If you’re searching for a way to spice up your dinner sides this (especially) dreary winter season, look no further. This recipe from Food 52 breathes new life into the tired and all too familiar side dish: steamed carrots. Instead of simply steaming the carrots, this recipe only requires a touch of water just before sliding the pan into the oven in order to steam-roast them. This method gives the carrots a more complex texture, unattainable by either a simple steam bath or a traditional roast. What makes this dish especially unbeatable is the seasoning used for the carrots. A symphonic mixture of garlic, cumin, coriander, red chili flakes, and cilantro sprigs gives this traditionally and less exciting dish ( that we have undoubtedly all eaten a million times) a new identity and structure. You may never eat this veggie plain again. Luckily, there are more ways than one when it comes to preparing carrots.