Friday, August 17, 2012

TIP of the WEEK: On the Lighter Side


I have gotten many requests to post more low calorie/low fat summer treats and as we are right in the middle of the dog days of summer, I thought now would be a good time.
We have had one of the hottest summers on record and these cool summer treats will help to beat the heat!

Frozen Fruit Tart

Buy or make a graham cracker crust.
In a 9 inch pan bake crust for 10 minutes.
While the crust is baking let light or sugar free vanilla ice cream and mango sorbet soften on the counter.
Spoon a layer of ice cream in pan followed by a layer of sorbet. Repeat several times.
Put pan in freezer overnight.
Place the tart on a plate and arrange fruits on the top- nectarines, kiwi, mango- anything will work!
This is a light but very refreshing treat.

Flat Bread with Fruit
This one is easy and really good!

Roll out store bought pizza dough into an oval shape and brush with olive oil.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let it cool slightly. Cover generously with berries and cook for another 10 minutes.
If you really want to make it a special, occasional treat sprinkle some confectionery sugar on top.

Grilled Nectarines
Don't knock this one until you try it. It's amazing!

Spray one side of sliced nectarines with non stick cooking spray.
Place directly on grill until slightly charred (no more that 2 minutes).
Place in a bowl with strawberries and fresh ginger. You won't regret it!

And finally something for the grown ups

Drunken Strawberries

In a saucepan heat 2 cups of port wine, 1 cup of sugar and a cinnamon stick on medium heat for 10 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes.
Melt dark chocolate in the microwave or in a sauce pan.
Place wax paper on a cookie sheet.
Dip strawberries into melted chocolate one at a time and place on wax paper. Place in fridge for at least 15 minutes.
Drizzle berries with port syrup and serve immediately. This recipe is also great with figs. Enjoy!

Feel free to send in your own recipes and as always keep the requests coming!

Submitted by,
Patrice Carroll
Manager of PWS Services

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