Thursday, 12 July 2012

Hard Boiled Egg White

Eggs are high in protein and make for a great lunch but sometimes I rather not have the added calories and cholesterol of the yolk. Yes I could easily hard boil a couple eggs and simply throw out the yolk but that seems rather wasteful so I cam up with this idea.

You'll Need
Small glass jar
Tight fitting lid*
Egg whites

*If using a canning jar and lid, use a previously use lid or else you'll end up with canned egg whites!

Place desired amount of egg white in to jar. I did a quarter cup which is equal to two egg whites. Place lid on jar and tighten.

Fill a deep pot with warm water. Submerge the filled jar into the warm water, allow to sit for about a minute to warm the jar and egg white. Turn stove to a medium heat. Boil for about 10 minutes.
*Do not put jar into already boiling water as it will break (found this out the hard way!)*

Carefully remove jar from boiling water and allow to cool or run under warm water until you are able to open the lid.

Scoop out egg whites into a bowl and add with your favorite egg salad mix-ins. I added a little low fat mayo, mustard and cayenne pepper.

I make mine into a pita with homemade guacamole, pickles, cheese and spinach.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Chocolate Dipped Fruit Bouquet

Easy but effective, chocolate dipped fruit is a healthier option you can bring to your next gathering or give as a gift.

You'll Need:
Fruit ( I used strawberries and bananas)
Chocolate (I used dark chocolate chips)
Nuts ( I used walnuts and pistachios)

To melt chocolate, use a double boiler. If you do not have one, do what I did and use a metal bowl bigger than your pot. Make sure no water gets into your chocolate.

Crush nuts. Place is containers suitable for dipping.

Dip tip of skewer into chocolate.

Place chocolate end into fruit.

Place skewered fruit into a cup to allow chocolate to set (5 minutes or so)

Dip fruit into chocolate and then into a topping. If your fruit doesn't stay on the skewer while dipping, try using a spatula to spread chocolate over fruit.

Repeat with all fruit. Place in glasses to allow chocolate to set. 

Arrange in a glass or vase, add a ribbon if you like. Tada! A bouquet anyone would love.