By New Year’s, I think most people are burned out by all the cookies, cakes and rich holiday foods. That’s why this salad is perfect to help kick-start the diet.
Grandma’s Carrot Salad
1 bag shredded carrots (or julienne carrots until you get about 4 cups)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup raisins
1/3 cup pine nuts
In a large bowl, toss the carrots with the olive oil to coat. Add raisins and pine nuts. Toss to mix. Serve.
–Dina Di Maio, author of Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy’s Food and Its People, available at Amazon.com
This month’s Love With Food box is all about spice–spicy tortilla chips, cinnamon-spiced popcorn, 5-spice caramels, spice mix, soy sauce, hempseeds, as well as chocolate cookies and superfood.
I got my August Love with Food box. Full of interesting goodies, as usual–nut-free cookies, cheddar snack crackers, Montreal steak spice potato chips, salty taffy, organic lollipops, nuts, a frozen coconut pop and nutty puffed rice snacks.
I made this creamy pea salad from Love Bakes Good Cakes. I used mayo and no mozzarella. I love salads with chunks of cheddar cheese, and this one was yummy!
Wylie Dufresne announced that wd50 will close in November.
Merriam-Webster has added some food-related words to the dictionary. These include e-waste and freegan, pho and turducken as well as the French-Canadian poutine.