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Soba Noodles with Vegetables

This was served as the side dish with my broiled tofu, which Martha Stewart suggested as a meal. Well, I will always listen to Martha, because this was a great meal! Maybe I would have considered this the main dish and the tofu the side dish, but I served them on the same plate at the same time, so whatever. It’s delicious nonetheless.

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Carrot Cake Cookies

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You guys have heard about our love for carrot cake. Well, these cookies are a very easy way to get that flavor without fussing over layering and frosting a giant cake. We didn’t frost these cookies, but we’ll go ahead and tell you how you can, anyway.

We found this recipe in the May issue of Bon Appetit – they have an entire section on carrots, actually. They’re in season, so if you can find really great looking carrots at the farmer’s market, these will probably be better than the ones I made. Try them with purple carrots, too! I didn’t use raisins or walnuts, I’m just not a fan. I don’t like them in my carrot cake, either. If you do, then go ahead and add them. Continue reading

Meatless Mondays: Curried Carrot Soup

Here is a meatless yet satisfying soup for Meatless Monday:

Whenever I go into a Williams-Sonoma, even if I don’t buy anything (you know I want to!), I always leave with something: one of those free recipe cards they give out. This recipe for curried carrot soup is just that. It was hanging on my refrigerator since I moved in over a month ago, but I didn’t have the tools to make it yet. Luckily, I got an immersion blender in the mail (thanks, Claudette and Moe!) and got to make this delicious soup for my guests. Continue reading

Surprise Carrot Cake

I never knew that I liked carrot cake. Before making this one, I don’t even think I’d ever tried carrot cake. Why would I want to put vegetables in my cake, anyway? Well, vegetables make delicious desserts – trust me!

This carrot cake was a surprise for two reasons: I baked it for a surprise party, and I didn’t have time to add any carrot-like decorations on the top, so it was impossible to know what kind of cake it was from the white-frosted exterior. Surprise!


The cake was a big hit, and I don’t think everyone would have eaten it just to make me feel good about my baking skills; I genuinely think it was delicious. The recipe is from AllRecipes.com, and since I don’t like baking with nuts, I left out the pecans.

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