Hmm. I suppose this could go either way. I am most likely to use it as a spread, however – but you can eat it by the spoonful if you feel so inclined. So yes, this is that mysterious orange substance I spoke of. Sorry to let down those of you who were thinking sweet-potato something or other. Anything sweet potato is pretty exciting, so hopefully this wasn’t too much of a disappointment!
yields: a whole lot of carroty goodness
- 4 small-medium sized carrots
- 1/4 c. cashews
- 1/4 c. plain greek yogurt
- scant 1 t. dijon mustard
- heaping 1/2 t. curry powder
- 1 medium clove garlic
- 1/2 T. honey
- salt and pepper, to taste
Chop the carrots into smaller pieces and boil in salted water until easily pierced with a fork or knife.
Drain excess water and allow to cool for a couple minutes.
Stop and add in the remaining ingredients, blending until you get to your desired consistency.
How to use this concoction?
Well, today I discovered it is outstanding with a hardboiled egg. No, that’s not a bunk egg – it just looks funny since it was squished against the bread all night 😉
I’ll take any fruit that ranges from 69 cents a pound to 99 cents a pound depending on the week, thankyouverymuch. Luckily – I do love peaches even if I still cannot get past their skin.
I’ve also discovered that the only fruit that can successfully take the important role that a banana plays is the blueberry. Another miracle fruit!
This homemade peach-ginger jam cannot be described. So flavorful! Sweet, but not overly so – enough that it’s still got the zing of the ginger.
Some extra bold iced coffee joined me this morning. Lately, I have not been wanting to fall asleep at a reasonable hour. I like to go to bed by 10. This makes waking up at 5:40 ish a non-issue, and as I’ve said – I don’t mind being a grandma. But these past few nights I’ve been not able to fall right asleep and had sort of restless sleep, too. I don’t get tired until later, and even then, my mind keeps running. When my alarm sounded, I said “Oh HAAAAAAIL no.” and snoozed another twenty minutes. 5:40 wasn’t completely necessary today as it was a day-off for Teddie, so it was okay. And appreciated! Hopefully, though, I can kick this issue to the curb!
While I was at the co-op, I saw that we had some of the real Chunks of Energy and was thisclose to getting some to try. But then realized. That’s my problem. And didn’t.
Although, can we just talk for a second about one of my pet peeves? Okay. Rude cashiers. Seriously. If you hate your life, at least try to make the most of it – you’ll be amazed at how not letting your bad mood take over your mind makes your day oodles better. Especially at a co-op! There’s this guy who’s been there the past two times I’ve gone, and you can tell he just has no where near the level of enthusiasm as most of the workers there do. Which I find especially off because it’s a volunteer position – it’s not like he has to do it for money! He kept practically throwing my food down once he punched in the number.
Maybe I’m just weird because I’m one of those people who loves greeting customers with a smile upon my face while working, and being the polite customer when checking out at stores. Maybe because I know how annoying it is to work with difficult, grumpy people, and know that one nice customer makes the whole day better. Or maybe I’m just happy. Yeah, I’m probably just happy, too.
Anybody else wanna share a pet peeve of theirs?
Fun fact: when I was much younger, I used to help this woman with a bunch of rabbits. She showed and bred them. I even had one I trained. Did you know they have to be trained to sit pretty an all? And let me tell you – rabbit bites hurt. I had a scar for years. Anyways. We would feed them dried papaya as a treat, and I would always sneak some for myself. So now I feel like a rabbit for eating so much papaya lately. Although it’s kind of ironic because I’m not the hugest fan of it plain (or fresh, for that matter) but love the tropical twist it lends to bars 🙂
Hi, my name’s Jess, and I’m a hummus and veg freak. Yes, I had to do this again. I was almost drooling on the drive home at the thought. I’ve done this with beans, seitan – next up was eggs! Scrambled ultimately won this time. In the bowl:
- corn (from a leftover cob)
- roasted broccoli
- roasted carrots
- roasted sugar snap peas
- couple globs of Cedar’s Garlic Lovers Hummus
But!!! That’s not the last from me – I’m saving the best for last!!
Nikki and I did a bloggie swap – and I am SO excited to dig in to these bars!! It’s really neat to be sent something that I would never be able to get my hands on over here. I will certainly be letting you all know about each as I eat them 🙂
Peace out girlscouts 😉