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This recipe was inspired by a 20+ pound bag of carrots that carried into the house, plopped on the table, fell into the chair and sat staring at it in pure exhaustion. With my hair matted to my face, dirt under my nails…. I was plum tuckered out. You see, I had spent the day at my parents house, helping them harvest all of the root veggies out of their Alaskan-midnight-sun garden.
I know that you are feeling sorry for me… slave labor and all. (hehe teasing) but don’t let my moaning and groaning fool you. I LOVE, adore and dig (literally) pulling up root veggies from the black tilled soil. While we work, play, and sleep, these hidden jewels are forming beneath our feet. Growing, expanding, creating a life source of nutrients. Now that is what I am talking about.
Anyway, a few hours later, I lifted my tired bones from the chair. Ok, maybe not really hours… just felt like it… but I got up, took a shower, tended to my soil packed finger nails and spritzed myself with rose water. Feeling refreshing it was time to brain storm just what I was going to do with all those carrots that were patiently hanging out in the kitchen for me.
I had just completed a juice fast so the first obvious thing that came to mind was to juice some. And that I did and before I knew it, I had a huge bowl of carrot pulp. I don’t like to waste anything so I decided that I needed to made a raw bread from it. Surely it would make a wonderful base for one. I was right.
When I began eating healthier, bread was definitely on the hit list of foods that I needed to figure out how to revamp into something full of life and nutrients. I couldn’t wait to test my “skills” and see what I could come up with. Much to my amazement, it turned into a huge hit… not only with myself but also my husband and those I shared it with. That was in 2010, it is now 2016 and my husband just inhaled two sandwiches made from this recipe. It is a still a staple in our kitchen.
This bread seemed to magically compliment every veggie that I threw at it. It’s moist, semi-spongy, full of flavor, and held together perfectly as we took bite after bite…. leaving hind only a crumb… but then I snatched that right up. hehe
Yields 12 1/2 x 13″ tray