6 posts in group carrots

Spicy Carrot Carnitas

It may be in the middle of April Showers but it is never to early to celebrate CINCO DE MAYO!!!! Mexican or Spanish food is always a winner for dinner in my house. These SPICY CARROT CARNITAS have now added another plant based Mexican dish that I can enjoy on a regular basis. Full of Beta-Carotene Rich Carrots and slow cooked to perfection in an aromatic bath of chipotle peppers and taco seasoning. The citrus rich orange juice adds a sweet but savory flavor to the carrots which is only ... Continue Reading

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pumpkin Tahini Dressing

I love dark and leafy greens but winter time calls for a different salad filler. BRUSSELS SPROUTS! Some people cringe at the name but I on the other hand....SALIVATE!! They are so delicious and nutritious. If you don't like them then you most likely haven't had them prepared well. Roast, Saute, Fry, Bake.... My personal favorite form of enjoying sprouts is shaved sprouts in a hearty salad. When these little mini cabbages are shaved they create a different salad ambiance. One that is ... Continue Reading

Carrot Mango Pudding Tarts

I say the more carrots in your life the better... This recipe was inspired by the Indian Dessert "Gajar Halwa" which is a Carrot Pudding. In general this dessert is vegetarian so it does use milk and butter so I took it upon myself to capture the essence of the dish but make it completely plant based. One of the benefits of using carrots in a dessert is that carrots have a sweet taste to them individually so they do not need to add a lot of additional sugar. Also, by pairing the ... Continue Reading

CrisSpi Asian Tofu Sandwich

Crispy and Spicy Crisp n' Spic Cris n' Spi BAM...GOT IT!! CrisSpi!!!!!!!!! Pronounced: Krispai Yes...that was progression of my new term for something Crispy and Spicy. I find that combination to be extremely popular so I figured I can be clever and make an original term for it. No matter what Regina George thinks.....there will be much more "CrisSpi" recipes in Cardio with Carrots future...yeay! My new cool terminology stemmed from this amazing Asian Tofu Sandwich. ... Continue Reading

Russian Vegan Pelmeni

To celebrate Mother's day, I decided to include Momma Irena in my Cardio with Carrots hijinks. I give a lot of praise to my mom. She has undergone A LOT in her life.....and I sure didn't make it easier with my teenage and young 20's drama and problems. Somehow...she survived the mess of decade I put her through. So it was a great pleasure to bond with her over some cooking and fitness....both things WE LOVE to do but not in the same fashions lol. She loves her zumba and I love my deadlifts ... Continue Reading

Lemon Pea Buddha Bowl

I love making random food bowls...more esthetically named "Buddha Bowls". They are such a great way to use up leftover food knowing it will still somehow end up tasting great lol. This particular buddha bowl has a unique mixture of a double dose of "pea"....yea....chickpeas and yellow split peas. Flavored with the double dose of lemons, this bowl is basically a multi-vitamin. I love the chickpea/pea mix because it is very hearty and filling but when paired with the raw kale salad it ... Continue Reading