Balsamic-Maple Grilled Nectarines

  I love desserts, but they don't always have to be puffed pastries and chocolate (although that is nice ;)  Sometimes you need something sweet and fruity!  The nectarines looked so good in the grocery store so I decided to adopt them, grill them, and top them with  some maple balsamic reduction (a.k.a sticky, goodness).  So yummy! The nutrient content of real maple syrup is higher than that of imitation syrup, which is composed mainly of sugars with no vitamins or minerals.  Real maple syrup has manganese and zinc, minerals that can boost immune health. It also contains small amounts of other beneficial minerals and vitamins, including calcium, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, potassium and magnesium.Balsamic-Maple Grilled Nectarines 4 nectarines or peaches 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. 100% pure maple syrup (no corn syrup flavored substitute!)And that's all :) Begin by cutting your nectarines in half and removing the stone inside.  They need to be a firm ripe, but not ripe enough that they're squishy or you'll just end up with a mushy, albeit tasty, mess.  Place nectarines cut side down onto your grill or griddle. Grill for only a couple minutes Meanwhile pour the vinegar and REAL maple syrup into a small sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.  Turn off heat and allow the reduced maple vinegar to thicken as it cools.  The nectarines are probably done at this point. Place nectarines on a plate, drizzle with maple vinegar and enjoy your sticky guilt-free dessert! Enjoy! 
  501 Hits
  0 Comments
501 Hits
0 Comments

Fired Up Pork Ribs!

It's the last hurrah of summer so why not go out with some hot, fall of the bone pork ribs.  And I mean HOT! These baby-backs were part of our Labor Day BBQ and they were a big hit.  This spicy rub will cover two large racks of pork ribs.

Continue reading
  453 Hits
  0 Comments
Tags:
453 Hits
0 Comments

Walnut-Mint Pesto Shrimp Pasta

This is a perfect summer (or fall, winter, spring...whenever!) dish as it's light yet still hardy enough to fill you up.  I've never tried seafood that I haven't liked yet and shrimp is on my top 5 favs!  When this shrimp is poached in broth, paired up with gluten free linguine and tossed with this minty pesto it is so good!1 box  (1 lb.) gluten free linguine pasta (like this Paleo pasta)

Continue reading
  510 Hits
  0 Comments
510 Hits
0 Comments

Summer Sausage Jambalaya

I had some left over beef summer sausage from a recent camping trip. Normally I stay away from any processed meats since most contain loads of artificial preservatives like nitrates and nitrites, gluten fillers, and MSG. But, I found a great summer sausage that was uncured, gluten free and organic. So, I turned it into a simple jambalaya.  I used quinoa -my favorite food to cook with because of it's short cooking time and super food qualities, but you can use brown rice instead.  Just up the cooking time an additional 30 minutes.

Continue reading
  562 Hits
  0 Comments
562 Hits
0 Comments

 

Melissa Cornwall has spent years researching and implementing nutritionally-based approaches to health and wellness. Her lifelong love of food and health evolved from a hobby to a passion when her daughter was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease.

Authorized Representative

Contact Me

Email at: melissa (@) foodlamor.com

Follow Me