Carrot – 4 ways

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Do you know this feeling when everything goes wrong? I tend to be a person who does not only do random stuff, but to whom also happen random stuff. But seriously, this week has been full of clumsiness and bad luck, that it was even too much for me. Haha. I will share with you the top 5 of my fails. Number 5: I spilled liquid all over my keyboard from my laptop. While trying to dry it, the settings from my computer got crazy and my screen was reverse and my word did strange stuff. Number 4: I broke a glass while doing the dishes – not really bad, but annoying when you try to remove all pieces of glass while there are still some dirty dishes in the sink. Number 3: I broke a bottle of wine in the supermarket and the security guy had to clean everything up. Number 2: I went to the hairdresser and explained in Spanish how I would like to have my hair cut. Middle-length, in the front a bit shorter than in the back and a bit in stages. After she was done with the cutting, she asked me “you wanted it long in the front, and short in the back, right?” It looked ridiculous – so, she had to cut everything off and now I have short hair. She felt super bad, so I told her I really like it. Number 1: Yesterday, when I wanted to go home after meeting with some friends, a guy torned out my phone from my hand and drove away with his bike. I screamed and run after him, but let’s be honest it is difficult to chase a guy by foot while he was on his bicycle.

OKAY. Enough complaints!

The good thing about everything is: Number 5: It wasn’t too bad, one of my colleagues explained me how to correct it and now I got new computer skills. Number 4: We have too many glasses anyway, so now there is more space. Number 3: It taught me the lesson to be more careful in the supermarket and the guy who had to clean it was super nice to me because I felt so sorry. Number 2: It is super hot now anyway and my hair grows very fastly. Number 1: I was actually really lucky that he just stole my phone and not my purse. Sure, I have to buy a new phone and a new simcard, but imagine I would have been at 2 am in the morning without phone, keys and money. So, I have learned my lesson.

If everything goes wrong, try to stay positive and see the good things in the bad. You cannot change it anyway.

One more good thing: Today, I didn’t have any distraction, so I could focus on thinking about a new recipe. I got last week the most amazing cooking book. My boss found it and he didn’t want to keep it, so I brought it home with me and it is just the best book ever. It is about how we always just use small parts of vegetables and throw away the rest. There are so many lovely recipes inside plus an overview about many vegetables and which parts we can actually use. This was really inspirational and this is why I want to share with you a few small recipes about carrots. Carrots are super cheap, so they are perfect for everyone on a small budget. Make sure to buy the ones which still have their greens on it because you can actually use it for plenty of different things.

Let’s start with the greens. You can use it like normal herbs to pep up your food or as the main ingredient for chips and pesto.

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Ingredients: Carrot-Greens-Chips (what a weird name)

  • carrot greens
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • a pinch of seasalt
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Mix it up in a bowl and massage the greens with the oil. Then spread it on a baking sheet and let it bake at 180° until crispy

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Ingredients: Pesto

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • carrot greens
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • a pinch of salt

Easiest preparation: Just blend it! Eat it with pasta, on bread or as a soup topping

Ingredients: Carrots from the oven

  • carrots
  • olive oil
  • salt

Even an easier preparation: drizzle olive oil and salt on the carrots and put it in the oven

Ingredients: Carrot soup

  • 5 carrots
  • 1/2 l vegetable stock
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Finely shop onion and garlic. Heat up olive oil in a pot and add onion and garlic. After they got a golden color, add honey and fry one more minute. Afterwards add carrots (cutted in slices), and vegetable stock and let it cook for 10 minutes. Then, blend everything with a handmixer and serve with pesto and carrot-green-chips.

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