Busy Bea Baking…Orange is the New Cake

My kitchen was ablaze with orange: apricots, carrots and vegan cheddar. With free time on my hands and a bunch of ingredients, I finally got around to trying recipes on my to-do list.

Eat your veggies!

Carotenoids are credited with giving fruits and vegetables their colourful hues of yellow, orange and red. These organic compounds have been found through studies to help reduce the risk of certain cancers and promote eye health. So forgo the cupcake craze and get on the carotenoid bandwagon. There are a variety of ways to prepare these foods and the health benefits will catch up with you sooner or later. Then, once you’ve eaten your veggies, I can say “orange you glad you did?!” (Cheesy I know! And thus concludes the food puns in this post.)

The role of carotenoids in human health on PubMed

Moroccan apricot chutney Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Moroccan apricot chutney
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Apricot jam Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Apricot jam
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Peach chutney Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Peach chutney
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014

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Vegan gingerbread lobster cookies Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Vegan gingerbread lobster cookies
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Brand new cookie cutter-now broken in. Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Brand new cookie cutter-now broken in.
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Golden kiwi fruit and coconut milk frozen treat with organic raspberries Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Golden kiwi fruit and coconut milk frozen treat with organic raspberries
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Sea-gan chowder Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Sea-gan chowder
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
A lobster mushroom represents real lobster Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
A lobster mushroom represents real lobster
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Vegan cheddar 'bacon' scones Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Vegan cheddar ‘bacon’ scones
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Vegan cheddar 'bacon' scones Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Vegan cheddar ‘bacon’ scones
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Gluten-free pancakes with banana and crushed hazelnuts Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Gluten-free pancakes with banana and crushed hazelnuts
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Banana everything cookie Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Banana everything cookie
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Carrot cake frozen dessert (vegan) Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Carrot cake frozen dessert (vegan)
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Kiwi lime curd Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
Kiwi lime curd
Photo by Kimberley (c)2014
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