Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Moroccan Carrot Salad

When I was a precocious (and let's face it, opinionated) tween, I remember being on a flight with my beloved Auntie. (No idea where we were headed or why I was with her and not my parents, but I digress)

We were flipping through a fashion magazine (Elle if you must know) and she was indulgently allowing me to give her fashion tips. (Bless her heart. She is beyond amazing.)

Im not sure why this event has stayed with me for so long. But, I specifically remember telling her never to mix bold purple stripes with orange checks.

Yes, I was a wise 12 year old. Because you know, that is a common fashion faux pas.


Funny thing is that today, my world revolves around the color orange.

I LOVE it. I am wearing it right now as a matter of fact. (I’m tempted to take a picture of my shoes, because they are awesome, but I shall resist). And I like my dining options to be as rich in beta-carotene as possible. Oh yea!

And that of course means that I love me the carrots. Orange! Bold! Sweet and vibrant! Score.

So yesterday for lunch, I grated some carrots, chopped up some parsley, dressed it all and ate it with relish. I love it so much, I think I may have it again today.

It’s a North African inspired dish, replete with all kindsa vitaminy goodness and whatnot. (I am convinced that parsley is a superfood by the way.)

Tantalizing, tasty, sweet and hot, it’s...choice.

Try it, and enjoy!

And if you want to read MUCH more about said Auntie, check out her fantastic blog, Daily Bread Journal! It's super, and I am so glad she is blogging!

3 cups shredded carrots
1 cup parsley, rough chopped
Zest and 2 teaspoons of one small orange
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 small chile, minced
1 teaspoon ground coriander
Pepper and salt to taste
Small handful of golden raisins
5 dried apricots, sliced

In a large bowl, combine all. Let it sit for five minutes. Serve. Mmm. Alternatively, you can mix everything but the parsley, wait about 30 minutes, then toss that in and serve.


Parsley contains three times as much vitamin C as oranges, and twice as much iron as spinach

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I have a lot of orange clothes too. And my kitchen and office walls are even kind of a terra cotta color, which I say is a shade of orange! Fun finding out that Toni is your aunt!!

The salad sounds wonderful. Saving this to del.icio.us now.
It is a pretty orange salad indeed:) I made a warm Moroccan carrot salad few months ago, which was wonderful. Haven't tried a cold version yet, so thanks for the recipe!
Pille - I bet this would be really tasty warm!

And Kalyn, I love the idea of warm colored walls...so nice. And yes Auntie T. is the best. I'm glad you like her site!
Oh, yum. This would be great alongside a rich, meat-heavy meal.
Okay, you may send the photo of the orange shoes to AcmeInstantFood (at) gmail (dot) com. I'll be waiting.
Oh AiF you naughty boy...I just might...
nice salad. really:) thnx
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