Sunday, July 23, 2017

Cherries Jubilee

Bowl of Cherries Jubilee
Recipe by Robin

There are many fun facets to making Cherries Jubilee. It sounds and looks fancy, but doesn’t take more than 30 minutes. You get to start a fire and impress your friends with your flambĂ© skills. The recipe is historical, supposedly created by August Escoffier for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee (1887), in honor of the queen’s well known love of cherries. And it’s served over ice cream, always a plus. But my favorite thing about cherries jubilee is that, unlike other cherry desserts, the cherries don’t need to be pitted. Liberation from a thankless and staining task!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

High Protein Vegan Chocolate Fruit Shakes (Smoothies)

Chocolate and Fruit: A Summer Natural

Recipes inspired by Everyday DASH Diet

What’s better than summer fruit? Summer fruit with chocolate, of course! And better yet, how about a high-protein smoothie that tastes like a decadent milkshake? A delicious and protein-rich smoothie is an excellent pick-me-up for those who, like me, are only allowed short breaks at work. In 10 or 15 minutes, almost any small meal feels like force-feeding. But guzzling a smoothie in 15 satisfies hunger easily. For those who are working up to Green and Pink Smoothies for lunch, adding chocolate to the mix might make joining the smoothie culture more palatable.