Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Well its not wolf blood thats for sure! Its pomegranate. The Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5–8 m tall. The pomegranate is native to the region from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and has been cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region and the Caucasus since ancient times. It is widely cultivated throughout Armenia, Iran, India, the drier parts of southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies, and tropical Africa. Introduced into Latin America and California by Spanish settlers in 1769, pomegranate is now cultivated mainly in the drier parts of California and Arizona for its fruits exploited commercially as juice products gaining in popularity since 2001. In the global functional food industry, pomegranate is often mentioned among a novel category of exotic plant sources called "superfruits"
I thought of calling this 'veggie sunrise' and 'tropical borscht' and maybe a couple other equally unnoteworthy titles then I settled simply on 'veganomics' I dont know why.
Tropical borscht is probably the better description of this refreshing soup that is a mix of hot and cold that can be served warm as well. It is simple to make (I say that everytime huh?) but this time it is super simple, so simple its hard to call it cooking.
A little pomegranate juice some steamed winter vegetables, in this case its turnip, butternut squash and yam, and some pomegranate seeds. Thats it. Eat it hot or cold or a mix like say warm juice and warm veggies or cold juice and warm veggies. No matter the temperature the flavor is thrilling!
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 9:38 AM