Click here to learn more about the weekly food challenge and how you can play along. But, basically, you just make something during the challenge week with the weekly challenge food item and add your link to this post (leave a comment with your URL and I'll add it). See, simple!
This Week's Challenge Item (3/8 – 3/14) – Prunes:
According to Parker-Pope, from her article "The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating", "Dried plums: Okay, so they are really prunes, but they are packed with antioxidants. How to eat: Wrapped in prosciutto and baked."
According to Jonny Bowden in The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, "Prunes are high in fiber." "Prunes are also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and iron." "Prunes boast more antioxidants than any other fruit" – more than twice that of blueberries! Not too shabby, eh?
I'm not really sure what to do with these except eat them plain. Any ideas? I'm wondering if they'll taste good in granola bars or granola…I may try something out later this week. I did find some interesting-looking recipes, which are below.
- Roast Pork Tenderloin with Prunes – EatingWell.com
- Prune Tart with Armagnac Whipped Cream – Emeril Lagasse
- Oatmeal and Prune Muffin – Sara Moulton
- Chicken with Prunes: Pollo alle Prugne – Mario Batali
- Pork Roast Stuffed with Apricots and Prunes – Theo Weening, Whole Foods
- Perfect Poached Fruit – Barefoot Contessa
- Dirty Rice Pudding – Emeril Lagasse
How to Play:
Everyone is welcome to play, but unfortunately, there's no prize this week. I hope you'll still play along for fun, though!
- Cook/prepare something during the challenge week (3/8-3/14) with prunes
- Do a blog post about what you made
- Add the Challenge banner (the muffin photo – available here – click) to your blog post, optional
- Leave me a comment on this post to let me know you did your post so I can add your link to the list
TBD – Leave me a comment on this post with a link to your prune-post and I'll add your link here.
Special thanks to everyone who played last week!