Is it called Friday because your brains are fried by the time it rolls around? Something to ponder about…or not :). Unlike last week, I don’t have a list of my favorites for the week but I will share with you my current favorite snack: Pomengranate seeds with plain yogurt
I am slowly developing an addiction to pomegranates a.k.a. one of the trendy “miracle foods“. Superfood or not, the taste is what keeps me coming back for more. Even though the arils here aren’t as ruby red as they tend to be, fortunately they are just as sugary sweet.
For a while, I used to dread eating pomegranates because of how labor-intensive peeling out the seeds seemed. Things could get pretty messy too! Between the juice squirting onto my clothes and the seeds popping all over the counter, biting into apple suddenly seemed like much less of a hassle. Fortunately I came across a method to peel pomegranates in a fraction of the time…and just for the record, I was wearing a white t-shirt while peeling, and it stayed white even once I was done :):
How to Peel a Pomegranate (without making a mess)
What you’ll need:
- Cutting board
- Bowl full of cold water
1) Cut the crown off the pomegranate to reveal the inner seeds
2) Cut the pomegranate in half, and then again in half
3) Submerge all the segments face-down into the bowl of cold water, and leave it for 5-10 minutes
4) Break apart the sections underneath the water, separating the seeds from the skin.
5) As you remove the seeds, they will sink to the bottom of the bowl and any leftover of the skin will float
6) Once you’re done removing all the seeds, spoon out the floating white bits.
7) Strain out the water & remove any additional white pieces that may have mixed into the seeds.
8) Rinse & transfer to a container. Refrigerate for up to 5-7 days.
What’s your current favorite snack?