Fashionista Fruit Salad
What you'll need:
-1 cantalope, halved, deseeded, quarted, peeled and cut into edible chunks
-1 cup of rinsed, destemmed blueberries
-1/2 cup of blackberries, rinsed
This fruit salad has all the hottest color-trends working for it, along with the latest health trends, too. Anything dark purple/blue and corals/orange is good for you this season. If you wanted to add a little green, plate your salad on a bed of washed baby spinach. Hydrating, anti-aging, anti-oxidants in this dish will keep you feeling light and bright...even if watching hours of quality television on BBCAmerica's Supernatural Saturday (where new episodes of BBCAM's Being Human premiere...):
On a dinner plate, cover bottom with cantelope chunks; put leftover cantelope in a container and refrigerate. Layer on ALL blueberries and blackberries. Top with about 1/4 cup of walnuts as desired. Dollop (about a tablespoon) with Greek yogurt as desired. Drizzle with orange blossom honey. Enjoy!
Green with Envy Iced Tea
What you'll need:
-6 Celestial Seasonings Decaf Mint Green Tea Bags
-2 cups of boiling water
-5 cups of cool water
-1cup of rinsed blackberries, puree with 2 tablespoons of pulp-free orange juice in blender. Set aside.
Steep 6 tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water. Let tea bags steep until water comes to room temperature. Remove teabags; pour into pitcher. Add 5 cups of cool water. Mix. In a 10-ounce high ball--put a teaspoon of blackberry puree in bottom of glass before pouring in tea. Add ice. Enjoy!
HINT: If you don't want to use the blackberry puree, add two tablespoons of clover-honey to boiling water while teabags steep, stirring until honey is fully dissolved--following remainder of recipe. Drink over ice, garnishing with mint leaves.
For the partiers: Add two tablespoons of Stirrings pomegranate liqueur for every one glass of tea; you may add liqueur with blackberry puree recipe. Do not use liqueur with honeyed tea mixture. Cheers!
Thank you for joining your Pop Culture Professor for this latest segment of Pop Culture Cooking 2011. Spring starts on Sunday, March 20th...enjoy the bounty of the season! And try to balance your indoor-pop culture obsessions by spending equal time outdoors.
Is there anything better than sunshine after a long winter??? I mean, besides the next season of True Blood....