From Better Eating For Life, Step Seven: Got Calcium?”
Clafoutis aux olives noires confites
Clafoutis is a tender batter cake from the French Limousin countryside traditionally prepared with very dark cherries.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Grilled bananas are the perfect accompaniment to the tropical flavors of Coconut Bliss. Try this recipe with Vanilla Island, Dark Chocolate, Naked Coconut or Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge….
2 bananas (slightly under-ripe)
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs freshly ground cinnamon
2 tbs honey
Coconut Bliss (ice “cream”), for serving
Rum, Bourbon, or Chocolate Sauce, for drizzling
Get the fire going on the grill.
Meanwhile, slice the bananas lengthwise, in their skins.
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
Makes 16 bars
In small saucepan combine cranberry sauce, raisins, apricots and brandy; bring to boiling. Remove from heat and let stand 20 minutes.
Spicy, sweet grilled plums pair well with lemon sorbet.
Coat an outdoor grill or stove-top grill pan with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high.
In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Brush mixture all over flesh side of plums. Grill plums, flesh side down, 5 minutes, until soft. Serve plums with lemon sorbet. Garnish with mint.
Agave nectar is very versatile: use it in hot or cold drinks, cereal & baked goods. Since it’s sweeter than sugar, you’ll need to use less of it. In recipes, use about 1/3 cup of agave nectar for every cup of sugar. For baked goods, you’ll also want to reduce your liquid by about 1/3 and reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees. Here’s a recipe to get you started:
½ cup agave nectar
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup butter
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
6 ounces chocolate chips
Use any combination of citrus for this recipe, and use a microplane grater to remove the zest before juicing.
Makes one 10-inch bundt cake
Set up the grill for direct grilling and preheat to high.
Peel, slice, and core the pineapple. Shake the coconut milk well before opening the can. Pour it into a wide, shallow bowl. Place the sugar and cinnamon in another wide, shallow bowl and stir with a fork to mix.
Makes 4 servings
Earl Grey is a distinctive black tea blend of Indian and Sri Lankan leaves flavored with oil from a small acidic orange called bergamot. Charles Grey learned this combination from one of his Chinese mandarin friends. Grey, the second earl in his line, was prime minister to King William IV in the early 19th century.
Makes 12 madelines