This is my personal recipe after I cook one of those meals that smell the house like onions and garlic and want to restore a garden smell to my home. I hope you enjoy it too.
All these plants are grown organically from my garden.
Feel free to add anything else you would like to smell.
Rosemary 3 sprigs
Thyme a handful
Patchouli 5 Lg. leaves
Sweet Mint 10 leaves
Basil 3 Lg. leaves
Cinnamon 1 stick
Cloves 10 whole cloves
Ginger 1/2 tsp.
Allspice 1/2 tsp.
Vanilla 1/2 tsp.
Place in a small pot and boil the water then bring down to simmer. Place all ingredients in the water and sit and enjoy !
Although it looks like it’s loaded with calories, this tart is actually made from, well, as the name says … watermelon slices lathered with low-fat vanilla yogurt and berries.
This impressive dessert will not heat up your house with a hot oven — no baking here. The “crust” in the tart is made from rolling each yogurt covered slice in toasted almonds for a nutty crunch.
A low calorie dessert that actually looks mouthwatering?
Here’s a healthy and refreshing Watermelon Tart that’s low in sugar but will satisfy that sweet tooth.
Start off by cutting your watermelon into pie-shaped slices to form a tart. For those of you who are not watermelon aficionados, here’s a little tutorial of how I cut mine.
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 (5 inch thick) slice of seedless watermelon, rind removed
- 12 ounces Yoplait vanilla yogurt or your own choice
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- Toast almonds in a skillet over medium heat for a couple of minutes or until golden. Remove from pan to cool.
- Cut watermelon into 8 even pie shaped wedges.
- Dip outside curved edge of watermelon in yogurt then in sliced almonds and place on serving platter in a pie-shaped formation. Repeat with remaining watermelon wedges.
- Once all of the wedges have been placed in a pie shape, use the remainder of the yogurt to frost the top of the “pie”.
- Place blueberries and sliced strawberries in a decorative pattern on top.
- Serve immediately or chill until serving.
You can also use granola, coconut, or crushed pretzels for the outer cover …. MMMMM ! YUM !
This is also a favorite for Raw Foodists.