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Carrot Bacon Recipe Is The DIY Produce Hack You Need

Craving bacon but all you have is a crisper full of produce currently? Don’t even sweat it.

Thanks to @IAmTabithaBrown, you can now create a new form of bacon using simply the carrots in your fridge and a few select spices and sauces from your pantry. That’s right, Carrot Bacon.

 

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All you need is a vegetable peeler, some liquid smoke, maple syrup, garlic powder, smoked paprika, pepper, and onion powder.

To start, peel your carrots super thin and set them aside. Then, mix together your spices, liquid smoke, and syrup in a bowl. Brush your carrots with the mixture and let it soak for a few minutes to give them the flavor and aroma that mimics maple-smoked bacon.

Toss them in the air fryer at 380 for five minutes, and that’s it! Throw them into whatever vessel you’d like to get that texture and flavor of bacon… but with carrots. Tabitha Brown also mentions that ovens will work if you don’t have an air fryer.

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This ‘Cake In A Can’ Might Be The Prettiest, Most Convenient Dessert You’ll See

Patrons of BOA Steakhouse on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA, can now order a very convenient dessert they won’t have to wait around for someone to box up. The restaurant’s head pastry chef Joseph Kim created a dish he proudly calls ‘Cake In A Can’, which is exactly what it sounds like.
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Cake In A Can features a carrot cake baked and assembled in a pristine tin can. Each component is stacked carefully and constructed as it’s made to order.
Chef Kim says he wanted to create a whimsical dessert for his menu.
BOA’s ‘Cake In A Can’ is covered with a cream cheese icing and decorated with chopped walnuts and micro greens to create a clever illustration of unpicked carrots in the ground.
Fellow Foodbeast Reach, who took the cake in a can home, had this to say about the novelty:
 I thought it was super convenient and really added to the novelty factor.
The dessert is a permanent staple of BOA, though the type of cake offered will be swapped out seasonally.
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Packaged Food

Hershey’s Has A CARROT CAKE For Easter

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With Lent having just begun and Easter quickly approaching, Hershey’s already has their holiday editions ready to go. Nothing reminds us of Easter like the Easter Bunny, so naturally the chocolate company released these Carrot Cake Hershey’s Kisses.

Made with a white-chocolate base, the Kisses are giving a bright orange flavor with some carrot flavoring. Hopefully kids who can’t have sugar won’t think these are actual carrots.

According to the Impulsive Buy, the chocolates are currently available at Walmart. Wouldn’t mind giving these a try at all.

Photo: Impulsive Buy

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Hit-Or-Miss

If Bugs Bunny Really Stuck His Carrot In A Gun Barrel — WATCH

Before Spongebob and Kim Possible, or whatever cartoons kids are watching these days, there were the nonsensical shenanigans of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes.

Perhaps one of the most famous running gags featured in the cartoon came between the witty Bugs Bunny and the gun-toting Elmer Fudd.

Elmer Fudd would always disrupt Bugs’ sleeping, or cooking sessions by trying to bust a cap right into his head.

While it never really seemed like Fudd’s rifle caused serious damage aside from twisting your face, or leaving your head really dusty, it seemed like a really bothersome activity for bugs.

Regardless, Bugs didn’t want to suffer that fate and would often shove his trademarked carrot right down Fudd’s gun barrel. The befuddled Fudd would pull the trigger anyway, then the gun would backfire and explode right in his face.

Fast forward to your adulthood.

There’s no way Bugs’ method of survival would work in the real world, right?

There’s only one way to know for sure and Demolition Ranch put the carrot method to the test with a real shotgun:

For better, or worse, we now know for sure that Bugs would probably be a dead duck.. er.. rabbit, if he tried this in real life.

Thankfully he was a cartoon character and was never really put in harms way unless he was drawn to do so.

Shout out to Daffy Duck for being a real “G” and taking all those bullets for his homie Bugs.

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What This Chef Does with a Carrot Is Mind-Blowing, No Really

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Cutting carrots can be the easiest thing in the world, or the most difficult, depending on one’s experience with knives. Some chefs spend years learning proper cutting techniques in order to properly dice up the vegetable. Others need to log a few hours on the Internet and a few more in the kitchen.

Chef House recently uploaded a video on YouTube titled Cooking Class Heroes. While the technique he utilizes seems a tad confusing at first, it blossoms into one of the most beautifully intricate cuts we’ve seen.

If you have a few minutes, sit back and enjoy this frustratingly fantastic video of a carrot being cut open. It’s pretty impressive.

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This Guy Makes Carrot Clarinets and Plays Baby-Making Music

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As Ron Burgundy taught the world, playing woodwind instruments still has a way of getting people going.

Linsey Pollak went next-level and not only masterfully played a clarinet during his TED Talk, but he hand-made one out of a carrot.

While a lot of the steps to make this carrot-based instrument look a hell of a lot like the steps t0 make a carrot bong, the clarinet requires a couple specific attachments in order to work. Pollak drilled holes all over the carrot and attached a saxophone mouthpiece and a funnel cone to the ends.

He then began playing some sweet, jazzy tunes to the delight of the crowd.

While it is only a temporary clarinet, considering the carrot will eventually like, wither up and die, it’s a pretty fun looking project. Check it out:

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This Bizarrely Hilarious Twitter Account Is About Carrots, Possibly Run By A Carrot

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This one’s a serious case of In-Case-You-Missed-It, in which case we did, and we’re bad, and we feel bad.

Since January 2013, a Twitter user by the name @RealCarrotFacts has been posting just that — carrot “facts.” You know, if veracity were determined by some sad, high, self-aware root vegetable with grammar issues, who was also recently dumped by a girl named “Megan.” Between tweets about how hard it is to find love, Carrot Facts muses about how carrots help cure headaches (if you take Advil afterwards), and how sometime the moon looks like a carrot (if you hold a carrot in front and pretty much just look at the carrot).

There’s even the occasional pop-culture reference, like this weekend’s leaked NSFW “celebrity” carrot nude. Basically if you haven’t seen it already yet, it’s an inexplicably amusing way to count down to the weekend. Huzzah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fast Food

Krispy Kreme Adds New Carrot Cake and Banana Pudding Donuts for Summer

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Because it’s summertime, Krispy Kreme Donuts added two limited-time donuts to their menu. The additions to the Southern Summer Classics line include the Carrot Cake doughnut and the Banana Pudding Doughnut. Gotta say, both have me embarrassingly drooling.

The Carrot Cake doughnut is made with real carrots and spices, topped with cream cheese icing and another, classier layer of orange icing. The Banana Pudding doughnut comes filled with banana “Kreme” filling and topped with icing and chunks of vanilla wafers.

No official word yet on how long the limited-release items will remain on the menu. Though if the name Southern Summer Classics suggests anything, they’ll likely be pulled sometime before September.

Better stock up then.

H/T Krispy Kreme