Tag Archives | Carrots

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I don’t go in for smoothies as a rule–too much pulverized fructose, and I prefer to chew my food rather than drink it.  I make an exception to that with this smoothie, but I still treat it as a dessert or I pair it with some protein like a hard boiled egg if I want […]

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Carrot Salad with Citrus and Pecans

While many area farms suffered serious damage from the recent flooding, Aspen Moon Farm sustained relatively minimal damage and they are continuing to produce beautiful stuff for the C.S.A. shares. One of my favorite things has been the red, yellow, and orange carrots, and last week they included a 2-pound bag in the share.  The […]

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Carrot Halwa Pops (dairy free)

These pops are officially my new favorite thing. If you have never tried carrot halwa, it is a rich, carrot pudding with origins in India. It has dozens of variations but a common denominator is shredded carrots cooked until soft with milk and spices, and usually topped with nuts that have been cooked in ghee. […]

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Buffalo and Mushroom Loaf with Caramelized Onions

Continuing my buffalo kick with this easy, vegetable-filled meatloaf, made without grain-based fillers.  Things like bread and oats have traditionally been added to meatloaf to stretch the meat, but they are not really needed as a binder. For this recipe I added finely chopped cremini mushrooms and carrot to the ground buffalo, and topped it […]

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Red Wine-Braised Buffalo Short Ribs

While I typically try to locally-source any meat in our diets, after reading Buffalo for the Broken Heart I became a fan of Wild Idea Buffalo.  The book is an excellent read, and the overall philosophy regarding sustainable and humane practices is one I support.  Given that, I recently ordered some of their products, including […]

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Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Soup with Polenta Croutons

Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Soup with Polenta Croutons

I decided to buck the holiday cookie trend and give you this easy, luscious, roasted vegetable soup recipe.  This is elegant in its simplicity and would be a lovely addition to a holiday meal–or it might be a great way to detox after a weekend of holiday splurging.  Your call. For this recipe I used […]

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