Nov 152013
 

A different take on the classic PB & J from mylittlegourmet.com

It’s pomegranate season and we’ve been consuming our fair share in this household. If you follow the blog regularly, it’s no secret that Arik and I are big fans of pomegranates. I’ve mentioned the harvest chicken salad with pomegranates and, our favorite, this pomegranate lassi. And now I’ve decided to spruce up the old PB and J and replace the J with some pomegranates.

A different take on the classic PB & J from mylittlegourmet.com

These little seeds add such a nice tartness to this old classic, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the J. 🙂 I’m thinking that tossing some banana slices on there would also be a nice addition, which I will be sure to try next time. If you guys need an easy way of getting those seeds out of the peel, check out my step-by-step picture instructions here.

A different take on the classic PB & J from mylittlegourmet.com

How do your kids prefer their peanut butter sandwiches?

A different take on the classic PB & J from mylittlegourmet.com

 

Peanut Butter and Pomegranate Sandwich
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 slice of bread (I used whole-wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
Instructions
  1. Toast your bread, if desired.
  2. Spread peanut butter on top and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.

 

 Posted by at 13:53
Aug 242013
 

Blueberry Butter | My LIttle Gourmet

We recently went out to dinner at an Austrian restaurant and before dinner they brought us a basket of bread and a small bowl with a scoop of something red. Arik immediately shouted that he wanted some strawberry ice cream. I went ahead and spread some on a slice of bread for him and once he realized this was in no way ice cream he was very skeptical. With the second bite though, the skepticism subsided and he just wanted more and more. You’re probably thinking that this bowl contained blueberry butter, but no, Arik ate an entire bowl of beet butter.

Blueberry Butter | My LIttle Gourmet

Of course, when I got home that evening I wanted to recreate this butter so I could share it with you all. After a few minutes of pondering I realized if I so much as mention beets on a kid-friendly recipe blog, I will probably get laughed at. So, in turn I decided to make this much more kid-friendly blueberry butter. We not only eat this for breakfast on crispbread crackers or toast, but also as an afternoon snack when I need to quickly and easily curb some toddler hunger. And I haven’t yet tried it, but next time I will be spreading this on these pancakes…yum!

Blueberry Butter | My LIttle Gourmet

Blueberry Butter | My LIttle Gourmet

5.0 from 2 reviews
Blueberry Butter on Crispbread
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup/75g butter, soft
  • ½ cup/50g frozen blueberries, thawed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and blend well using a hand mixer. Taste and add more honey if it's not sweet enough for you.
  2. Store butter in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Notes
This butter can be spread on just about any kind of bread and cracker or even on some delicious fluffy pancakes.

 

 Posted by at 13:18
Jun 282013
 

Chicken Salad with Pomegranate | My Little Gourmet

We’ve currently got a little bit of an obsession with pomegranates in our household. Arik and I sprinkle the delicious little sweet and sour seeds on our oatmeal or bircher muesli in the mornings or will just eat them by the handful as a snack. The only thing that bothers me about this fruit, is getting those seeds out of the white casing. I went on a little search to try and find an easier method than the one I was using, and actually found a way that seems to be the quickest and easiest method out there. Here are some step-by-step instructions in case you guys are also having issues with deseeding. If you are not, then please share your method because if it gets easier than this, I am all ears!

How to de-seed a Pomegranate easily | My Little Gourmet

What you’ll need is a medium bowl filled with some water, a knife, a strainer, and a big flat spoon like the wooden one above.
1.)To start you’ll want score the fruit horizontally with the knife. Don’t cut all the way through because then you’ll cut the seeds and that could get messy.
2.)Next take the fruit in both hands and twist it open.
3.)Take a half and place it open-side down in your palm and hold the spoon in your other hand. Now, over the bowl of water, whack (pretty hard) the backside of the pomegranate with the spoon. Continue doing this while turning the fruit so you get the seeds out of all of the sides.
4.)Repeat with the other half.
5.)Take a strainer or spoon and skim all of the white pieces off the top of the water.
6.)Dump the seeds out into a strainer and voila, you’ve got yourself some ready-to-eat pomegranate seeds in a matter of minutes.
You may want to put an apron on while doing this because every once in a while a little juice can squirt out. Well, now that you guys know how to get your pomegranate seeds out, you may as well try out this yummy harvest chicken salad.

Chicken Salad with Pomegranate | My Little Gourmet

There is absolutely no mayonnaise (only Greek yogurt) in this and it is still creamy and delicious! I season the chicken breasts with seasoning salt and pepper and cook them in a frying pan so that they are nice and golden brown. Usually I’ll just make this at the beginning of the week, so that numerous days of lunches are taken care of and all you have to do is toast some bread!

Chicken Salad with Pomegranate | My Little Gourmet

 

5.0 from 3 reviews
Harvest Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb./500g chicken breast, cooked and diced into small chunks
  • ½ red onion, diced finely
  • ½ apple, diced into small chunks
  • 10-15 grapes, quartered
  • 2-3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • ½ cup/100g Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve on fresh bread or rolls.
Notes
*I season the chicken breasts on both sides and cook them in some melted butter in a pan.

 
Recipe adapted from Nature Box
 Posted by at 12:32