Peach Cobbler | Recipe

Peach Cobbler | Recipe | Lindsay Ann Loft

Fresh peaches make my summer. Anytime I can enjoy them on their own, in oatmeal, or a dish all their own, I will. This is a simple, healthy recipe you can bake to use overly ripe peaches. Make it as a light dessert or serve at a brunch with yogurt.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Overripe peaches, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 Cup oatmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons raw sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Teaspoons coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 Pinches salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Layer diced peaches on the bottom of a round baking pan.
  3. Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Evenly spread mixture over the peaches.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Bake the cobbler until you can smell it and the top begins to brown.
  6. Serve warm or chilled.

This would be great chilled with yogurt, or make it into a dessert with a scoop of ice cream.  While you can use olive oil instead of the coconut oil, I think the coconut oil brings a fruity flavor to the dish. Mix it up and add some cinnamon or your favorite spices. It would also be great with a handful of raspberries or blueberries.  I hope you enjoy!

Peach Cobbler | Recipe | Lindsay Ann Loft

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5 Pomegranate Perks

Five Pomegranate Perks

Pomegranates are often called a superfood but what make them so special? Find out!

  1. Pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants. Seeds are full of B vitamins, potassium, and folic acid.
  2. A study completed in 2006 revealed that pomegranate’s anti-inflammatory properties may help prevent cancer. Pomegranate juice may help the body’s attack cancer cells in human breast, prostate and colon cancer. How amazing is that?
  3. Studies have also found that pomegranate helps prevent and might even help fight cardiovascular disease.
  4. There are five grams of fiber in a half cup of pomegranate seeds.
  5. “Pomegranate juice is high in three different types of polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. The three types – tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid – are present in many fruits, but fresh pomegranate juice contains particularly high amounts of all three.” From the Pom Council Website.

I love pomegranates! They are fantastic on yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, salads, and on their own. Check out this Antioxidant and Protein Parfait.

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Sources:
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/pomegranate-power
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/superfood-pomegranate-health-benefits-tips.html#ixzz2HzqBe2Yr
http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/health-benefit-of-pomegranate-juice
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/may2007_report_pomegranate_01.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-galland-md/pomegranate-juice-health-benefits_b_946853.html
http://pomegranates.org/index.php?c=3

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Super Easy Apple Cutting Trick

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I enjoy eating apple slices with peanut butter but do not enjoy trying to cut my apple at my desk. This is a super easy way to cut your apple at home and keep it fresh until you get to school or work.

  1. If you have an apple slicer, cut the apple as usual.
  2. Try your best to keep the apple in its original form.
  3. Hold your apple in place while securing it with a rubber band. (Or gum band for my friends in Pittsburgh).
  4. Voila! You’re ready to go. Store your apple in a baggie or a container to protect your apple and belongings from the juice.

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Farmers’ Market Finds

 

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This weekend we went to the farmer’s market for Blueberry Week. Something that we learned quickly that you need to get to the market early for the best food. This Saturday we left early and I was amazed at the variety of foods. I tried not to get too many things that I won’t be able to prepare and eat in a week. Steve and I were both excited to see that our farmer’s market has crepes. So of course we had to have some!

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It was hard to choose but after much deliberation, I decided on the Nutella and Strawberries crepe.

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The crepes were very good and my coffee hit the spot! After we had our breakfast, we went out to get our produce.

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I bought cucumbers to make pickles. I just put them into jars today, so as long as they turn out, you can expect a recipe next week. 🙂 I’m really excited to see how they turn out.

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It was blueberry week so of course I had to buy blueberries! They are delicious. I ate a pint today. 🙂 We bought 4 pints, so I don’t know how long these little guys are going to last.

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I also bought a pound of string beans. I am planning on steaming them up with a little olive oil.

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That’s what picked up this weekend. Do you have a farmer’s market that you visit? What fruits and veggies have you found?

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