunny Honey Miami honey (key lime pie, vanilla or plain creamed)
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
- Chopped fresh parsley to garnish
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Peel and slice the carrots diagonally into 2 inch pieces, or leave them whole if you use baby carrots
- Place the carrots to a large bowl. Add oil, garlic, honey, salt and pepper. Mix well until all pieces are evenly coated
- In a large non-stick baking pan arrange the coated carrots in a single layer
- Place into the preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until caramelized and tender
- Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh chopped parsley
You can use orange or rainbow whole carrots, baby carrots as well
Storage: Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Honey Granola Recipe
Do you love granola as much as I do? Make your own healthy, gluten free honey granola!!!!
Keep it in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. It makes a beautiful gift for your friends and family, just put the granola in a large mason jar, label it and gift it wilt love!
This recipe yield about 8 cups of granola, enough for 16 servings.
- 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups raw nuts or seeds of your choice (almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or avocado oil
- 1/2 cup of your choice of Sunny Honey Miami
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup dried fruit of your choice : chopped dried apricots, cranberries, dried cherries, etc
- optional mix ins: 1/2 cup chocolate chips or coconut flakes
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts and seeds, salt and cinnamon. Stir to blend.
- In another bowl mix together the oil, the vanilla and the honey
- Pour the oil mixture onto the oats mixture, mix well, until every oat md nut is lightly coated. Pour the granola onto your prepared pan, spread it into an even layer.
- Bake until lighly golden, stiring halfway. Let the granola cool completelly, undisturbed. Top with the dried fruits, chocolate chips or coconut flakes. Mix well.
- Enjoy it and remember that you can customize this recipe, starting with the creamed honey used for the recipe.
Tips for Staying Healthy Through the Changing Seasons
As autumn changes to fall, and fall into winter, the days become shorter, the air becomes colder, and the leaves fall to the ground to decompose. Just as nature moves through seasonal changes, so too do our bodies. This is a time when we can turn inward to regain our strength through practices that ground and nourish us. Doing so will help us to reemerge in the spring with vitality and vigor.
Simple meal swaps that focus on seasonal offerings, grounding lifestyle practices, adaptogenic herbs, and the cultivation of balance, are all key ingredients to a staying healthy through flu season.
The seasonal transitions into the darker, colder months can leave your body feeling dry and depleted. Tending to your body’s needs for increased nourishment and more digestible foods is fundamental for a smooth transition between seasons, all year long. When you support a healthy digestive and immune system during times of seasonal change, you give your body the resources and “back-up” it needs to face any colds and flus headed your way. Focus on preparing meals with seasonal ingredients, like carrots, beets, pears, citrus, celery root, and more, and prepare them in ways that are grounding, like low and slow cooking methods, and in warming dishes like soups, stews, warm beverages, and more!
Luckily, many of the most beneficial herbs for cold and flu season are probably sitting in your spice cabinet or on your counter right now – making them the perfect immune-supporting addition to any breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Garlic, thyme, ginger, oregano, to name a few, are some of the most powerful and safest antivirals and antibacterial herbal medicines we have available. Cook dishes packed with antioxidant, vitamin, and mineral rich food choices, and your meals will not only be delicious, but nutritious and immune-boosting as well!
Delicious Ingredients with Medicinal Benefits
Honey: Not only is honey a superfood, it may also help prevent both viral and bacterial infections, including colds, flus, and more! Honey, especially raw/unprocessed honey, offers a wide array of nutritional benefits, makes a great sugar replacement in coffee or tea, and can be eaten right off the spoon as a delicious, throat-soothing remedy with immune-boosting benefits. Sunny Honey Miami only uses raw honey, infused with whole ingredients. https://sunnyhoneymiami.com/product-category/creamed-honey/
Sage (Salvia officinalis): Traditionally, sage was used to support upper respiratory distress and sore throats, move phlegm out of the body during sinus infections, and soothe the stomach when upset. The earthy-pine flavors make sage easy to incorporate into soups, stews, and a wide variety of sauces/gravies.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Turmeric is a well-known herb for its bright color, and without a doubt, this herb is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory botanicals recognized by modern research. Turmeric can be easily added to any cold or warm dish, giving any meal a pop of color and potent dose of antioxidants!
