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!


BandB said...

Interesting post.....

Great recipe!!!

Lisa D said...

Up to your elbows in placenta - nice!!

I am intimidated by Pomegranates... I saw Giada on Food Network demonstrate how to get the 'berries' out, but I still fear that I wouldn't figure it out (I am nowhere near as savvy as you are in the kitchen!)

Sounds like a delicious breakfast though! I'll have to give it a try some weekend!

Hope all is well in Med School!