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light &luscious Anytime is Watermelon Time


(FF) Eating watermelon can help maintain cardiovascular health. That’s because the amino acid called citrulline in watermelon increases free arginine, which helps maintain blood flow, the arteries, and overall cardiovascular function.


Try one of these new twists on watermelon. Grilled Scallops and Watermelon Mini Kebabs 12 24


sea scallops 4


1/4 1 1 1


cups boiling vegetable or chicken broth 1 x 1-inch watermelon cubes cup soy sauce


tablespoon sesame oil tablespoon minced garlic


tablespoon fresh minced ginger


Cut the scallops into halves across the diameter to create half-moon shapes. Place them in a heatproof casserole dish in a single layer. Pour the boiling clear broth over the scallops and let them poach for 5 minutes. Drain and cool the scallops. On each skewer alternate 1 half-moon scallop, then 2 watermelon cubes, then another half-moon scallop. Mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger and brush the kebabs as they are grilled over a medium hot grill for about 90 seconds per side, turning once. Serve warm. Serves 12 as an appetizer.


And for dessert:


Watermelon Oat Crumble Serves 6 to 8 2


1/2 1/8 1 1 6


cups rolled or quick cook oats cup light brown sugar cup honey


teaspoon cinnamon cup chopped pecans cups watermelon balls


Toss the oats, sugar, honey, cinnamon, and pecans until mixed well. Spread into an even layer on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake in pre-heated 300°F oven until golden brown. Turn off oven, leaving the tray in for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and cool. Break into crumbles. Arrange the watermelon balls in 6 to 8 small bowls or wide, stemmed glasses and top with the oat crumble.


22 | ROCHESTER HEALTHY LIVING | APRIL 2011


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