Pealing a Pineapple

I watched people peel pineapples before and felt confident to give it a go. A sharp knife and a pineapple are pretty much all you need to get the job done.

After the pineapple has been peeled simple remove the seeds by following along the rows or seeds in the pineapple.

For this pineapple, the row weren’t so nice and even so I just followed the pattern of the seeds and I ended up with a piniapple with fact looking rows.

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Pomergranates

When I was younger there we loads of pomegranate trees around us. Everytime we went to the supermarket we would pick some and eat. Sometimes we would bite into the bitter skin by mistake in our zeal to devour the juicy seeds!

In my teens, I replaced eating Pemergranates with all kinds of junk food. But in adulthood I returned to those childhood foods that we not only delicious but healthy.

Recently I went by my mother and enjoyed one of her delicious pomegranates. Yum!

Here is a shot of a pomegranate from my mother’s tree.

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Check back for more information about this super fruit called pomegranate!

Gluten Free Samosas

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I love samosas. But alas, I could not find any gluten free ones near me. So I had to make some. Unfortunately I don’t know how to fold them, but that will come with time and practice.

Ingredients:

Dough:
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Tapioca Flour
1 tsp xantham gum
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup rice flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water

Filling:
1 teaspoon salt
5 medium peeled potatoes
1 cup green peas
1/2 tsp clove powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp turmeric
3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil

Method:

Dough:
Sift Bob’s red mill flour, tapioca flour, xantham gum and salt together. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to flour and mix. Slowly add water, a little at a time while mixing, until it forms a dough like texture.  Cover dough and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Filling:
Peel and cook potatoes in salted water until tender. Mash. In a frying pan add oil, peas and spices. Let cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Add mashed potatoes and cook for 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool.

How I Assembling my Samosas:
Roll dough into 2 inch balls. Use a rolling pin to roll a ball into a 1/4 inch circle. Add filling and fold in half. Repeat until all of the dough is gone.  Fry samosas Until they are lightly brown (or as crispy as you like them) Or bake in oven.

Banana Lime Soft Serve Ice Cream

We were looking for easy recipes and so we got a dessert bullet. Everyone loves using it because it is so se.

Recently we made a quick dessert for the children.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

juice from 1/2 lime

 

Method:

Mix bananas and lime juice together. Taste to make sure that it is not too sour for you. If it is you can add a sweetener at this point.

Freeze banana- lime paste in ice tray until completely frozen.

Run the ice cubes through the dessert blender.

Voila!

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