Veggie Fried Rice & Chocolate Dipped Dates

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I whipped-up another fantastic recipe from Real Simple tonight: Vegetable Fried Rice.

Veggie Fried Rice & Chocolate Dipped Dates

This time, however, I stumbled upon the recipe in the Real Simple Best Recipes cookbook instead of in the current magazine issue or on the website.

I’m totally obsessed with this cookbook! Love, love, love it!

Veggie Fried Rice & Chocolate Dipped Dates

As expected, the Vegetable Fried Rice recipe was easy to make and turned out great.Β It had a wonderful fried rice flavor without all of the greasiness of take-out or typical restaurant fried rice. And I loved that the recipe called for so many veggies!

Veggie Fried Rice & Chocolate Dipped Dates

For dessert, I made a batch of Chocolate Dipped Dates. πŸ˜€

Veggie Fried Rice & Chocolate Dipped Dates

Remember when I made Chocolate Dipped Apricots? I made the dates the exact same way: melted a hunk of dark chocolate in the microwave, dipped dates, and cooled in fridge for about an hour.

Veggie Fried Rice & Chocolate Dipped Dates

And then I ate half of them! πŸ˜‰

Veggie Fried Rice & Chocolate Dipped Dates

Regional Best Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered the Regional Best giveaway! They have lots of good stuff, don’t they?

Here’s your random integer: 273

Congrats!!! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your full name.

Monday is a good night for TV, so I’m off to veg on the couch with Mal and Murph. I’m already in my PJ’s!

Good night!!! Veggie Fried Rice & Chocolate Dipped Dates

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