If we remember correctly, back in the beginning of this month I told the tale of the great carrot takeover of 2014. Just like the beet charade but seemingly worse because these carrots were gigantic and never ending.
The good news is the only carrots currently sitting in my fridge are the baby ones we buy for Sir Pugsley to enjoy for his daily mid-day meal – or rather his way of letting you know it’s currently 12 o’clock.
There are great many upsides to belonging to a CSA one of them is the fact that the food lasts for a very long time. These guys lasted me until just this past weekend when I finished off the last 2 pounds of them. Getting your vegetables picked from the ground only a few hours prior to being handed off to you makes a big difference than picking it up at the grocery store where it could have been weeks since it was picked.
Here I am with giant carrots in hand and truthfully I don’t really care to enjoy the big guys roasted up like I would the delicate small and colorful carrots you are finding out and about right now. I needed something else to do with them – why not hummus it like the beets?
The first try was just purely raw shredded carrots, chickpeas and the rest of the good stuff that goes into my hummus.
It was fine. Nothing to write home about. No discernable carrot flavor.
Attempt two brought out exactly what I was looking for, roasting the carrots not only brings out the sweetness but that bright orange hue and makes the hummus taste like carrots. This isn’t going to be the ultra smooth hummus you will find at your favorite mediterranean restaurant.
It has texture, bold flavors, bright colors, makes a huge amount and belongs on your table this summer.
Kickstarter update! We are over the 50 percent mark! In fact at 56% woo-hoo! With 20 days left we still have awhile to go. Thanks to the silly kickstarter algorithms, I’ve fallen off the popular page search for food. However if you guys keep sharing, talking about the the campaign and of course contributing I’ll make it back up again. Being up on that page means more people will see my project and the great chance that I’ll get funded.
Let’s make this happen! Let’s make my dreams come true! My 3rd blog anniversary is coming up and how fabulous would it be to happen by then? I’d love to throw a great big surprise as a thank you if we make it happen (hint hint hint). 🙂
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