Budgeting… Not fun and so not ideal when you’re a bit of a shopping fiend..
And when I say shopping, in no way do I mean clothes and all that sorta wardrobe zone,
I’m talkin’ fooooood shopping (duh, no surprises here… I would rather spend all my money on the food side of life and wear the same jeans every day… I know, totally weird)
I kid you not, I avidly avoid the evil glare of my bank statement, but when I do look at it, its all ‘FOOD, FOOD, CAFE, FOOD, OYSTER (oh and london transport money… ain’t cheap), MORE FOOD, COFFEE, FOOD, FOOD, PROPS, FOOD, CAFE.
you get it, I get it, it’s old news.
I do love to splurge every now and then with a nice cut of meat, or maybe some good quality cheese ( I know, getting so wilddddd over here).
But when push comes to shove, this gal gotta shove the wallet back in her pocket, and pull out the change for less extravagant food.
Enter: 90p bag of carrots.
Sad, but true. My life has come down to buying anything under a pound. (but will go all out, when avo’s are tempting me…)
There is always something so humble in the process of roasting veg. It’s easy, low maintenance, and when done long enough, achieves such a delicious caramelised outer, that I seriously could stand by the oven and consume a 2kg bag of roast carrots in one sitting. It’s just too easy.
With my current and absolutely live consuming obsession with cumin right now, (wherever I go… cumin goes), I put it on almost everything (once again, getting soooo willdddd hereee), including, my beloved 90p carrots. (as much as I dream of beautiful carrots fresh from the ground… budget makes me settle… but who knows, maybe next week i’ll go and get CARROTS IN A BUNCH WITH STALKS STILL IN TACT. this gets me too excited. I’m weird.)
So, no better time to share my favourite snack go-to, then in the height of my carrot and cumin obsession. (I’m seriously concerned I may turn orange.. )
Paired with a fresh and zesty guacamole with goats cheese and pomegranates and herby goodness (see, I went all out), this snack is a little bit of a gem.
This could probably serve 2-3 for a snack, but I may or may not of demolished all by myself… so many perks.
Oh and! You could so easily make this into a full meal by adding cous cous, rocket and then tossing the avo, pomegranate, cheese, and herbs through.
Ahhh see! You really can’t go wrong. Not with 90p carrots.
CUMIN CARROT CHIPS WITH GOAT’S CHEESE & POMEGRANATE GUACAMOLE
serves 2-3 as a snack
6 large carrots, halved and quartered
1 tbsp cumin
2 generous pinches of salt
2 tbsp olive oil
pepper to season
2 ripe avocados
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp lemon juice
heaped tbsp mint, finely sliced
heaped tbsp parsley, finely sliced
1 tbsp goats cheese
salt and pepper to season
heaped tbsp pomegranate seeds
1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and put the carrots onto it. Sprinkle over the cumin, drizzle the olive oil and add the seasoning. Toss to coat evenly all the carrots, and roast in the oven for 25 mins or until cooked and caramelised.
2. To make the guacamole, in a bowl, scope out the avocado, add the garlic, lemon, herbs, cheese and stir to combine, then season to taste and top with the pomegranate seeds.
3. Serve the roast carrots with the guacamole and enjoy! Tooooo easy.