Saturday, May 17, 2008

Strawberry Agua Fresca

This refreshing sipper is about as easy and natural as a recipe comes.

Simply combine two cups water and three tablespoons raw sugar in a bowl. Stir with a whisk until the sugar dissolves. Place three cups halved strawberries in a blender and puree until smooth. Combine the water mixture, the strawberry puree and two tablespoons fresh lime juice in a pitcher. Stir together and serve!

You'll have 4, 1-cup servings of 80 calories.

Variations on this "fresh water", are popular throughout Mexico. Sip through a straw and garnish with strawberries!

strawberries $3.99
limes $1.00

Now here's why I made just a simple drink recipe tonight: most people probably think of going home to Mom's house to have a fresh home-cooked meal. But since I cook every night, my best idea of an indulgent vacation was eating right out the microwave. For this, I turn to the Amy's line of frozen foods. All organic, all vegetarian, and probably 50% vegan, Amy's was my lifeline in the microwave days of college. Due to sodium content (and the fact that I now love cooking) I consider it a rare indulgence, but tonight, that's what I'm eating. Please visit their website!

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance