Toast to your health and the holidays with this antioxidant-rich cocktail featuring one of our favorite superfoods of Fall, the pomegranate. Nutritionist Cynthia Sass created this healthy twist on the martini, and we love that it's garnished with the antioxidant-rich herb rosemary, not to mention the seeds of the pomegranate. Take your cocktail shaker out, and get ready to mix it up. Cheers!
'Tis the season for turkey, pie, and biscuits. If you want to get an early start before you cook your bird, here is a cranberry sauce that puts a new spin on the traditional recipe. Adding pomegranate juice as well as the seeds gives this traditional recipe an extra flavor burst and loads it with antioxidants. Make it now to use on everything from breakfast pancakes to the classic Turkey Day.
See the recipe after the break!
Cool Fall nights shouldn't mean storing up for the Winter. This salad is just as much healthy as it is tasty, and it is loaded with heart-healthy nutrients. All of the vegetables in this salad have disease-fighting capabilities, but the pomegranate seeds steal the show. In addition to fighting certain types of cancers and providing loads of vitamins, pomegranate seeds are known to help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of stroke, and even aid in weight management. In some cultures it is known as the magic fruit. If you want something autumnal that still makes you feel energized, try this superfood salad and detox your body instantly.
Learn how to make this salad after the break!
For many years I avoided buying whole pomegranates for fear of juice splatter reminiscent of a crime scene, instead turning to overpriced, often bland and mushy prepackaged seeds. Since then I've rectified my ways, and realized that a few simple steps are all that separate me from the delicate juicy arils within, hold the mess. Keep reading to learn the tricks to this task.
I don't need to tell you that pomegranates are incredibly healthy and filled with all kinds of amazing vitamins and minerals. This dish is supersimple. Just toss wild rice with pomegranate seeds, chopped pistachios, and a bit of red onion, and you have a tangy and flavorful side dish that is filled with cholesterol-lowering fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Tossing the toppings with the hot rice slightly cooks the onion. Such a tangy and easy side dish. Try it tonight!
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Spicy ginger, cool mint, and tart pomegranate combine for a perfect Winter cocktail that is especially festive for upcoming holiday parties.
The ginger and spearmint simple syrup is so easy to make, yet the flavor combination will totally wow your party guests. Topping the drink with sparkling water adds just enough fizz to complete the zing factor.
Although it's easy to seed a pomegranate under water, some people, like chef Bobby Flay, believe that the water dilutes the flavor of the jewel-like seeds. To ensure maximum pomegranate flavor, here's what Flay recommends doing:
- Slice the fruit in half.
- With the back of a heavy spoon or wooden cooking utensil, carefully tap the side of the pomegranate over a bowl that's sitting in the middle of your sink. The seeds will pop out of the pomegranate.
- If necessary, slice into quarters and continue the process until you have collected all of the seeds in the bowl. Use immediately.
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It's the time you've been waiting for all year long. Not only is it Movember but it's also... wait for it... National Pomegranate Month. While you contain your excitement, let me explain exactly why pomegranates are so great. A superfruit, pomegranates are high in antioxidants and are known for their restorative qualities. In fact, all products featured in the Pomega5 line are made by using extractions from pomegranate seed oil. To add a little pomp and circumstance to your life, try the refined, fruity-floral scent of Marc Jacobs Pomegranate Splash ($68). And for a hint of red on your lips accompanied by a shimmery-sweet finish, Labello Fruity Shine Pomegranate ($6) is a perfect little treat. Just wave your mouse over the images above for more information on the products, and if you're really feeling inspired, check out ShopStyle for even more pomegranate beauty options.
The other day I found myself at my parents' house and I was thirsty for a cocktail. However, it had to be a simple recipe that didn't require fussy syrups or fresh citrus. There wasn't time to run to the store or make anything complex, so I grabbed Food & Wine Cocktails '09 and started browsing.
I knew my parents had St. Germain, the deliciously aromatic elderflower liqueur, and I settled on this uncomplicated recipe with a complex-sounding name. Like sangria, it perfectly combines wine with spirit.
Don't be intimidated by the gin; I served it to three non-gin drinkers and they loved it! The sweetness of the St. Germain and the crispness of the white wine balance it out. What I love most about this refreshing concoction is that it's not hard to batch; one could easily make a pitcher. It's also a great way to use pomegranate juice. Interested in the recipe? Read more.
Although I'm a fan of interesting vinegars and exotic sauces, it can be pricey to purchase a bottle of something you may only use once. That's why it's nice to look toward the juice aisle. Juice is an incredibly affordable flavoring agent — and you can drink it after you cook with it. In this recipe, cranberry pomegranate juice is used to season savory chicken thighs. It's an effortless dish that's also elegant enough to serve friends without breaking the bank. Check out the technique and read more