Monday, June 28, 2010

Random Things I Ate Recently

My husband bought me a huge bag of carrots from Costco. I used a few and then kind of forgot about them. I took the bag out today because they were starting to go bad. I didn't want to waste them, so I ended up juicing almost a whole bag of carrots. I think it was around 5 lb of carrots. So this morning I had carrot juice instead of my normal kale/apple blend. It was funny because my husband said, where's the apple juice this morning? Sorry babe, but there's just carrot juice today. For my carrot juice, I like to add a few spices to change it up a little.

My Carrot Juice

2 cups fresh organic carrot juice

dash of ground cinnamon

dash of ground cardamom (be careful with this spice, it's strong)

dash of grated nutmeg

less than 1/8 tsp ground cloves


Pour all into glass and drink! I was thinking about the flavor of this juice with the added spices, and it kind of resembles carrot cake! So, I am thinking that if you were to add a creamy milk to it like hemp or hazelnut, it would be like carrot cake! It's just a thought.

I love antique stores, so last time I went to Nebraska I stopped in quite a few. I bought this old wooden bread box with this cute warming tile inside for $1 I think. I love it!

Sun-dried Tomato Focaccia

3 cups unbleached white flour

2 tsp yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 tsp agave

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

1 Tbsp fresh rosemary

1 Tbsp fresh oregano

pinch of black pepper

1 to 2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

I threw all this in the breadmaker and put it on the dough setting. That look about an hour and a half. Then, I put it on the bake setting, because I had to go to breakfast with someone. Normally, I put the mixture in the oven to make the dough, because I like how it turns out better.


...Junk food!

I had "sausage" patties with Daiya cheese for breakfast yesterday. Today's lunch was a fresco bean burrito and a 7 layor burrito minus the sour cream and cheese with a side of guacamole.


  1. That juice sounds delicious! Thanks for posting it!

  2. Stacy- thanks! If you try it, let me know what you think. I love chai tea, so I kind of made it like a chai carrot juice...sort of.

  3. Fresh carrot juice is so delicious, it never occurred to me to add anything to it. Interesting idea!

  4. Spiced carrot juice sounds tasty!

  5. Shen- I love fresh carrot juice too, and used to drink it almost everyday. After a while you get bored with it, so I added the spices to change it up and loved it!

    Jessica- I love it! Try it, and let me know what you think.


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