a feature in oprah magazine

oprah magazine | theclevercarrot

It was 9:30 PM.

And there was an unexpected knock at the door.

The kids were fast asleep, so I quietly tip-toed downstairs and peeked through the window.

It was my dad.

From time to time, my dad will stop over unannounced so I wasn’t all that surprised. But on this particular occasion, I knew something was different (no one stops by when the kids are sleeping- enter at your own risk!).

So, I opened the door.

He handed me a magazine.

A very familiar magazine…

“If you turn to page 96, you’ll see your recipe from The Clever Cookbook. Congratulations sweetheart, you’re in Oprah Magazine” he said….

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The Clever Cookbook Pre-Order!

The Clever Cookbook | theclevercarrot.com



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It’s here! It’s here!

I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of my debut book, The Clever Cookbook!

And it’s now available for PRE-ORDER!!!!

(Prepare yourself for an excessive use of exclamation marks- I think I’m going to burst!!)

What’s The Book About?

Inside, you’ll learn how to create simple and delicious meals for the busy home cook. You’ll find realistic get-ahead strategies, time-saving tips, and clever shortcuts to make cooking more approachable with less stress. My philosophy is simple and straight forward.

It’s an extension of how I cook at home, tested with you in mind….

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on the fly: sweet potato & lentil skillet

Funny thing is, I wasn’t going to share this recipe.

It was a random ‘ clean out the fridge’ project without specific measurements or intention. It was just lunch. That is, until Betty made an interesting comment on the blog last week which got me thinking. Do you know Betty? You can swoon over her photography and creations here.

She touched upon the subject of writing recipes, and how challenging the overall process can be. In general, to stop and write something down in the midst of stirring and peeling and mixing and grating can interfere with the natural flow of spontaneity.

And I totally get it….

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