Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fruit Salsa

Fruit salsa is delicious. That's all you need to know. 

What you need:
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries and Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • 1/2 Green Apple
Chop into various sizes. I prefer the pieces to be as small as possible but with whole blueberries this time I didn't worry about it too much. Granted the smaller the pieces the more tedious your job becomes.

Mix together and enjoy with pita chips. Normally 1-2 apples are used to act as a base and all other fruit complements. For this batch I had a lot of other fruits and took advantage.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chocolate Cup Tarts

Want to WOW your family this holiday? These chocolate desserts are easier than they look.

What you need:
  • Semi-sweet chocolate
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Cool whip
  • Powdered sugar
  • Fruit
  • Balloons!
That's right, balloons. 

1. Blow up balloons. The smaller the balloon the smaller the shell. I like to keep them small. Rinse balloons to remove any powder.
 2. Melt chocolate, dip and roll balloons in chocolate. The closer the chocolate gets to the "neck" of the balloon the harder it will be to peel later. The deeper you dip the balloon the more egg-like the shell will turn out.
 3. Set balloons on a plastic wrapped tray. After all balloons have been covered, place in fridge.

1. Combine about 28 ounces of yogurt and 3/4 of the container of cool whip. Wish you had a larger bowl.
2. After mixing, add powdered sugar an vanilla to taste. I used about 1/2 a cup sugar.
*These amounts led to a LOT of filling, I'd recommend using half as much.

1. After the chocolate has solidified, cut the balloons, and carefully peel out the balloon.

2. Put filling in a zip-loc bag and cut of the end. Fill cups.

3. Decorate. I chose pomegranate seeds and blueberries. Granola, chocolate, candy and other fruit works well too. 

BONUS: If you comment on a post besides this one I will make these for you and your family for the holidays! Best comment wins.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sugar consumption and the destruction of humanity

This video has some good information about sugar consumption and its consequences. Plus it's beautiful to watch. Who doesn't enjoy slow motion clips of sugar and liquids being poured over a variety of things.

After repeated attempts I was unable to upload the video directly but it can be viewed by clicking this link. I found the video via Business Insider.

"Type 2 diabetes and obesity are linked to an excess consumption of sugar, particularly in a liquid form."