OMG. I am SO very sorry for all of the dessert recipes lately. Said NO ONE ever! Who doesn’t love a fresh, fruity dessert on a hot, summer night? Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a crumble that’s heaped full of the gorgeous array of fruit that’s so ridiculously cheap right now. They’re really like the queen of all quick and easy summer desserts.
I kind of over did it on nectarines the other day – I think they were about $0.79 a pound. Can you blame me? So of course, they were the star of the show. And because variety is the spice of life, I tossed in some blackberries. And if that wasn’t enough, I somehow won a lovely package of gold kiwifruit from the wonderful folks at Zespri – so naturally they had to be invited to the crumble party too. Continue Reading..
I’m on a bit of a dessert kick lately. It’s because of all of the fresh and beautiful fruit that’s everywhere this time of the year. I can’t get enough when I’m at the store, but sooner or later plain old fresh fruit gets a little bit… yawn. So I’m on a mission to make as many fresh fruit desserts as possible before this fresh fruit season thing is over, and we’re left with… Apples. Nothing wrong with them, but talk about getting old fast. In the mean time, let’s enjoy the fruits of the season, shall we?! Continue Reading..
I had a thought the other day – whoever decided that Nutrition should be a career, must have made that decision in July. I think it went something like this… “Wow, these fresh fruits and vegetables are everywhere, and they’re so sweet, colorful and dee-licious! I think I need to teach people about why they’re so good for you, and how eating them every day can keep you healthy and happy!” You know that mind-conversation couldn’t possibly have happened in January or March, right? But July was MADE for healthy eating, and it is indeed a registered dietitian’s favorite month!
I have no idea why, when or where fruit salsa originated. It’s one of those foods I thought was just wrong when I was first introduced to it. Most likely because it was a gloppy mess of stewed peaches and tomatoes that came in a jar, and it was not really sure if it wanted to be sweet or savory, or eaten with chips, or what. However, (kind of like fish tacos), fruit salsa has definitely grown on me. Not the kind that comes in a jar, but the kind that I find myself making over and over again all summer to eat with grilled chicken or fish. I think I had a fresh mango salsa at some restaurant while on a winter vacation somewhere warm, and it just stuck. Continue Reading..
Since today is all about love, and February is American Heart Month, I thought it only appropriate to write about the most important way you can show your heart a little extra love. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans, but most of the risk factors for this disease are diet and lifestyle related, and largely preventable. The American Heart Association urges everyone to follow a Heart Healthy Diet in order to reduce your risk– but what does that mean? Continue Reading..