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Homemade Pomegranate Lime Ice

Did ya’ miss me? I haven’t written in awhile, partly because I started a new job, and partly because it’s been too hot to think. Right now I have the a/c blowing on me so I was feeling inspired.

A few weeks ago I made red sangria using a Bobby Flay recipe. Sangria is, in my humble opinion, the perfect summer drink but I had never made an authentic batch before. It was one of the best sangrias I’ve ever had, but it left me with some leftover pomegranate juice. Due to the aforementioned heat, I was craving something cold. So I decided to make some pomegranate ice!

Pomegranate Lime Ice

3 cups water

1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice

Juice from two medium limes

1/2 cup sugar, more or less depending on taste (I used a little more)

  1. Boil water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and pour in pomegranate juice and lime juice.
  3. Give it a good stir and pour it into a baking dish. Use a large dish since you want a fairly thin layer.
  4. Put it in the freezer. In 1 1/2 hours, break it up using a fork. Make sure you break it up and mix it well.
  5. Put it back in the freezer. In 1 1/2 hours, do the same thing.
  6. Enjoy.

Some ideas:

  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds or lime rind.
  • Experiment with your favorite juices.
  • Pour a shot of tequila over that bad boy. This is my favorite idea.
Pomegranate Ice Served in a Margarita Glass

Cheers!

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Five Things: Friday Food Lust

Oh, hey boys and girls. It’s time for a new segment I like to call Friday Food Lust. Expect photos of delicious things I ate this week and explanations of how you can eat these delicious things too. I’m going to invest in a nice camera soon, but for now you’ll have to deal with my iPhone photos. Without further ado, here are five photos of delicious things!

 

1. Multigrain Toast with Peanut Butter and Raisins (and Apple Slices)

Sometimes I eat like a toddler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As if you needed further proof of my immaturity, look no further than putting raisins and peanut butter on multigrain toast and pairing it with apple slices. I also love Ants on a Log (celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins, duh).

 

2. Dessert Crepe

Crepe and berries and syrup, oh my!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contrary to what it may look like, I did not take a photo of this crepe in a German sex dungeon. I ate this crepe at Tapeo in celebration of National Dessert Day last Friday! It was good. I’m pretty sure the syrup was just Hershey’s, but I happen to love Hershey’s syrup, so I was happy.

 

3. Drizzled Black & White Kettlecorn from Popcorn, Indiana

POPCORN WITH CHOCOLATE. AH MAH GAH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stuff changed my life. It’s indescribably delicious. It tastes like happiness and sunshine. Go buy it.

 

4 and 5. Amy’s Roasted Vegetable Pizza and Roasted Asparagus and Baby Bella Mushrooms

Simple, healthy, delicious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was one satisfying meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was pretty pleased with this one. I highly recommend the pizza – no hard-to-pronounce ingredients and even though it’s dairy-free, it should satisfy your pizza tooth.

The roasted veggies were super simple.

Roasted Asparagus and Baby Bella Mushrooms

One bunch fresh asparagus

One package baby bella mushrooms

Rosemary olive oil (amount depends on your preference, I probably used about 1 1/2 TBSP)

Two large garlic cloves, peeled and minced

Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste

 

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Trim asparagus stems. Place asparagus and mushrooms into large glass baking dish. You should have one layer of veggies, try to avoid too much overlap.

Add oil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper. Coat evenly.

Roast for about 10 minutes. Voila!

I paired all this with a Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale, because it’s fall and pumpkin beer is a seasonal requirement.

 

Thanks for tuning in to this week’s edition of Friday Food Lust. Happy weekend!

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IT’S NATIONAL DESSERT DAY, PEOPLE

“Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.”  The Godfather


URGENT NEWS: Today is National Dessert Day.  How this escaped my attention until 4pm on Friday is unknown, but I know now and this is a cause for celebration. I can’t believe we didn’t all have work off, how can they expect us to concentrate with visions of brownie sundaes dancing in our heads?

How will I celebrate, you ask? Well obviously I’ll celebrate it by seeking out some sort of delicious dessert. If there was ever a day to indulge a bit, it would be today. I’m thinking a trip to Max Brenner or Emack & Bolio’s may be in order this evening.

I don’t know about you, but I will extend my celebration of this proud American holiday throughout the weekend. I have a scheme in mind for some homemade apple crisp and vegan pumpkin cookies. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

My apple crisp will not be as pretty as this one from Simply Recipes. But it will taste phenomenal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Happy National Dessert Day! How are you celebrating? Any favorite desserts?

Be a patriot, eat dessert. Otherwise the terrorists win.

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