This week's challenge ingredient is carrots. I love carrots but had no idea what to make. It was fun browsing through VegWeb's website to find ideas.
I made きんぴら (kinpira)! It's a Japanese side dish and it's really good. I made a half serving and will definitely be making more in the future. For today's recipe, I didn't have regular sesame seeds so I used the black ones. To be quite honest, I'm not sure I can taste the difference!
I also want to try carrot fries (to go with my sweet potato fries) and taco carrots. I'm pretty sure I already have the ingredients for both recipes.
My husband and I finally started using our fireplace. I bought him a fire starter log and a lighter for Christmas so we built a fire right before opening the rest of our presents. As soon as we built the fire, I was reminded of an old childhood favorite - s'mores.
We found vegan marshmallows at Whole Foods,
...and made a sandwich with graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows.
For this batch, we used Whole Foods dark baking chocolate. I want to try another chocolate bar next time and hope to improve the s'more experience!