cook once eat twice: roasted carrots

cook once eat twice: roasted carrots | theclevercarrot.com

Nine out of ten people tell me they can’t cook.

They’re either too busy, unmotivated, or think they need training from the culinary gods.

I totally get it.

As much as I love to cook and talk about food, there are days when the simple task of straining pasta is enough to push me over the edge (don’t judge, ok?).

But here’s the thing: the secret to being a great cook has nothing to do with time, motivation, or professional training.

It has everything to do with shortcuts.

Because anyone can master a shortcut.

Here you will learn one of my FAVORITE cooking hacks.

And when done correctly, you’ll save time, money (and sanity) during a busy week. It’s so effortless, you won’t even break a sweat!

And the best part?

You’ll get TWO delicious recipes for under $5!…

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on the go: mediterranean kale salads in jars

on the go: mediterranean kale salads in jars | theclevercarrot.com

We have a gazillion empty jars with missing lids and sticky paper labels still half-attached.

Because of their odd sizes (and busted-looking appearance), they’re mostly used for vinaigrettes, leftovers and random bits and pieces.

I was never inspired to stuff them with pretty green leaves.

In fact, I was never a fan of salad in jars at all.

The trend reminds me of open shelving in a kitchen; it’s pretty to look at but does it function in real life?

For real people?

But these particular jars were just the right size.

With tight fitting lids.

And brand new.

And… if you looked at them at just the right angle they glistened in the overhead lighting at Target.

I bought 8 for $.50 each and decided to give it a go….

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3 simple strawberry recipes for mother’s day

3 simple strawberry recipes for mother's day | theclevercarrot.com3 simple strawberry recipes for mother's day | theclevercarrot.com3 simple strawberry recipes for mother's day | theclevercarrot.com

One of life’s greatest pleasures is picking a perfectly ripe strawberry straight off the vine.

Each year we eagerly await the season, pack up the car and head out to Long Island’s east end to pick (and eat) to our heart’s content.

Just thinking about biting into a juicy, sun-kissed strawberry makes me happy.

Put it on your bucket list.

To celebrate this family tradition (where does the time go?!) here are 3 simple strawberry recipes for you to enjoy….

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