I am excited.
I have had this little idea brewing in my head for a while now, and was waiting until the new year to begin....but I just couldn't wait.
There are so many yummy fruits and veggies out there just waiting to be devoured.....but sometimes, we don't know the best way to go about it.
Or eat it.
Or even peel it.
There is some really odd looking and intimidating produce out there, changing from season to season, and I love finding ways to use it.
Pomegranate is no stranger in our house--we eat it's little rubies daily, so I figured that it would be a good place to start.
Pomegranates are plentiful right now, and their tiny seeds liven up any dish.
They are a very nutrient dense fruit, and are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
They help boost your immune system, have been proven to reduce risks of certain cancerous cells, and help lower cholesterol.
AND, they are adorable and taste tangy and delicious.
How to Eat a Pomegranate
*you may want to wear an apron....no matter how careful you may be.....these things are messy.
or maybe it's just me that's messy.
1. Admire your beautiful fruit.
2. Slice in half. (admiring optional)
3. Quarter and place in a bowl of water, seed side down.
4. Working UNDER the water, pop the seeds out into the bowl. This keeps them from shooting all over your kitchen and keeps the juice spraying to a minimum.
Continue to work until all the seeds are out (they will sink to the bottom)
Remove the peel and pulp (the white part) from the bowl.
5. Strain. Pick out any remaining pulp.
6. Refrigerate for up to a week....you will eat them before this.
Aren't they pretty?
I've heard that some people just suck the juice off and then spit the seed out....WHY?
That tiny seed contains fiber, and I love the little crunch it offers....so eat away.
We like them in salads (sprinkle on top of a spinach salad with pecans, avocado, and a balsamic vinaigrette)
Or PLAIN! They are perfect by the handful.
I have a basket of them as a centerpiece right now, and I'm sure they will somehow make their way onto my Christmas feast table.
How do YOU eat pomegranate?
*also. I would like to feature a few seasonal fruits/veggies a month.
If you have any ideas you'd like me to test out--let me know!