How to Open a Pomegranate

imageWe LOVE pomegranates! They’re tasty, healthy and fun to eat! Plus, the little seeds (called arils) are so beautiful to look at. They’re like tiny, juicy gemstones. But, it can be a hassle to open up a pomegranate to extract those delicious edible rubies.

You may have seen tutorials that encourage you to “spank” the poor fruit with a wooden spoon or submerge it in water. While I’m not criticizing those techniques, I figured there had to be a simpler way. (I mean really, assaulting or drowning your food isn’t exactly uncomplicated.) Never fear though, because after scouring the Internet like the Google pro that I am, I worked out an aril-extracting method that is pretty foolproof.  Keep reading to see what works for me.

-Viv

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Kale Salad with Beets, Avocado, and Orange

imageWe LOVE this salad!

I know kale is super trendy, but I don’t care. I love it.  This salad is delicious and good for you!  Plus, we’ve already made a couple indulgent food posts, so we’re overdue for a healthy recipe. I was inspired by my recent trip to Underwood Farms, which is where I got all the produce for this dish except for the kale.  I even picked the beets myself!

Click through to learn how to make this light meal that’s perfect for a summertime lunch. Bonus–or not, depending on how you look at things–it’s also (accidentally) vegan.

-Viv

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