When I came home from work, the pups and I went for a run through the trails at rock creek park.
I’m not sure if they hate me right now or love me…. I hope it’s love!
With a side of Edamame for extra protein.
- 2 stalks of rhubarb
- ¾ cup strawberries
- ½ cup of white sugar
- ¼ cup water
Slice the rhubarb and strawberries into small pieces.
Add all the ingredients to a shallow and wide pan and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until the fruit is tender, especially the rhubarb.
Add on top of the world’s greatest ice cream.
Before we talk Rhubarb, let’s talk about Alden’s ice cream.
AMAZING. The first flavor I tried was the peanut butter and chip. This is hands down the best one. Their Cookies n Cream and Mint Chip is also delicious. For a while I only saw them at Whole Foods, but I recently saw them at Safeway. They are making a move! Highly highly recommend you go out and buy a gallon, you won’t be disappointed!
Now let’s talk Rhubarb.
When I went to cook them I noticed they were a little green. I did a quick search to see if they were not ripe yet, but several sites indicated that green rhubarb is OK. So away I cut. When I started looking at recipes I noticed that most of them were dessert based. This is because it has a tart flavor which is often offset by sugar. Remember, it’s not a fruit it’s a vegetable! I had to remind myself that several times.
Rhubarb is a very low calorie vegetable 100 grams of rhubarb contains 21 kcals and 2 grams of fiber. It is also a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Other vitamins and minerals include calcium, folate, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, thiamin and pantothenic acid, The red stalks contain more Vitamin A than the greener stalks, bummer.
NOTE*** Do NOT eat the leaves, they are toxic. Good thing the rhubarb I purchased at the Farmer’s Market did not contain leaves, because I would have eaten them! I highly doubt that rhubarb are sold with the leaves anywhere.
Funny coincidence today, one of my coworkers was eating a strawberry and rhubarb pie. I told her that I just made a strawberry and rhubarb sauce. Her response was ‘why did you not make a pie?’ To be honest, I never made a home made pie! I have made pumpkin pie, but of course with an already made pie shell and canned pumpkin. Hopefully my first home made pie will be happening shortly!
Have a good night!