We hope you’ll put to use some of the strategies and tips from this article to help you minimize the chance of becoming sick this cold and flu season. Fall and winter are a great time to check-in on your health and tend to self-care habits that will provide a strong foundation for your mind, body, and soul to thrive throughout each season ahead.
Honey Glazed Walnuts
2 tbs butter
1/4 cups creamed honey
2 tbs sugar
1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
2 cups walnuts or the nuts of your choice
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a pan melt the butter, add the sugar, the honey and the salt, mix to combine. This should take 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the nuts, mix well to coat them in the butter honey mixture.
- Lay this mixture as flat as possible on the lined pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until it starts to change color to a reddish brown.
- Let them cool completely before you break them into smaller pieces.
To serve: keep the Honey Glazed Walnuts in an airtight jar for up to 2 weeks. Take them on a long hike for energy, add to salads, or toss on top of your ice cream or your favorite smoothie bowl.
I love coffee and chocolate equally. If you are like me, you will love this easy to make and really satisfying cacao and coffee smoothie
You will need
1 coffee cup at room temperature
1 tbs of our cacao creamed honey
1 tsp raw cacao powder
½ cup milk of your choice
A dash of cinnamon, or chili powder
Blend all of these ingredients together, pour it in a tall glass and decorate it with some grated dark chocolate and a slice of banana. Enjoy!
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Maybe you only know the benefits of a warm glass of water in the morning or maybe you have only heard about how honey is great for your skin, but have you heard what wonders combining warm water and honey can do for you overall? Read on and let me tell you the wonders of honey and warm water. I promise you; this is no old wives’ tale.
- Watch Your Weight Melt Away
Yes, drinking water and honey can help you lose weight. Get the plaguing thoughts about the sugar aspect of honey out of your head, as that is one of its benefits. I know, I know, it sounds crazy and too good to be true, but it isn’t. The sugar in honey is a natural sugar (or read: good for you), which provides a healthy source of calories. Not only that, but it can also help to ward off any sugary sweet beverage cravings you may have. Soda pop is full of empty calories, and though everyone knows this they still reach for the bubbly refreshment. By cutting back on the amount of pop you drink, your calorie intake drops and with that so do the pounds. It may not be an overnight success story, but it is better for you all around in the long run.
- Stay Regular
OK, I know talking about being ‘regular’ can sometimes be taboo, but if Jamie Lee Curtis can do it, so can I. Drinking a warm glass of water with honey first thing in the morning helps to improve your digestive system. The antiseptic benefits of honey help relieve the acidity in your stomach while increasing the production of intestinal mucus. It also helps to hydrate the colon and infuse water into your, excuse me for this, stool. All of this combines you passing much more easily and regularly. Which brings us back to watching your weight melt away, because… well, I think you can figure the rest of this one out without my help.
- Gives Your Immune System A Helping Hand
Have I stressed just how good honey is for you yet? Honey has amazing bacteria-killing properties. If you go for raw, organic honey (you should) it is full of enzymes (hello again digestion), vitamins and minerals that lead the front line against protecting against bacteria. One study presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Harrogate; UK found that Manuka honey may even help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Honey is also an antioxidant, which helps fight those bad free radicals that wreak havoc in our body and on our skin.
4. Reduce Your Allergies
And no, I’m not suggesting taking a Claritin or something like that with the glass of honey water. By using raw, local honey you help to acclimate your body to the pollens of your area. In turn, this helps to reduce your susceptibility to environmental allergies. If you really think about what bees do in the grand scheme of things, this makes perfect sense. Now I know the warm water isn’t necessarily crucial to helping with allergies but being hydrated is never a bad thing.
