Eat Korean Carrots for 20/20 Vision

As we are getting closer to Passover, with it’s heavy diet of Matzoh and potatoes, I am planning a variety of vegetable salads and appetizers, to offset the joint assault of carbs and animal proteins. Here is one of our favorites – enjoy, Beautiful People!
You can also find this recipe, as well as almost 400 pages of other delicious recipes and fascinating stories in my book, available both in hard copy and electronically at Amazon.com/author/koolkosherkitchen.

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I can give you perfect proof that eating carrots will ensure perfect visual acuity – 20/20: have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses? Watch this:

Ah, Bugs as Humphrey Bogart, swilling carrot juice, “Here’s to you, baby!”

Carrots are so important to our health and so prevalent in every cuisine in the world that there is even a World Carrot Museum http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/ where you can learn all kinds of carrot facts, carrot legends, and carrot trivia. There is one carrot dish, however, that is named after a specific national cuisine – Korean Carrots. Interestingly enough, it is not really a Korean dish, that is , it doesn’t come to us from Korea. It is a staple in every Russian restaurant, especially those specializing in Central Asian cuisine, and is sold in many stores both in post-Soviet Russia and abroad. It was created by Koryo-saram, ethnic Koreans living in Russia, forcibly…

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  1. spearfruit says:

    This brings back fond memories of my days living in Seoul, Korea. Although not exactly the same as the receipe in your blog, the overall concept of making your dish and Kimchi was essentially the same. My Korean landlord had large ceramic vats of Korean Kimchi fermenting on my balcony and I had endless access to all the Kimchi that I wanted which I happily consumed daily. Using carrotsv is a nice touch!

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    1. I didn’t know you lived in Korea, Gary. You have really experienced the world and its cultures! I actually use carrots in my kimchi. Haven’t made it for a long time – I should probably make it and post the recipe.

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  2. Thanks for the awesome share and I too agree with your post, carrots are very good for health and for our vision too. Beautiful presentation, Dolly.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Kamal!

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      1. Have a great day, darling!

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  3. Yes, I find animal proteins heavy at times too and that lots of veggies help to balance that out!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, dear Adrianne; I am glad you agree!

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    1. Thank you, dear Gail! This dish certainly fits it.

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  4. spearfruit says:

    Yes Dolly, lived 2 years in Korea in the mude 80’s, followed by 5 years in Germany, then 2 years in the Republic of Panama.

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    1. Wow! So wait, do you speak German?

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      1. spearfruit says:

        Not so much any more. It’s been a while since I lived there.

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      2. I also haven’t spoken it for many years, but with me it was always a literary language, rather than a spoken one. And I learned it with a heavy Austrian accent, from my great-grandmother.

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  5. I love carrots! Did you know that the British hyped up carrot’s benefits to eyes in order to cover up the invention of the RADAR? Really cool!

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    1. I did not, and I thank you for telling me! I will definitely research and write about it. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

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  6. Blackhorn33 says:

    My Friend, WOW something smells good, wish I could get a take-out….
    You have been nominated for The LIEBSTER Award, you can find it here:
    https://notinmyworld.org/2018/03/21/child-abuse-527/
    Sincerely,
    Robert

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    1. Dear Robert, I am truly honored and overwhelmed – thank you so much for nominating me!

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      1. Blackhorn33 says:

        D…. You deserved it, and was so hoping you would accept.
        OH, I remember something I was going to talk to you about when you mentioned it, didn’t you teach college????
        If you have time, or find the time, my personal email is blackhorn33@yahoo.com Please????
        Sincerely,
        Robert

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      2. I do teach college part time, now that I am retired. I will e-mail you.

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      3. Blackhorn33 says:

        Thank You!!!! D….
        Robert

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      4. My pleasure, Robert!

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      5. Blackhorn33 says:

        Yes Ma’am, and I do appreciate you…. OH WOW, what is that smell???? I haven’t had lunch, and my 86 year old Step-Father had lunch by himself.
        My Little brotheer passed away, and it took a whole lot out of me, Frank was my Best Friend for 63 Years.
        So I finally got the old motivation at least fired up.
        Have a great day and I will be watching my mail.
        Robert

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      6. I don’t know about you, Robert, but I just had a spinach salad with blueberries and raspberries, and some coconut shreds on top for fun. Making a non-dairy milkshake to chase it with.
        Bon appetite, and thank you for sharing with me about your brother!

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  7. Great share as always. Love the humor! Thanks for the tip on Korean carrots!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, darling!

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