Genesis 1:29 – And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.
Consecration is designed to bring us closer to God, and the purity of foods eaten during this time reminds me of a modern-day return to Eden. But, although the process calls u to sacrifice: who said fasting has to be boring? Start your day with this delicious fruit salad, which can be adjusted according to taste, or to include in-season fruits. Serves 2. Enjoy!
One apple (seeded and cubed with skin on)
Two pears (preferably Bosc, seeded and sliced with skin on)
1 cup of fresh pineapple , cut into tidbits
1 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
5 blackberries, cut in half*
3 tablespoons non-dairy vanilla yoghurt*
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
¼ cup of Pomegranate seeds
Combine apple, pears, pineapple, grapes, and blackberries in a large bowl. Add yoghurt and coconut; mix with fruit. Spoon into serving bowls; top with pomegranate seeds.
· Did you know there are yoghurts on the market made without dairy? Look for yoghurt made from almond, soy, or coconut milk.
· Buy berries and grapes in-season for best flavor and lowest prices, and freeze for use later.
Photo and recipe: Karen Lascaris