Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall and More Pomegranate!

Fall is in the air!!!! And again! More Pomegranate! You really can't get enough. This is just a quick post, but I love this dish so much. I use boneless pork chops and dried cherries when I make this recipe and cook it all up in the crock pot. It could not be easier, and tastes super fancy! Lisa, try this one! You will look like a culinary rock star!!!!!

Cruise around Karina's web site. I am in love with this woman. She just won a whole foods contest for her sweet potato black bean enchiladas. Sounds like a delicious meal for all hallows eve...
hmmm or maybe some black bean soup with sweet potato fries. my mind is spinning and my stomach is gurgling :)

Coming soon, chicken lasagna!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Pomegranate Kick!

What does a gluten free girl eat for breakfast? Wait a minute. Seriously? What should I eat?

Fruit just does not tie you over, especially when you're up to your elbows in placenta all day long. Sorry, TMI.

You need something heartier. I used to be obsessed with cinnamon roll oatmeal. mmmmm. Since going gluten free, I've found the very best breakfast grain to be either buckwheat (yes I know! but really just an unfortunate name) or brown rice. Either works great as a warm cereal. They both have a naturally nutty flavor, and are relatively high in fiber.

Lately, I've been making a fruity warm breakfast, in about a month i'll probably switch over to a soy-milk creamy breakfast, you'll just have to wait at the edge of your seat for that post:)

Pomegranate Breakfast Concoction:
AN ORIGINAL! really, the standing ovation is unnecessary. You're too kind, too kind...

Into a sauce pan:
A big ladle full of pre-cooked brown rice
Pomegranate juice, or pomegranate juice cocktail to cover the rice
Heafty dash of cinnamon
Less zealous dash of ginger
Dried cherries and dried cranberries

Simmer till juice has condensed and rice/berries have softened
occasionally I add a handful of frozen blueberries at the end, and heat till they just burst

Remove from heat
Put in your favorite colorful bowl*.
Add a swirl of pure maple syrup
Top with shredded coconut.


****note. I stared at this post for 5 min trying to figure out what was wrong... turns out I typed bowel instead of bowl. Strange how that error took so long to jump out to me. yikes! what is happening!