Menu

pomegranate juice

fruit smoothie-infused granola

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 20, 2021  |  1 Comment
If you accidentally spilled a fruit smoothie onto your oats and baked it, that’s sort of what this fruit smoothie-infused granola is! Instead of adding any kind of sugar or syrup to the recipe, you’ll get natural sweetness from a blended combination of banana and 100% fruit juice — a smoothie! (Hint: See lots more of my tips in How to Make Healthy Granola in 5 Simple Steps, According to a Dietitian.)
Read More

pomegranate-smashed butternut squash

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 25, 2018  |  2 Comments
If you haven’t tried it yet, pomegranate juice makes a clever culinary liquid, not just a beverage — and it’s delightful in this pomegranate-smashed butternut squash recipe. In late fall and all winter long, I love using a combination of pomegranate juice and arils in cooking to add rich color, antioxidants, and naturally-derived sweetness with a hint of tartness. Pomegranate and butternut squash are a perfect pairing, too. To save time here, simply use butternut squash that’s already cubed for you. You’ll toss the cubes with olive oil, then with pomegranate juice, salt, and pepper. Cover it up, bake for 50 minutes, mash, and voila! Oh, and don’t forget to top with chives and pomegranate arils for extra pops of...
Read More

natural pink party frosting

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 21, 2017  |  2 Comments
Occasionally I cheat … on cupcakes, that is! When it’s just me, I’ve been known to frost healthy muffins and pass them off as cupcakes. It totally works for my tastebuds! Though, I’ve never tried this trick out on anyone else … at least yet! But please be my guest and use this vegan (Meatless Monday-friendly!) frosting any way you wish, even if you just prefer going the traditional route by frosting cake or cupcakes. The flavor is a hint fruity, which actually makes it quite versatile. Its pink hue comes naturally by way of pomegranate juice reduction. And since “Naturally Colored Holiday Treats and Trimmings” is the Recipe Redux theme this month, it’s a perfect time to share this...
Read More