Serving up veggies in all of our products!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fun with Oranges

I came across a fun recipe on "Gelatine Oranges." This had a lot of potential for a healthy snack for kids.

The original recipe was simple:


Orange Gelatin (or Jello)

1. Cut the oranges in half from top to bottom and spoon the fruit from each half, leaving the peel intact. Prepare the gelatin according to the package directions, then pour it into the peel halves, adding fruit pieces if desired.

Set the halves into ramekins or a muffin tin to keep them from tipping and carefully place them in the refrigerator. Let the gelatin set according to the package directions.

Once they're ready, remove the orange halves from the refrigerator, cut them into wedges, and serve.
But here's the problem, maybe you and your kids are vegan? You can't eat regular gelatin. AND why waste the actual orange, why not use it and make a natural, vegan gelatin. I did a little research, here's how you can adjust your recipe.


4 Tbl agar agar (a natural, vegan gelatin made from seaweed)
1 Qt fruit juice (use the juice from the orange and add a little water)

1. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 mins.

2. Fill your orange halves as you would have above and chill.

No comments:

Post a Comment