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Melon Sorbet

17 Jul

How are you dealing with the heat?

It’s boiling out here, but compared to other countries (not too far away) we are doing ok and the temperature is not too bad (we might get used to it after some time).

I am not really in a writing mood. What with the heat, the new moon on my horoscope, the start of a new week, I feel like a zombie. I don’t want to do anything.

I made this melon sorbet this weekend and it turned out amazing, perfect to eat when you are feeling extra hot.

Mellon Sorbet

Recipe from The New York Times

Ingredients
1/4 cup (83 grams.) water
65 grams (about 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon) sugar
33 grams. ((about 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons) corn syrup (I used glucose)
680 grams (1 1/2 pounds) peeled diced melon (about 1 medium melon)
1 tBsp lime juice (optional)
Pinch of salt (optional)

In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Puree the melon with the sugar solution and remaining ingredients until smooth, in a blender or a food processor, and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Take out of the fridge, blend again in the blender (or with an immersion blender), pour the mixture into a prepared ice cream maker, following  the manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer to a container and place in the freezer. Allow to soften in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

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“Healthy” banana, coconut and chocolate oatmeal cookies

11 Jun

The word healthy is in brackets because one could argue that these are healthy. But compared to what I have made and what I am going to make in the future, these are healthy (of course if you scroll a bit further down you will notice that I have managed to “amend” the healthy side bit).

I wanted to make something sweet, but healthy, that will give a boost  of energy to my gym friends, before or after working out. Something that one can eat without feeling (too) guilty and won’t have to to spend 3 days on the treadmill to burn it off. I wouldn’t want them to think that I am sabotaging their “summer 2012 bikini/swimsuit” mission.

I am also trying to take into consideration this blog’s main judge, who, is not really fond of my attempts to sneak vegetables or “healthy stuff” into his diet (like this  and that). Since I can’t deny the fact that these fall into the “healthy stuff” category, I thought I could get away by camouflaging them a bit…

You see where I am going with these, right? I baked some of the cookies in my mini muffin pan, so I got some cookie-muffins, perfect as a base for a scoop of ice cream. The ice cream is unfortunately not home made. I feel shame just by writing it, but since I don’t have an ice cream maker we still buy it.

Anyway…. this is how I de-healthified (is there such a word, really?)  something relatively healthy….

Warning: this is not a sushi, so please don’t shove it in your mouth in one go, or you will get a brain-freeze (true story)

A few words about this recipe: Continue reading

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