Carrot Cake Bars

Vegan Carrot Cake Bars | ourfourforks.com

There is a table in my office that is a dessert depository;  leftover birthday cake, unfinished batches of cookies, candy someone bought and decided not to finish. Usually, I’m pretty good about ignoring this spot until recently someone left carrot cake and I couldn’t keep myself from trying a piece. My obsession with carrot cake was born in my hometown of Southampton, New York. I grew up on Tate’s Bakeshop carrot cake, which I’ve requested for every birthday since I grew out of my Carvel ice cream cake phase many years ago. After all this time, I’m still convinced there is no better carrot cake in existence.

 

There is, however, healthier versions of carrot cake. And in celebration of Easter, I decided to pay homage to the carrot cake by making these carrot cake bars, topped with a vegan cashew cream cheese frosting. Gluten-free, vegan, and paleo, they are a decadent and filling dessert, snack or quick breakfast on the go.

 

Vegan Carrot Cake Bars | ourfourforks.com

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Carrot and Sunflower Seed Salad

Carrot and Sunflower Seed Salad

When I heard that one of my favorite cafes, Rose Bakery, just opened in a third location in New York City, I immediately started shredding carrots to make my version of their carrot and sunflower seed salad. Several years ago, I bought their cookbook on a whim: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery kept coming up as an Amazon recommendation and I liked look of it.

 

Carrot and Sunflower Seed Salad

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