Out the Box – Waste Not Want Not Carrot Cake
|January 12, 2010||Posted by Luschka under Autumn, Favourite Recipes I Have To Share, Food, Seasonal Cooking, Winter|
Turning over that new (years) leaf to no more food wastage comes with a big risk, when you’re me. See, I can’t stand spoiled fruit or veggies. If it has a bad patch , it goes in the bin. If it’s bruised, I can’t eat it. It turns my stomach.
So opening an organic food delivery box to flatten for return this morning, I was horrified to find a bunch of carrots inside, happily growing, well, old. The old me would have binned it with my eyes shut and holding my breath. Not that they even smell, but just in case.
And it was a challenge to myself this morning, not to bin them. I mean, who would know? If I happened to have carrots in my hand and my hand happened to open spontaneously over the bin? But I thought I’d give the carrots a chance. I’d peel one, and see if there was any use left in them. I was somewhat disappointed to find them in perfect condition, on the inside.
Using this recipe, with a few changes, I made this delicious carrot cake!
I didn’t have pineapple and only had about 60g of coconut left, so I added in 100g raisins that I found in the back of the cupboard. I also didn’t have smooth cottage cheese, but chunky, so my icing came out a little different, but still super tasty.
At the beginning of this month I settled my heart and mind on the fact that this would be a dull, bland food month as we stuck to our Â£60 a week food budget, and ate our way through the kitchen stores. I can honestly say I don’t think we’ve eaten as well in all our years of together.
I challenge you to try to eat your way through your kitchen, and let me know how it turns out for you!