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As soon as Ellie started eating dinner with us, I immediately started worrying about our vegetable intake. I mean really. Could I be more cliché?

As far as vegetables go, Ellie is actually pretty responsive at this point, and I’m making the most of it while it lasts. The big problem we face is that her parents like very different vegetables. One of the veggies we all like are carrots. Pre-Ellie, we  almost never had them, which is silly, because they’re inexpensive and delicious. Roasted with olive oil, cumin seeds, salt and pepper they’re addictive. Lately, I’ve been serving them as a mexi-fries with turkey burgers, and we can’t get enough of them. Literally, I worry about making enough.

January 056

To make my mexi fries, you cut carrots into 1 – 2 inch matchsticks. Then, in a separate bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, cumin, ancho chili powder and brown sugar. Add some evoo to make a slurry. Toss the carrots around in the bowl. Roast for 20 – 30 minutes and voila! Carrots! Continue reading


Cumin & Orange Scented Carrots

This last weekend I visited the farmer’s market and picked up some of the most adorable carrots. An inexpensive and easily accessible  vegetable,  I often forget about it, which is a shame because it’s in season right now. Well, thank goodness these pretty ladies caught my eye. I wasn’t sure what to do with them at first. My typical inclination is to roast vegetables, but I thought a sauté would be perfect. I remembered a carrot and avocado salad that used cumin and thought it was a good place to start.

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