Tuesday, April 21, 2009

fresh fruit = healthy, right?

I get in trouble a lot for the amount of carbs I eat. Not necessarily 'cause I need to watch my weight, but because, my mother says, it's unhealthy and I need protein. It doesn't help that I don't particularly care for red meat.

One of my favorite forms of delicious carbohydrates is a French country loaf from Whole Foods. They're 99 cents, so I buy two every week. Whole Foods may be over-priced and overboard with the Green thing, but they know how to make some bread.

A couple months ago, after making desserts for a get-together we were having, I popped a slice into the toaster for a quick snack. And then I noticed it: leftover strawberry frosting. Do you know what strawberry frosting and warm toasted bread is? THE BEST THING... SINCE SLICED BREAD.

It is made with fresh strawberries. Therefore it is good for you.

The frosting was for (I'm sure) equally good strawberry cupcakes, but the frosting was the only recipe we kept. I made some the other week especially for my bread.

RECIPE TIME! (edited, slightly)

With electric mixer, make 1 cup of softened butter all floofy. If you are using unsalted butter, add a dish dash of salt. Slowly pour in 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (as opposed to 3 cups of powdered sugar because the other 1/2 cup blew in your face when it hits the mixer). A 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (not extract, if at all possible. The real vanilla is so much better) and 4-5 Tablespoons of pureed strawberry. That's about five or six strawberries I think. Please take the little green hats off first.

Toast bread, spread on, and tell yourself that the frosting is good for you because it has real strawberries. Don't think about the 5 trillion grams of sugar you're eating.


quact said...

Slice tomatoes and spread them on the bread. Sprinkle with sugar. Eat and enjoy. Once you have tasted it you'll agree it tastes just as good.

tiph said...

I must say, sugar on tomatoes does not sound particularly appetizing, but I'm willing to give it a shot. :D

Evelyn said...

mmm strawberries :)

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