Saturday, August 17, 2013

Reads and Feeds (Miki's post)

Books + Food = Reads and Feeds!

Hi !

Eating something good and yummy is something we all enjoy but when we can mix that with eating healthy it’s even better no?

We are in the season when we get numerous kinds of fresh fruits but we can get fed up of eating always the same ones or in the same way…to avoid that I started to try to create or find yummy ways to put them together so my brother could enjoy them and eat the minimum he needs… so a bonus these recipes are perfect for diabetic people, don’t add any sugar in those just balance the result with the fruits it’s more natural after all… 

1°Duo Savor

This one is the simplest and easiest recipe but believe it or not it’s the most recent way I found to eat more fruits^^;;

We got some strawberries but after eating them natural, with sugar, crushed, or with ice cream I couldn’t stand them..; so duo savor came to life.

Primarily it can be eaten as a dessert or simply during the day when you want a healthy snack.

Take an apple (one variety with high level of natural sugar for example I prefer using “ golden” or “royal gala” but any kind that it’s sweet and not for cooking is good).

Strawberries: a handful (if you want the final product to be more liquid you can progressively add more until you have the result you want)

Peal the apple, cut it, put in a bowl, add the washed strawberries and use the soup mixer.

It’s excellent when the consistency is the one of a compote ( but like I said add more strawberries if you want it more liquid)

You can eat it immediately or put it in the fridge ( in a sealed recipient) if you want to eat it fresher. Really yummy and healthy

1b Duo Savor variation

ok this is not really a variation of the recipe but of the way to savor it. If you want a change and it’s a really hot day… add it ( several spoons of it!) on a scoop of vanilla ice cream..; it’s simply delicious and fresh and as long as you put more fruits than ice cream it enters the healthy part ( for diabetic it’s better than chocolate toppling etc)

This variation made me think of North of Need by Laura Kaye…as I’m sure Owen would be delighted with such a dish^^, it’s better than ice after all

This version is only a dessert however if your children are a little hesitant to eat fruits it could be a way to introduce them in a fun and yummy way.

2° Smoothie Summer fruits delice

Another way to make my brother get his 5 portions of fruits a day was to prepare him a good drink for the morning instead of the usual orange juice.

I got several versions using different fruits so don’t hesitate to get inventive.

Summer fruits delice is the result I got using fruits from my garden as a base.

You need:

*RED Currant ( fresh one, if you have too many you can wash them and put them in the freezer to make this one even in winter, then don’t unfroze them )

*1 apple

* some Melon

*1 banana

* optional orange juice or apple juice (100 % juice not concentrated)

Peal the banana, cut it and put it in a bowl ( I use one that can be sealed and go in the fridge)

Peal the apple and add it to the banana after cutting it

Add a little piece of melon (depending if you enjoy it or not you can add more but 3or 4 soup spoons is sufficient)

Add the red currant, one or two handful, if you took frozen one like I did since the ones in the garden weren’t ready, don’t unfroze them just break enough and put them in the bowl, it will just make the drink fresher)


Then if you want it more liquid (it depends on the individual tastes) you can add a little 100% orange juice or 100% apple juice.. if you don’t have any and love melon then add a little more.)

Can be keep 1 day or two in a sealed recipient in the fridge.


Miki's suggested Read is North of Need by Laura Kaye.


While attempting to escape the agonizing memories she associates with Christmas, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband-and collapses in tears against the snowman at the sight of what she'll never have.

Called to life by the power of Megan's tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.

Megan is drawn to Owen's mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things, and her heart opens enough to believe he's a Christmas miracle. But this miracle comes with an expiration-before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow's grief and learn to trust love again, or she'll lose Owen forever

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  1. I will definitely be making them! They all sound very yummy and easy! And your right Owen would love it with the ice cream! ;)

    1. ^^ i hope you will enjoy them.

      Like i said for the smoothie they are a lot of variation possible ( with grape, kiwi etc ) so if you want other idea don't hesitate^^

    2. That makes it even more fun. :) This reminds me, I have to send Brenda the bookchoice I thought of for that choc. cake.

    3. Yep that would be awesome. I'm going to take the September post. Amber would you like to take October or November?

    4. Sure. whichevers fine. I can think of something. :)

    5. hum i have some idea for vegetable but then it's not the best recipe for winter so i will perhaps prepare a belgian classic ( you could have some version of it but never mind ^^ something tasty and confort food for when it's too cold outside^^

    6. I have this fill bar things that are really easy to make. Usually we use apricot jam but you could really use any filling.

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    1. It really does! :) This is only the 2nd time we've done this post but we have some good ones coming up in the following months. Of if you think of something good to share feel free. :) The more the merrier!

    2. I confirm it's Krista^^ i lost count how many time i did this in July and my brother asked for more ^^

      andlike Vampedchik told you if you have a recipe to share don't hesitate and send it to Brenda^^, we love making discovery!