Versatile peaches

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”! πŸ˜€

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 πŸ™‚

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!

Glossy peaches!

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! πŸ™‚

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
  • Enchiladas!
  • Lasagne
  • Pasta salad
  • Watermelon!
  • Brownies
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • homemade Snickerdoodles
  • Chips & guac
  • Homemade ice cream
  • Homemade Dark Chocolate truffles (sooooo good!)
  • Ravioli
  • Cheesecakes
  • 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 πŸ˜€


+ Do you like crunchy or creamy peanut butter more?


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§ 16 Responses to Versatile peaches

  • kat says:

    Peaches are my favorite. I seriously adore them. I’m hoping to take a bunch from my daddys trees this weekend πŸ™‚ I loooove hawaii. My honeymoon was there πŸ™‚ I also had a soccer tourny there in highschool. So gorgeous there!!

  • Monet says:

    All of these photographs and facts are making me want to reach over and pull a peach out of my fruit bowl. I adore peaches, and I’m so glad it is summer so that we can enjoy their glory!

  • teenagehealthfreak says:

    passion mango butter?!!?? jealous. lol that sounds awesome! thanks for the peach facts! πŸ™‚ nice pictures..and I like creamy.

  • Wei-Wei says:

    My mom’s been buying peaches like mad, and when she carries them home from the supermarket she can’t carry anything else. She cradles them in her chest like a baby, seriously! But it’s worth it, because they’re so juicy and sweet and mmmm. I love peaches and it helps to think that they’re healthy too πŸ˜‰

    Does brie go well with fruit? I’ve seen it eaten with apples and now peaches! My sister says it goes well with grapes, too.


    PS: Your potluck party has my mouth watering.

  • Joanne says:

    What great ways to incorporate peaches into every meal. That bagel looks sinfully delicious!

  • crunchy crunchy crunchy!!! i just had a bar with crunch peanut butter right now!!! ❀

    omg that shirt is ADORABLE!! haha


  • I love how you always give so much information about what you’re eating. I had no clue peaches were of Chinese origin (there go my precious Jersey peaches, ha…). Awesome!

  • highonhealthy says:

    I haven’t had a single peach this year! Actually, I didn’t have one last year either. Also haven’t had plums and tons of other summery fruit. We have them at my grocery store but they aren’t organic and I don’t want them if they’re covered in pesticides because I’m lazy and don’t like washing them.

    When it comes to crunchy or creamy PB, I like both! Creamy is easier to spread so I usually go for that but crunchy is just way more fun to eat.

  • Michal says:

    I just love peaches too, in the summer i gobble up so many of them simply because i go through withdrawal when winter comes. And I love both kinds of peanut butter, the more the better in my book πŸ™‚

  • This reminded me how much I love peaches, but I don’t eat them enough! I love how you have them on sandwiches!

    That potluck spread sounds incredible. I would have been all over those dark chocolate truffles too. πŸ˜€

    I love my creamy soy nut butter. I’ve never tried the crunchy kind though!

  • CourtandWhit says:

    The PB cookies look yum, and totally love your bagel creation, it is nothing like our work. Very creative πŸ™‚ And the shirt is awesome too!!!

  • Oh girl, that passionfruit mango butter looks too good for words, and paired with the peach and brie? Oi, I can only imagine πŸ˜‰ Love the creativity there! AND your shirt. I need to have a cute shirt like that!!
    I am definitely a crunchy PB fan, too. But…I’ll take it either way πŸ˜‰

  • I’m all about crunchy peanut butter…and peaches πŸ™‚ We have a good few in the fridge and I know just what I want to eat tomorrow now πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  • Megan says:

    Love the peachy info! And that sandwich looks amaaazing.
    It’s funny because for pb I like crunchy, but with almond butter I like creamy! Go figure.

  • thehungryscholar says:

    So creative with the peaches. I’ve been meaning to make some peach recipes this summer. You’ve certainly inspired me!

  • I LOOOVVEEE that you flew a kite!! AH! I haven’t done that in ages and miss it. How is something so simple so much fun? Great post!

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