Tuesday, 4 July 2017
First question: Is rhubarb a fruit or vegetable? We eat it like a fruit...sourly...but biologically it is far from a fruit.
So how do we get it to taste yummy without being too too sour? [The sour taste is good for digestion though]. One sugar free way is to use the natural sugar in dates [or raisin or any dried fruit and most fresh fruits] and coconut. Serving with cream or milk helps too.
Water [a few cm in pot]
Rhubarb: 5 or so stalks
Dates: about 1/2 cup
Shredded coconut: 1/2 cup [try to get organic without preservative]
Xtras: berries, milk, cream...
Cut the rhubarb into 1cm piece. Put in boiling water. Add dates right away or can wait till rhubarb almost soft. But cooking the dates adds more sweetness. Add coconut before rhubarb is soft. You can add other fruit at this point also. Can also add oats if you like.
Serve hot with additional fruit if you like, or toasted/raw seeds/nuts and cream/milk. Ice cream is good too - but full of sugar.