July 8, 2010 § 16 Comments
Peaches and nectarines are summer.
Not only are they delicious and sweet, a medium-sized peach contains 2 grams of dietary fiber, and are are also a good source of vitamin B3 (helps reduce high levels of cholesterol in the blood), potassium, and vitamin C.
Did you know that peaches are of Chinese origin? Illustrations of peaches have been found as far back as 10th century B.C. in China. Apparently the Chinese have also developed a number of races of peaches. [Source]
The peach got its name around 300 B.C., because a Greek philosopher thought the beautiful fruit came from Persia.
The English name is derived from the Latin word Persicum malum, which translates into “Persian apple.” [Source]
It is a negative-calorie food, meaning, you burn more calories by eating and digesting it than the actual amount of calories contained in this fruit (about 60 calories).
Today, I discovered a beautiful way of incorporating peaches into my three meals.
I started out with Peaches ‘n’ Cream for breakfast.
Toasted up a Cinnamon spice Alternative Bagel, nuked half a peach (the other half went to my lunch!) with cinnamon, and topped the other half of the bagel with “cream” (plain nonfat yogurt strained to make it creamier).Of course everything was sprinkled with cinnamon.
I decided to top my leftover yogurt with cherry, just because it makes it look more “dessert-like”! 😀
A beautiful tower of peaches ‘n’ cream!
The main character for lunch today again is…peach!
My research advisor went to Hawaii for 6 days to spend his wedding anniversary/July 4th weekend there. I know right, Hawaii!!! So jealous!
Anyways, he was kind enough to bring back some gifts 🙂
Passionfruit-Mango goodness in a jar! When I opened it I was immediately attacked by the sweet-smelling aroma of passionfruit and mango! They are not kidding when they said passion-mango butter!
I slathered a thin layer onto one half of a sandwich thin, and topped the other half with microwaved peaches (spiked with cinnamon), and brie!
Oh my word, I cannot tell you how good this sandwich was. Again like my apple-sweet potato-brie sandwich from yesterday, I was savoring every single bite.
note to self: buy more peaches for next week
Today was by far the longest and slowest day in lab. I was so sure that Time just jumped into a pool of jello or something, and was just swimming along a little too slowly. Good thing I had this bright pink shirt to cheer me up a lil today.
When 5 o’clock eventually came around the corner, my lab mate and I stumbled into my car and hit the road for a Potluck Party and our lab manager’s house.
I made 3 batches of these flourless peanut butter cookies, with crunchy peanut butter!
I think I like ’em crunchy than smooth! 🙂
Well, the forgetful part of me left my camera at home, thus the lack of pictures of all the gourmet food we had:
- Spinach salad with peaches, walnuts, cranberries, feta tossed in olive oil
- Pasta salad
- Chocolate chip cookies
- homemade Snickerdoodles
- Chips & guac
- Homemade ice cream
- Homemade Dark Chocolate truffles (sooooo good!)
- Other stuff that include meat that I can’t eat
See? Told ya I had peaches x 3 today! The dark chocolate truffle was seriously AHHHmazing! I need to ask for that recipe fo’ sho! Or raid his room tomorrow…haha. The guy who made this said he still had 16 or so in his dorm room. I really wanted some homemade ice cream too, but I was too full by the time the professor who brought it showed up. It looked delish!
Tomorrow’s a Friday! And the end of my 8th week of research (out of 10). In less than 3 weeks I’ll be heading back home to Taiwan! Woot woot 😀
+ Do you like crunchy or creamy peanut butter more?