If you had a stressful Monday like I did, it might be time to whip out a pomegranate and get out some of that built-up aggression. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then you don’t know the secret trick to getting those beautiful little arils out of a pomegranate. My dad taught me how to do it one day after he learned it from Martha Stewart (sorry, the secret is out Dad, you learned something from Martha).
Anyways, if you don’t know already, just cut the pomegranate in half, hold it over a big bowl and SLAM the back of the pomegranate with a large spoon. The seeds will pop out and land in the bowl. You may have to pick over it a little bit to get out some white pieces but it is WAY easier than any other method out there. After I learned this, it was like this huge door was opened in the world of pomegranate possibilities. Like pomegranate overnight oats. Yum.
How did I forget about overnight oats? What is wrong with me? They are SO good! I usually make them with strawberries and blueberries but the pomegranate was such a great new flavor, plus you get all that antioxidant power in there! It takes a little bit of planning to make this the night before but it will be well worth it when you stumble towards the refrigerator with your eyes half-open in the morning and see that beautiful bowl of oats waiting to be dug in into.
I added a little coconut extract in here but it would still be good if you don’t have any on hand. I’m just a little bit of a coconut freak so I try to put everything coconut I can find in everything I eat. I was just saving these photos and realized that my coconut obsession might be a little out of control, I probably have more coconut recipes than anything else. Oh well – let’s just hope you like it too, otherwise you might want to go hang out somewhere else.
I used goat’s milk yogurt in mine but you can use whatever you prefer, greek works well too. Try to buy the plain variety if at all possible, I like to add a little maple syrup to sweeten it up but I like to control how much sugar I’m having. Some of the flavored varieties have something like 25 grams of sugar which is totally unnecessary.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
The January Thaw!
Granted, it has not been helping the ski conditions but I’ve loved having my afternoon walks with Oto back. I know it won’t last long but we’re enjoying it while it does!