Lunchbreak: Lula Cafe chefs make whipped feta with ginger candied carrots, fenugreek sprouts, herbs, and olive oil

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Sarah Rinkavage - Chef de Cuisine

Kelly Helgesen - Pastry Chef

Lula Cafe
2537 N. Kedzie Boulevard
Chicago
(773) 489-9554
www.lulacafe.com

Event:
Chicago Women's Brigade
January 25
6:00 p.m.

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Whipped Feta

Ingredients:
1 cup feta cheese
1 cup heavy cream
5 Tbs cream cheese

Directions:
In a food processor add all of the above. Blend until smooth

Ginger Scented Candied Carrots

Ingredients:
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 Tbs fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
10 baby carrots, scrubbed and cut in half length-wise

Directions:
Combine water, sugar and ginger in a small pot and bring to a boil. Be sure that all of the sugar is dissolved. Add carrots, reduce heat to a very low simmer. Top with a parchment cartouche to ensure that the carrots are completely submerged. Cook very low for 30-45 minutes. Cool completely in the syrup. Carrots should be tender and translucent.

Fenugreek Sprouts

Ingredients:
1 cup fenugreek seeds
2 cups water

Directions:
In a glass jar cover seeds with water overnight. The next day strain the water and let sit for a 8 hours. Rinse the seeds and strain the water, repeat this rinsing every 8 hours until sprouts form. When they do store in a new container in the fridge.

Shaved Carrots
Scrub baby carrots and shave thin on a mandolin

Herbs
Any fun kinds you would like. We recommend Cilantro, Mustard Greens, and Dill.

Olive Oil
We chose a new harvest olive oil, one that was just bottled this fall from the harvest. They are much grassier and stronger flavored.