Coconut roasted carrot salad: take 2

A warm roasted carrot salad with coconut and fresh mint.
Roasted carrot salad

How many times do you wish you could just get a re-do on life like it’s a Super Mario video game and you’ve stock piled 15 of those mushrooms for that time when you eff up and fall off into oblivion by chasing a rolling coin? Honestly, sometimes when I do something stupid I literally think to myself “let’s just Ctrl Z” that moment. How awesome would that be if it existed in reality and not just on a computer?

That pretty much sums up the entire first 6 months of pictures on this blog.

Woah, they’re embarrassing. The worst part is I actually thought they were ok at the time (which makes me wonder what I’ll think of these in 12 months…).

Roasted carrot salad

So I decided this roasted carrot salad recipe needed a re-do. Go look at it. Seriously. Would you want to eat that? I actually remember taking those pictures at the time outside on my deck and thinking “yeah, let’s put the serving dish next to that random rock, it’ll add to the “composition” of the photo. Ha. Hahaha.

It was/is a great recipe, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say no one was rushing to their kitchen to make it after I posted it. The fact that I had about 10 readers, 9 of which were family members at the time might’ve also contributed to that, but whatever.

Roasted carrot salad

So carrot salads are apparently like Mario (or Luigi. Personally, I was a Luigi fan, fat plumbers are overrated) and get second chances. If they get the ability to throw fireballs next, then I’ll be jealous.

*For the recipe, hop on over to Healthy Green Kitchen where I’m guest posting today while Winnie is off gallivanting in Peru!*

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  1. 1

    Don’t you just love mario??!? Ah memories!

    I’m off to check out the recipe now as it looks good!

  2. 2

    Looks so gorgeous and tempting.. love it :)

  3. 3

    I’d like to erase the first year of mine! Salad sounds amazing though! :)

  4. 4

    I am definitely embarrassed by a lot of my early photos but it is so fun to see how far we’ve come!

  5. 5

    i dont even want to look at my previous pictures – i thought using flash was cool :P i have a long way to go with photography. your salad looks delicious

  6. 6

    Early photos are always the worst. I love that you kept it up for us to see the difference :)

  7. 7

    I just started retaking photos of old recipes and it doesn’t even look like the same recipe it is that BAD. These look great.

  8. 8

    I cam hardly bear to look at some of the photos from my early days of blogging! So awful. This salad looks absolutely delicious!

  9. 9

    My photos were bad when I first started blogging and they’re still bad to this day! LOL! Many times I find that taking photos distracts me from the pleasure of cooking or eating. Since I cook and eat my food right away, I just snap a photo right before I shove it in my face and call it good. I love your photography though… even your early days photography skills is eons ahead of mine. Did you learn how to take better photos through practice or did you read books or go to classes or something?

  10. 10

    Hahaha! I too look back on some of my first posts/pictures and cringe. You’re doing an awesome job!
    When I first started, I actually wrote to you about how amazing your pictures are, so don’t ever doubt how good they look!
    Thanks for always making me GENUINELY laugh out loud. :)

  11. 11

    G’day! Great photo, looks very healthy!
    Who would go for some of this now? ME!
    Cheers! Joanne

  12. 12

    Wow, I love carrots and I love coconut but never would have come up with putting them together. I love it! I might be making this soon. :)

    Also, I just started my own food blog (after stalking foodgawker and blogs for a few years) so I am excited for the time when I can look back on these pictures and laugh!


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