Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Obsessed: Pomegranates

Hello. My name is Julie. I'm addicted to pomegranates.

Well, I don't think it's something that I need to go to a 7-step program for, but they are delicious. and really great for you.

To be honest with you, this is a recent obsession. Pomegranates are an intimidating fruit...I've never really known the best way to cut into them, so I never bought them. They are lumpy and have a weird nub at the top and I didn't know what could and shouldn't be eaten.

So here's a little "how to" care of one of my new favorite blogs for healthy eating - Gina's Skinny Recipes

How To Open A Pomegranate

Step One

Step Two
Remove the top. This easily comes right off.

Step Three
Once you remove the top you will see sections of the pomegranate divided by white membrane, score along those edges and the pomegranate will open up like a flower and all the arils will easily come out.

Step Four

Now that you know how to open a pomegranate correctly...here are some wonderful looking recipes. Hopefully I'll get to try them soon and let you know how they are!!!

Spiced Pears and Pomegranate Recipe
Spiced Pears and Pomegranate


  • 3 pears - peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 pomegranate, skin and light-colored membrane removed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds (optional)
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Place the sliced pears and pomegranate seeds into a bowl. Toss with lemon juice to coat. Combine the brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a small cup or bowl, then mix into the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to blend the flavors. Serve in individual dishes, and garnish with a sprinkling of chopped almonds and a sprig of mint.


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Pomegranate Pancakes



  • Combine flour through baking soda in a bowl
  • Whisk together pomegranate juice, egg and oil
  • Pour pomegranate mixture into the bowl with the four mixture and beat until combined
  • Spray griddle or pan with non-stick cooking spray
  • Pour batter onto pan in individual pancakes, flipping after approximately 2 minutes
  • Cook until batter is set
  • Top with syrup, powdered sugar, fruit or desired toppings

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Cilantro Pepita Pesto, Pomegranate Arils, and Cotija Cheese
Spicy Pumpkin Soup

long recipe - see above hyperlink :)


Mango-Pear Sushi with Pomegranate Blueberry Wasabi

This looks really fun...and it might actually be a wasabi I can handle!! (maybe lol)


Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Seeds (yes, please!)

step by step recipe (see hyperlink)


Pomegranate Martini via Gina's Skinny Recipes
Pomegranate Martini
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 4 oz • Calories: 124 Points: 2 ww points
  • 3 oz Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz citrus infused vodka
  • crushed ice
  • lemon or lime twist
Super chill the glass, shake well with crushed ice and add a twist of lemon or lime for a killer drink.


Pomosa (twist on the traditional Mimosa)
allrecipes.com - no pic, sorry!

  • 1/2 cup brut Champagne
  • 2 tablespoons bottled pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds (optional)

And last, but not least, you can always check out the POM Wonderful website for great recipes/ideas :)

Happy eating...and drinking!!

**all pictures are taken from blogs/websites that have all been referenced with the appropriate recipe :p


  1. Yo! Did you take these pictures? They are awesome!! I cant wait to hang with you tomorrow!

    I love poms!!!

  2. Ooh I love pomegranates too! The sushi looks so creative...and I will definately be trying thos pancakes.

    Thanks for all the neat ideas!


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