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Greeting from Chef Teton,

I am sending you a picture of the almighty carrot after it's experience through my favorite element on the grater. Those of you who have my DVD series know that I love grating the carrot on this fine part of the grater. The picture illustrates the exact part of the grater that turns the carrot into a sweet food that is delicious on sandwiches, salads, or just as a side dish.

The Juicy CarrotNow this may seem sort of silly to you - or just to simple, so let me tell you why I offer up this suggestion. It was told to me by a well-known source that "a carrot a day" is almost as important as the "apple a day". And, this is a simple way to add a carrot to every meal.If you are the kind of person that gets a carrot, washes it and begins the eating journey like you're eating an apple - then great! But, I find most people either want to cut it up into strips and/or cut it into chunks on a salad. Although this type of chewing is fabulous for strengthening the teeth and jaw, not as much carrot will be consumed.

When grated like the picture, the juices are released and the carrot is transformed into a sweet and juicy food ready for all kinds of culinary adventures. Piled high on a sandwich, it will provide moisture and a sweet flavor. In a salad, it sort of clumps up with the dressing when tossed and adds this wonderful juicy dimension. Serve it on a plate as a side dish with a little Bragg Liquid Aminos, or Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil and you will rejoice in the simplicity and taste. I have found that many children will eat up a whole pile of it because it is easy to chew, and so juicy and sweet. I often make a bed of grated carrot on a plate to serve as my foundation for a raw salad. I add other vegetables, and then a rich dressing for an extremely high antioxidant meal.

The technique is simple too - all you need is a good grater. They are easy to clean too - just a good swish of warm water and then let them drain to dry.

Now, for some inspiration as to why you may want to put the mighty carrot in your life on a daily basis.

Carrots are best known for helping with our eyes. Beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin all concentrate in the retina of the eye, and carrots are full of them, not to mention several other nutritional marvels that have huge names. The carotenes alone possess life extension properties that protect us from the toxic effects of free radicals. And, in today's world we are assaulted with elements that cause free radical damage almost everywhere we turn. A carrot, one of the richest sources of Beta-carotene, is known to be a great defense against cancer. And, there is more.

Carrots are known to help dissolve accumulations such as stones and tumors; improve liver function and stimulate the elimination of wastes; strengthens the spleen and pancreas; contains an essential oil that destroys pinworms and roundworms; are alkaline-forming; useful for skin lesions and lungs; digestive track and urinary tract infections; they strengthen the connective tissues and aid calcium metabolism; their silicaceous fiber and ability to liquefy the bile make them useful in treating constipation; and, eating grated carrots are best for parasites and dysentery.

And, the best part is - they are delicious! Now, you have a new tool to put more carrots into your daily regime. If you work out of the office, get a grater for the office kitchen. Then you can add a grated carrot to a salad or sandwich you purchased at the deli.

Wow, I think I am going get the grater out and enjoy a salad. Here is one of my favorite recipes:

Start the plate with:

Grated pile of 1 carrot

1 stalk of celery - chopped small including the greens on top

1 tomato - cut in bite size chunks

Other chopped veggies of choice

Sea Kelp

Top with your favorite dressing (mine is the Golden Elixir of course) - or just some EV Olive Oil, lemon or apple cider vinegar.

Remember; it is all about Simple!


Chef Teton