Thursday, February 4, 2010

Do You Haiku? I Haiku.

Assignment #2 was to write some food-related haikus and a simple recipe that is mine, and not something I got from a cookbook.

Lively chocolate
Adorns my plate with goodness
Tongue marks like tire tracks

Summer goes by fast
Macerated strawberries
Are but memories

Honey bees work hard
Sugar water in winter
Is how they get by

Cats are often soft
Nihilists except for food
Egotists we love

Carrots help eye sight
Digestion is eased a bit too
Carrot dust chokes me

What Cannoli?

Perfect for breakfast or dessert, this (somewhat) healthy treat is easier to make than a glass of water. The honey flavor is quite strong, due in part to the purposeful lack of a thorough final mixing, which leaves large streaks of honey in the mix. This mix reminds me of cannoli cream filling and is a true honey-lover's delight. It makes one generous serving.

1/2 cup skim milk ricotta cheese
1/8 cup dried currants or cranberries
1/8 cup raw, sunflower seeds, removed from shell
1 tbs. Honey

1. Blend ricotta cheese, currants or cranberries, and sunflower seeds in a bowl until combined.
2. Add honey and blend until honey is mostly incorporated.
3. Eat and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 388 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Values
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 30g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 37% Iron 12%

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