5. Hello Energy, My Old Friend
Move over coffee – honey and warm water are the new dream team for boosting energy. The benefit to your energy levels by staying hydrated has all but been shouted from a rooftop. Think of your body as a houseplant. You know how droopy and sad it gets when you’ve forgotten to water it? Your body essentially does the same thing. Studies have shown that even mild dehydration can leave you feeling lethargic, drowsy, and sluggish. So, let’s add honey into this equation. Now you have a natural source of simple sugars and carbohydrates (energy-givers) to an already proven energy booster. The total? A refreshed outlook on life and energy that you didn’t know could come without a cup of coffee. Now, I’m not telling you to cut coffee out – I know I couldn’t function without it – but next time you feel an afternoon crash, try reaching for some honey and warm water first and see if that does the trick.
6. Soothe That Sore Throat and Cut That Cough
According to the Mayo Clinic, hot water with honey can help reduce the soreness and irritation of a sore throat. Honey helps to coat the throat while the warm water soothes. This soothing and coating action also helps to reduce your cough, as coughing is sometimes caused by irritation from a sore throat.
7. Detox, Detox, Detox!
Honey and warm water help to flush out the toxins from your body. By helping you to get regular, it helps you to regularly rid your body of toxins that can build up and cause disease. Adding lemon to the mix increases the benefits, as lemons help to increase urination, dispelling toxins more frequently and keeping your urinary tract healthy. Lemon contains citric acid, which helps to maximize enzyme function and in turn stimulate the liver and help with detoxification.
8. Gassy? It Helps with That.
Feeling a little uncomfortable and gassy? Drinking a glass of warm water and honey will help! Honey helps to neutralize gas.
9. Increase Your Health
Not only will drinking warm water and honey increase your hydration (plus everything else I’ve listed), but it also helps to increase the levels of “good” cholesterol in your body and reduce cardiovascular strain. I call that a win, win.
The demand for honey is on the rise. Today, nearly 525 million pounds of honey are used across the globe in a variety of different industries, and that growth has come with an increased interest in this unique food and how it’s produced. What do you already know about honey, raw honey, and the global scale of production today? Test your knowledge now.
Facts About Raw Honey, Honey Production, and Commercial Honey You May Not Know
Fact #1 – Raw Honey and Store-Bought Honey May Not Be the Same Thing
When many people think about honey, they think about a clear, amber liquid packaged in a tiny bear on a grocery store shelf. The reality, though, is that raw honey and store-bought honey are two very different things. Grocery store honey, sometimes called commercial honey, is harvested much the same way raw honey is, but it is typically pasteurized and rapidly cooled before it is bottled.
That means it’s easier to handle and package, but it also looks clean and smooth once it reaches the grocery store. Raw honey, on the other hand, is gathered directly from beehives, then placed in jars for consumers to purchase. It’s only lightly filtered, and it’s never pasteurized, as that can lead to damage of the delicate enzymes, vitamins, and minerals inside.
Fact #2 – Raw Honey Never Spoils
As long as it is kept in an airtight environment, honey never spoils. It has an endless shelf life. In fact, unspoiled honey was even found in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians! The reason for this unique property is the fact that it contains very low levels of moisture as well as high levels of natural acids, so bacteria can’t grow in it and cause it to spoil. Stored properly, raw honey is literally good forever.
Fact #3 – Honey Has a Number of Health Benefits
Even in the earliest societies, honey was used as medicine. It has antibacterial properties, so wounds were often coated in honey and wrapped to help speed healing. Even today, specially cultivated medicinal honey is used for this practice. It can be used as so much more than topical treatment, though. It’s been shown to help those who suffer from seasonal allergies because it allows people to build up immunity to local plants.
It can also soothe sore throats and end a cough. It’s even been found to relieve nausea in some cases. More and more studies are being done to uncover the true health power of honey.
Fact #4 – The Color and Flavor of Honey Varies By What Flowers Bees Visit
Not all raw honey looks the same. Honey actually gains its color from the pollen the bees in a given hive gather to make it. Different plants blossom at different times of the year, and different plants blossom across the country.
