Carrot and Coriander Hummus

Carrots have figured rather heavily in my diet as of late. You see, we reside atop a small supermarket and whilst we refuse to shop there for most items, they frequently reduce items that are going out of date – very frugal. Of course, the food they reduce is never actually past its best, let alone going off, so we consider it best to minimise waste wherever possible. It just so happens that we’ve recently encountered a spate of reduced carrots, an occurrence which has both enabled me to further my experimentation, resulting in this rather special Carrot and Coriander Hummus.

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Just a quick note to say that my first ever guest post has now been posted at Fork and Beans. It’s a really delicious recipe and deserves some love, despite the fact it’s not appearing here. Be warned – it contains very little, being at once gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free and vegan! I hope you enjoy both this recipe and the rest of Cara’s fantastic, and slightly insane, blog.

Carrot and Coriander Soup

In the past week, and particularly the past 3 or 4 days, I’ve begun what is commonly known as a “health-kick”. Basically this means walk everywhere, eat healthily and go for a 2.5 mile jog every other day. One thing I have completely stopped eating is bread – I haven’t touched the stuff. In some way I miss it, in others I don’t. Basically the problem with bread is that although good bread is cheap and tastes absolutely delicious, it can make one feel really bloated. When added to the fact that bread, and white bread in particular, is essentially a bad carbohydrate that, if eaten in excess, can really pile the pounds on. In addition I’ve completely stopped drinking cider, a drink which is even more bloating than beer, and a lot sweeter. So, recently I’ve started feeling much healthier and already a little slimmer.

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