Posts Tagged ‘fruit’

Khochaf: Middle Eastern Fruit Compote

September 9, 2011

Suzy Benghiat’s Middle Eastern Cooking (1984) has a recipe for a fruit salad made with dried fruit (Khochaf or Khoshaf). The idea is so simple: just hydrate dried fruit in water and sweeten with a little bit of apricot paste. You serve the fruit topped with nuts (pistachios, almonds and walnuts) as a dessert. I remember seeing this served as part of a breakfast buffet at a fancy hotel in Israel. Imagine this over Greek yogurt, topped with some granola.


Vegan Lower Carb Strawberry “Pie”

June 18, 2010

When you have handpicked strawberries, you don’t want to squander them on a less than stellar recipe. When I looked up recipes for strawberry pie, it seems lots of people like the recipe by Ruth Cousineau from Gourmet magazine (also here). Here is the thing, though. It calls for gelatin, which I don’t have. Another problem: my husband is on a diet.

So, I found a way to dramatically reduce the sugar in the recipe, use Ko-Jel (vegetarian jell), and eliminate the high-carb and high fat crust. (more…)