What that means is that any given hive can produce a variety of different honey colors from season to season and from place to place. Lighter honey tends to be much milder in flavor while darker honey tends to be fairly heavy and rich.
Fact #5 – Granulated Honey Is Still Good Honey
If you’ve ever seen honey get grainy, you’ve seen granulation. What many people don’t know, though, is that granulated honey really is still good. What happens is that the sugar in the honey crystallized over time.
That crystallization is a natural process, and while commercial honey produces heat in their products to prevent crystallization, that’s completely unnecessary. Instead, granulated honey makes a delicious spread, and if you need to eliminate the granules before you cook with it, you can simply heat a bit of it up to get rid of them.
Fact #6 – Honey Was Once Used As Currency
Honey is a powerful food, but it was once even more powerful than you’d imagined. In 11th century Germany, peasants used honey to pay landowners the rent they demanded. Landowners loved the honey as it was used to sweeten beer at the time.
Fact #7 – Raw Honey Is More Popular Than Ever
The popularity of raw honey has skyrocketed over the past several years. These days, there are hundreds of different local producers offering raw honey products, and consumers are buying for a variety of different reasons.
From the desire to experience a better tasting product to a chance at obtaining some of the many different health benefits raw honey has the ability to provide, individuals, chefs, and many others are looking into the power of raw honey at a faster rate than ever before.
The facts about raw honey may be numerous, but one thing is clear – demand is on the rise because it’s an amazing option to meet a variety of needs in your own kitchen. Explore just how powerful raw honey can be today.
Uses of Raw Honey
Over the past several years, much press has been given to raw honey, and for good reason. Not only is it a well-known folk remedy dating back thousands of years, but it’s also a well-studied substance in today’s world that may have some real benefits for your health. Just what are the raw honey benefits for health that you can expect once you start using this amazing source of nutrition? Take a look.
Get More Antioxidants:
Raw honey has lots of different plant chemicals inside that act as antioxidants. In fact, some brands contain as many antioxidants as fruits and vegetables do. If you’re not familiar with the power of antioxidants, you should be. They can actually help protect your cells from the damage that excess free radicals can cause, and that may help prevent serious diseases like cancer and diabetes.
Raw honey also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, thanks to the hydrogen peroxide that occurs naturally inside. People have used it for years to help heal wounds and fight infection. In fact, today, medical-grade raw honey is still used in many hospitals thanks to its powerful ability to not only heal wounds but also reduce pain and inflammation in seriously injured patients like burn victims.
Stop Digestion Issues:
Many studies have found that raw honey is a great way to treat digestive problems like diarrhea. In fact, it’s even been shown to be a powerful treatment for Helicobacter pylori, which is a leading cause of stomach ulcers in many people. What’s more, though, is that it can work as a prebiotic, so it helps feed the good bacteria in your intestines, so you’ll improve your overall digestive health.
These are far from the only benefits raw honey can provide for your health. In fact, it can do so much more, like help you manage the weight loss process and even fight seasonal allergies.
A Quick Note About Raw Honey vs. Pasteurized Honey
Raw honey isn’t what you might find on the shelves of your local grocery store. Instead, that tends to be carefully filtered, pasteurized honey. When honey is being gathered for bottling and shipping to local grocery stores, it’s filtered multiple times to remove things like beeswax and dead bees; then, it’s heated to an incredibly high temperature to help kill any unwanted yeast and extend the shelf-life.
However, raw honey is gathered in its natural form, then placed in a container for your consumption. While you might see chunks of wax or honeycomb in your honey, it’s important to realize that those are all part of the package, and in fact, they actually enhance the nutritional benefits of consumption.
How to Use Raw Honey to Make Your Healthy
You can use raw honey in a number of different ways. You can simply swallow some each day, but you can also mix it in your smoothies, pour it on your fruit, or even use it as a sandwich topping. No matter how you use it, though, it’s certain to make a delicious, healthy treat for your body.
Ready to try raw honey in your life? Check out what Sunny Honey has to offer!