Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Berried Treasure

Summer always makes me crave berries. Strawberries in May, blueberries in July and raspberries whenever I can fit them in my budget! (Are raspberries ever on sale?!) If you love berries like I do, try out these fun recipes...

Make a raspberry sauce to pour on pancakes or mix in yogurt. Puree a cup of berries in the blender, then whisk in 3 teaspoons lemon juice and 1-1.5 tablespoons sugar.

Skip the mayo and place 10 raspberries in a turkey rap. The berries will get smooshed, but that's part of the fun. Call it a 'fruit roll-up'!

Sweeten your side dish. Toss cooked whole-wheat couscous with raspberries, crumbled feta cheese, chopped red onion and a little olive oil.

Make two kid-sized smoothies simply by blending together 1 cup raspberries, a ripe banana, 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt (or vanilla) and 1/2 cup ice.



Janice said...

Funny, that you posted this... raspberries were on sale yesterday and I bought a ton!!! Will definitelky be trying these recipies:-)

suzannah | the smitten word said...

i love raspberries, too. my friend made jam with frozen berries and it was amazing--especially with crepes and nutella;)

do you have aldi's? i visited there for the first time last week, and they have frozen raspberries for a good price.