July 2, 2010

Orange and Coconut Treat

Posted in Food, Health, Recipes tagged , , , , , at 7:32 am by Liliana

Orange and Coconut Treat

Orange and Coconut Treat

It takes no time to prepare this healthy and delicious fruit treat.

It could make a fine after-school snack for your kids.

Other members of your family who appreciates delicious food will be grateful as well.

Or make it for yourself, as a mid-morning treat at work. Enjoy.

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 oranges, peeled and cut into segments
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 TBS sliced, toasted almonds

Directions:
Prepare fruit and toss with coconut and almonds.

Source: George Mateljan

June 5, 2010

Summer Fruit Salad

Posted in Food, Health, Recipes tagged , , , , , , at 6:39 am by Liliana

Summer Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Salad

Try this refreshing, delicious and nutritious summer salad. It could make a lovely treat or an exotic and elegant side dish.

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
• 1 medium sized pineapple, cut into 1-inch pieces
• 4 oranges, segments cut out from membrane
• 1 large papaya, cut into pieces
• 2 TBS sliced almonds

Directions:
1. Cut fruit and mix together.
2. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Source: George Mateljan

March 28, 2010

Honey-Almond Cake

Posted in Food, Home, Recipes tagged , , , at 7:27 am by Liliana

Honey-Almond Cake

Honey-Almond Cake

Perfect for afternoon tea or a light spring dessert, honey and almonds deliciously flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake.

INGREDIENTS
For Cake:
1 1/2 cups whole almonds, toasted
4 large eggs, at room temperature, separated
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

For Topping:
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

To toast almonds, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes.

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment paper and spray the paper.
Process almonds in a food processor or blender until finely ground (you will have about 13/4 cups ground). Beat 4 egg yolks, 1/2 cup honey, vanilla, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer (or use a paddle attachment on a stand mixer) on medium speed until well combined. Add the ground almonds and beat on low until combined.
Beat 4 egg whites in another large bowl with the electric mixer (use clean beaters on a hand-held mixer or the whisk attachment on a stand mixer) on medium speed until very foamy, white and doubled in volume, but not stiff enough to hold peaks, 1 to 2 minutes (depending on the type of mixer). Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the nut mixture until just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the cake until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 28 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan and gently remove the side ring. Let cool completely.
Transfer the cake to a serving platter. To serve, drizzle cake with honey and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Tea and coffee would be perfect accompaniment. Enjoy with family and friends.