|Pomegranate-Topped Ice Cream|
I'm also happy to say that I moved out of my comfort zone a bit last weekend, and the experience was a total success. I bought a pomegranate. I've been eyeing them for a couple of weeks now, but I had no idea what to do with a pomegranate - or how to even get one open! Thank God for Google.
I chopped the top off of that baby and got to work. I cut slits around the fruit so it looked kind of like an orange, and then pulled the sections apart, dropping the pieces into my handy cold bowl of water. The inedible part floated nicely to the top, and I was able to pick the juicy seeds from the water with a slotted spoon.
A good 10 minutes later, I had two full cups of pomegranate seeds. So far, I've eaten them with yogurt, falafel balls and, yes, ice cream. Hey, a little ice cream now and then won't hurt. Portion control is also part of this new healthy lifestyle in the C household - just ask the husband.
The transition has been a learning process, to say the least. I know we're nowhere near our goal, but we're definitely on our way. No, we didn't check out the ingredient list on those rolls before we bought them, but I'm sure we will next time! And I can assure you I won't be wearing my very favorite white hoodie the next time I cut open a pomegranate.