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Moroccan Carrot Salad + A Vlog!


A Wednesday surprise for you (don’t forget to change the video quality to HD!):

I hope you guys liked it! I’ve just been feeling like a change of pace and love the idea of doing videos to add to the blog. I was doing monthly “favorites” videos for a while but never gave vlogs a real shot. Let me know what you think about adding videos into the mix!

And I also have a Hallowsgiving recipe for you guys!


I served this carrot salad (adapted from an Epicurious recipe) as one of the side dishes and it really helped balance everything out with it’s lightness and fresh flavor. It takes minutes to prepare and can be made ahead and enjoyed later. Carrots are sturdy enough not to get mushy from the dressing, so the dressed salad will still be crisp and orange the next day. It’s also nice to have something with a bit of ethnic flair in the midst of the traditional American foods most of us eat on Thanksgiving.

Moroccan Carrot Salad
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Serves: 6
  • 1 lb. grated carrots (I used my food processor)
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 4 T. lemon juice
  • ⅓ c. chopped cilantro
  • 1 t. cumin
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 t. smoked paprika
  • ½ t. cinnamon
  • ½ c. toasted sliced almonds
  1. Heat a small skillet over medium high heat. Add a couple teaspoons of the olive oil and all of the garlic to the pan.
  2. Cook the garlic just until it's toasted, then remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the rest of the olive oil, lemon juice, cilantro, cumin, salt, paprika, and cinnamon.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the dressing with the carrots.
  5. Add the garlic with its oil and the toasted almonds. Toss well to combine.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


This would make a great healthy addition to your Thanksgiving table!


See you tomorrow with some brown butter apples! YUM.


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  • Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves November 6, 2013, 10:42 pm

    I LOVE the vlog! It’s so fun to see bloggers in real time, because you get to see their personalities so much better! And the salad looks delicious.
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    • Lauren @ Dash of Soul November 7, 2013, 10:45 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it Alison! I agree, I feel like videos really let you get to know a person in a whole new way.

  • Lauren November 7, 2013, 10:36 am

    I can’t believe the trees are just starting to change there!! Ours are almost all fallen here in CO. My mom has to feed her two dogs so specifically too. I’ve done it a few times when she was out of town and couldn’t believe how high maintenance it seemed :) Oh and thanks for pronouncing Cynewulf!
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    • Lauren @ Dash of Soul November 7, 2013, 10:48 pm

      Yeah our trees change super late! Usually they start in November and don’t totally fall off until around Thanksgiving I think

  • Ali November 7, 2013, 4:19 pm

    Great Vlog, it was fun watching you and “Cyne” (?) hang out. :)

    • Lauren @ Dash of Soul November 7, 2013, 10:49 pm

      Yay, I’m so glad you liked it! I hope to share many more of our adventures together.

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy November 7, 2013, 7:50 pm

    Love the VLOG!
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    • Lauren @ Dash of Soul November 7, 2013, 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much!! I was really nervous to post it so that means a lot. :)

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