I'm not TRYING to eat healthy food. I believe my diet is already pretty good, for the most part (except for the occasional potato chip evening). I probably get all the nutrients I'm supposed to have just from farmers market produce, meat, cheese and eggs.
But I'm on this carrot binge! I'm sneaking carrots into my food, like Jerry Seinfeld's wife.
I probably shouldn't even tell you that a couple of weeks ago I made tuna salad sandwiches. There was grated carrot in the tuna salad. Doesn't that sound great? It was.
OK, this is pretty much your standard mac 'n' chee, with a mornay sauce made from goat's milk cheddar (whoops, not so standard), gluten-free cracker crumbs and quinoa pasta. AND! Grated carrots. Stir 'em right in before you pop the casserole in the oven. I can't say they added a whole lot, flavor-wise, apart from a little sweetness. Whatever crunch they had was cooked out.
But it made me really happy.