So, the 15th of May 2008 is coming up. And the Facebook group induced global "Panic Buy Carrots" day is upon us. The idea is the brainchild of a student, Freya Valentine and started off as a joke, but has since grown into a world wide event with coverage on BBC and a feature article on Sky News website.

The plan is to get as many people as possible to go out on the 15th of May 2008 and buy as many carrots as possible, creating a possible world shortage of carrots. Critics have slammed the idea and questioned the usage of the carrots the next day.

I don't care about the critics, this could be funny, so in my support for the pledge, I would like post a few carrot recipes so that my readers too can join in without the fear of wasting the carrots the next day :)

Carrot Cake:

2 1/2 C + 2TB whole wheat pastry flour.
1 1/2 tsp baking soda.
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar.
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg.
1 1/2 C honey.
1/3 C frozen pineapple juice concentrate, defrosted.
2 tsp vanilla
2 egg whites, unbeaten.
1 1/2 C grated, peeled carrots.
2 4 oz. jars carrot baby food puree.
1 C raisins.
2 egg whites, lightly beaten.

Instructions for Carrot Cake:

Preheat oven to 325F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Set aside.
In medium bowl, mix honey, juice concentrate, vanilla, unbeaten egg white mixture and carrots.
Stir into flour mixture and mix until just blended.
Stir in raisins.
Gently fold in lightly beaten egg white mixture.
Spoon batter into two 9" round nonstick baking pans.
Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on wire racks for 20-30 mins and remove from pans.

Carrot Salad:

1 ½ lb of carrots, peeled and grated.
¼ cup of non-fat mayonnaise.
2 ½ tablespoons of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of maple syrup.
Pinch of salt.

Instructions for Carrot Salad:

In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, maple syrup and a pinch of salt.
Add the carrots, tossing to mix.
Allow to stand for about 45 minutes.

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6 Opinions

  1. angel // 12 May 2008 at 10:57

    aaalrighty then... i know its monday and all that- but i don't see the point.

  2. HoTsTePPa // 12 May 2008 at 22:03

    Exactly! It has no point :)

    We could end up creating a world frenzy for carrot purchases, alter the share prices of carrot product companies, we could solve world hunger with all the carrot soup that is expected to be given away on the 16th, the options are endless!

    Have a look at the Facebook group, it explains it very well.

  3. Rox // 12 May 2008 at 22:26

    Classic, I love it! Nothing like mass actions of viral consumer madness to kickstart a food revolution. Hehehe.

  4. HoTsTePPa // 12 May 2008 at 22:57


    Thats the spirit!

    I was thinking though, it would be funnier if we spark a panic buy of toilet paper rather :)

  5. Rox // 13 May 2008 at 22:21

    Hahaha, that would be classic... but we don't want to risk a shortage there! LOL

  6. Chris M // 14 May 2008 at 00:52

    Absolutely brilliant, I love the way you included the recipes!

    Back link coming right up! :)