Spiced Pears and Pomegranates

A pomegranate is a sweet, tart fruit with thick, red skin. While the skin is not edible, it holds hundreds of juicy seeds that you can eat plain or sprinkle on salads, oatmeal, hummus, and other dishes. Bottled pomegranate juice is also an easy way to enjoy some of the health benefits of this delicious fruit.

Today’s dish is great for most diets. It’s vegan with no common allergy triggers, that works well as a fruit salad or as a healthy dessert alternative. It’s made with two autumn fruits, ripe pears and pomegranates, and is a great dish for the holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year. It works well for potlucks. Pomegranates are, of course, a high-fiber, high-antioxidant “superfood” (thanks in part to those hard little edible seeds!). It’ll make you happy to see pomegranates appear in the grocery in the fall…

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Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Body Scrub

This is a natural, easy, recipe to exfoliate your body. If you are avoiding chemicals and want to save money, this simple DIY beauty treatment is for you.  I like using organic olive oil but coconut, avocado, jojoba, almond, or grapeseed oils also work well.  The added honey and oatmeal will nourish your skin while the sugar will exfoliate it.  Use once a week on your body. Rinse well after use, and pat dry.

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Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

When it’s hot, I really enjoy having a cold, frosty liquid breakfast like a great smoothie. Today we’re using two super foods, blueberries and pomegranate, to get lots of heart healthy antioxidants with a great taste. Add some Greek yogurt, milk, oats, honey, and cinnamon and you’re revved up the taste as well as the nutritional value of your drink. Read More

The Ancient Fruit, Pomegranate, Has Super Food Benefits

The pomegranate is an ancient fruit that has been eaten for thousands of years. Originally from Persia, the pomegranate spread throughout the Mediterranean area in ancient times. Today it is widely cultivated for its beauty as an ornamental shrub and especially for its fruit. The fruit has a tough outer layer and a large center of juicy seeds. Only the seeds and juice from the seeds are edible and are extremely nutritious.
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