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5-Ingredient Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

5-Ingredient Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

We celebrated my daughter’s second (!!!) (?!!) birthday party recently, and I have a confession to make. I bought the cake at Costco.

I also bought the cookies, the hummus, and the crackers from Costco. And a huge bag of baby carrots. So easy.

See, I’m discovering a weird side effect of being a food blogger. The busier I get at this blogging job of mine – the job that is the result of my passion for making home-cooked meals, photographing them, and sharing the recipes – the less homemade actual food I have time to make for my family. Or, yeah, for birthday parties.

That’s one of the reasons I’m vowing to keep it simpler in the new year – both here and in life.

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Roasted Winter Vegetables in Thai Red Curry with Optional Chicken

Roasted Winter Vegetables in Thai Red Curry with Optional Chicken

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in One Dish Two Ways

Did you know that folks in Thailand generally don’t use chopsticks? Yeah, I didn’t either – not until after I took these photos. D’oh.

But you know what? I think that’s okay. This recipe for Roasted Winter Vegetables in Thai Red Curry (with optional chicken for the meat-eaters!) isn’t super-duper authentic Thai, either, and I like both the photos and the recipe just fine. Okay, truthfully, I was pretty happy with the photos … and I love the recipe. So hopefully nobody else takes offense.

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Carrot Mimosas

Carrot Mimosas

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Beverages

Okay, I’ll admit it up front: this is sort of a strange one. I totally know that. But Easter is coming up on Sunday, and I had to. I had to.

I’ve been thinking about making carrot mimosas for what seems like an eternity. Carrot juice is naturally delicious and sweet, and it’s amazing with orange – so why not take one more step and sneak it into a mimosa somehow?

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Steel-Cut Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Steel-Cut Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

I don’t know what’s up with me and carrot cake lately, but I want to make carrot cake everything. Pancakes, waffles, cookies, oatmeal. It’s almost pumpkin-level, and for that, I apologize to my dear significant other, who still can’t fathom the idea of pumpkin in anything after my pumpkin-everything frenzy last fall.

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Veggie Pot Pie Pasta with Optional Chicken Add-In

Veggie Pot Pie Pasta with Optional Chicken Add-In

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in One Dish Two Ways

I’m a freak for vegetarian comfort food. Unfortunately, vegetarian comfort food generally isn’t much less fattening than its meat-laden brethren. Bummer!

This pot pie pasta, though, is much healthier than anything labeled “pot pie” would seem. It isn’t packed with loads of butter and gobs of cheese. It’s inspired by one of the most classic comfort food recipes of all time – chicken pot pie – minus a huge quantity of heavy gravy, and no pastry in sight.

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Cumin-Dusted Carrot Fries

Cumin-Dusted Carrot Fries

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

I’ve been making these carrot fries for my toddler for awhile now. They’re the perfect way to serve up carrots to little ones because they can grab them with their chubby little paws and gnaw away at the soft, tasty bits.

They’re fun for dipping, too, which toddlers loooove. My little gal has just figured out that she loves carrot fries dipped in hummus … though for some reason she tries to feed her forehead before her mouth and so she has a lovely pile of hummus all over her head by the time all is said and done, but hey. My kid is eating carrots and hummus, so I’m happy.

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Hearty Spiced Carrot Muffins

Hearty Spiced Carrot Muffins

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Popular, Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

This is one of those recipes that I threw together on a whim, not knowing it would become an instant favorite in our house.

It’s kind of the big-man-on-campus of muffins, I think. Which I totally know is a weird way to describe a muffin (though a big man on campus is likely a stud muffin, so there is that).

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Roasted Winter Vegetable Chowder

Roasted Winter Vegetable Chowder

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

Total comfort in a bowl. That’s what this winter vegetable chowder is all about.

And we’ve needed a little dose of comfort food around here, because day after day has been seriously dreary. Pelting rain, sharp gusts, charcoal clouds, rivers filled to the brim.

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Leftover Crudite Frittata

Leftover Crudite Frittata

Posted on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

This easy-to-assemble veggie frittata recipe makes use of leftover crudites, a party staple. We all end up with leftover veggies from the crudite platter – especially this time of year – so why not give ‘em a (delicious) second life at breakfast time?

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Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 in Happy Endings

These Carrot Cupcakes, topped with Cream Cheese Frosting, are soooo good. And they’re especially perfect for Easter.

Though, I must confess, I’m not usually a carrot cake fan these days. I used to be, but something changed.

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