Carrot-Halwa Blondie Bars

A different way to use carrots in an Indian-fusion baked good. These bars can be frozen for up to a month. Inspired by Food 52 Makes 25 bars Ingredients 2 c all-purpose flour 3 tsp baking powder 2 c shredded carrots ½ c whole milk 5 T sugar ½ c raisins 14-ounce can...

Chickpea and Carrot Sauté

This yummy sauté makes a great side dish with any piece of grilled meat, poultry or seafood. Adapted from Real Simple Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 4 medium carrots, sliced ¼” thick 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 15.5 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed...

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque

From the California Café, this luscious, decadent, delicious soup makes a great addition to your holiday table as an appetizer or on a buffet. Maks 8 1 cup servings. Ingredients 2 lbs butternut squash (1-2 squash) 1/4 c butter 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup carrot,...

Quick-Pickled Vegetable Salad

Use any array of colorful veggies.  This makes a great side dish for a party buffet, or a picnic salad.  You can prepare the vegetables up to step up to 2 days ahead. Serves: 6 Ingredients 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar, mirin, or any sweet white wine...

Harvest Vegetable Soup with Tomatoes

This is a nice way to use your root veggies in a soup with a little kick to it. I use turnips, potatoes, chickpeas, carrots and corn, simmered with tomatoes and optional hot red pepper flakes.  For an extra smoky-spiciness, try adding Smoked Chipotle powder...