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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunday Fitness Mixer!

I'm participating in this Fitness Mixer that my friend Jenna Phillips from Mission Possible is putting together! Come get a great workout in and bring a friend!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fruit Tart

My friend, colleague, and amazing massage therapist Marissa Workorski of Hand in Hand Wellness brought this delicious dessert to our latest IIN potluck. What a great way to use all the fresh fruits that are available to us in the summer! The directions are a bit long but the result is worth it, it's beautiful and tasty.

  • Nuts (I used almonds and cashews)
  • Seeds (I used pumpkin seeds)
  • Dried fruits (I used dates, cranberries, and apricots)
Directions for crust:
Place nuts and seeds in blender or food processor and process until small chunks (not quite powder)
Place dried fruits in blender or food processor and process until small pieces and sticky
Mix dry and sticky together, kneading until all the dry ingredients have been blended with the fruits.
Line platter with parchment paper and press fruit/nut mixture firmly to make flat, rounded pizza crust. Smooth and flatten with backside of spoon.

Lemon Curd:
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar or honey
  • 2/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp butter
Directions for lemon curd:
Combine the eggs and sugar or honey in saucepan over medium heat, whisk for 2 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon juice, zest, and butter, and whisk for 5 minutes until it coats the back of a spoon without dripping. Let cool in the pan and transfer to container and cover and chill.

  • Strawberries, Mango, Peaches, Nectarines, Kiwi, Blueberries, Raspberries, etc
Directions for fruit:
Slice and spread in desired fashion over lemon curd.


  • 2/3 c. fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar or honey
  • 2 1/2 tbsp arrowroot powder
Directions for glaze:
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, and add grated orange rind. Allow to cool, but not set up. Spoon over fruit. Chill for at least 2 hours, then cut into wedges and serve.