Do you know what my all-time favourite vegetable is?
I think if you had a look at my palms and the soles of my feet you might be able to guess. You see… I eat a lot of this vegetable. Quite a lot. And it has a tendency to give my skin an orangey glow. It seems that this vegetable is quite high beta-carotene, and since I eat so much, my body has an overload of it and so I store that extra beta-carotene in my skin! And thus it turns yellowy-orange.
Funny Story: I was meeting a friend a couple months ago and as I was walking up to her to with open arms she started laughing. She grabbed my hands and exclaimed: ‘You used fake tan and forgot to wash your hands after… DIDN’T YOU!?’
Have you figured it out yet? My favourite veggie? That contains lots of CAROT-ene?
Yum. Raw, with hummus, roasted. It doesn’t matter! I’ll take them anyway. anytime.
So let’s talk breakfast…
Maybe you’d fancy some Carrot muffins? Perfect.
Adapted from this recipe
2 c. spelt flour
3 tbsp sugar
1.5 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 c. raisins
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 c. non-dairy milk
1 c. shredded carrot
1.5 tsp vanilla
1/4 c. maple syrup
1 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c. coconut oil
Preheat oven to 375F. Mix together dry ingredients. Mix together wet ingredients. Add the wet to the dry and mix until combined.
Bake at for 25-27 in a lined muffin tin!
Serve with a some tofu-cream cheese (cause then its more like carrot cake. aka the best dessert ever.)
Enjoy a year round tan! With NO skin cancer! YAY!
ps. Did you ever see that youtube video called ‘salad fingers?’ Jeeez. if not, don’t look it up. Salad fingers haunts me.
And just for fun, a sneak peek at some of the hotness I’ve been photographing lately.
more to come…