WATER MELON SORBET

Sorbet is one of those things I used to LOOOVE when I was in campus. I particularly loved the strawberry, lemon and water melon flavours. Just over a year ago I visited Kisumu and had really nice lime sorbet some place near the Nakumatt there but that was the last time I had any sorbet 😦 This was the first time I tried makingmy own  sorbet, I have made ice cream, severally, but I never thought of trying a sorbet. It turned out quite good but too sugary in my opinion. Once I tasted it and thought it had too much sugar I thought of using Splender (diabetic sugar) the next time, when I shared the recipe with my pal Marie she instantly said she would replace the sugar with splender. I am not quite sure if she has tried it yet but will ask her how it turned out. Anyway I put the recipe as I used it but would advice you to use less sugar if you are trying to watch what you eat. HAPPY MAKING!!!

6-10 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1  cups of sugar
  • 1 cups of sugar
  • 8 cups of watermelon
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon or lime juice
  • zest of 1/2 lemon

METHOD

1.      In a saucepan bring water and sugar to boil. Reduce heat, simmer and stir until the sugar is dissolved completely. Set aside to cool

2.      Place the water melon, lemon/lime juice and zest in a blender or food processor and puree.

3.      Press the puree through a fine sieve/strainer to remove the seeds.

4.      Combine the sugar syrup and watermelon juice

5.      Place in an air tight container and put in the  freezer for about 4 hours the remove and stir

6.      Return to the freezer till firm.

7. HAPPY EATING!!

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Fruit and Nut Snack Mix

 

It’s the beginning of the year again, well Kinda, and almost everyone talks of weight loss. We are told weight loss is a lot about what we eat and that its good to have a healthy snack between meals. Well nuts are one of those  healthy snacks, they’ve got the healthy kind of fat (monosaturated and Omega 3), and they also lower the risk of heart disease and fruits well we all know fruits are good for you. This is a great snack to keep in the office, your back pack or even in a small container in your handbag, so that at least when you’re hungry you don’t have to look for a samosa. The only issue here is that it is VERY easy to over eat this snack, a handful should be enough other wise if you’re watching your calories you will be doing yourself no good, also try and avoid picking on the fruits only because they are sweet. My pal Q is a culprit of this, she always comes to my office asks for a snack, i give her the mix she picks half the fruits 🙂 and two nuts heheh no pun. Anyway  if you’re not watching your calories I guess you can go Nuts 🙂 and eat all you can. ooooh and please use roasted unsalted nuts.

 

Ingredients

Roasted Cashew nuts

Roasted peanuts

Roasted almonds

Roasted hazel nuts

Roasted macadamias

Sultanas

Raisins

Dried mangoes

Dried papaya

 

 

Method

Mix all the ingredients up together. The ratio of nuts: fruits should be 2:1. I like hazel nuts so I always use more of that. How easy is that!!!

 NB: you can find all this dried fruits at Nakumatt in the section where they put baking stuff like decorating flowers, raisins, edible silver balls etc The nuts are also available at Nakumatt