I was lucky enough to avoid any sort of crazy weather this holiday season. I purposely chose to avoid any potential snow storms in the northern midwest, so I flew through Texas to get to Ohio...annnnnd success! Although a little out of the way, Texas was actually a pleasant balmy 67 degrees as I exited the plane.
But back to the business of food. We had so much good food over the holidays that I couldn't even begin to list everything off. Instead, I will highlight it in different posts as we enter into 2011. Today's entry is going to be short and sweet...literally.
The second to last morning in Ohio, my parents and I went to an early yoga class, and then came home to have a hearty breakfast. My mom had bought a couple of grapefruit with the idea to broil them for a breakfast appetizer. What a great way to start the day off after doing at least 50 push-ups in yoga class, which by the way has made my arms sore (in a good painful way) going on two days now.
The following recipe is so simple. All my mom did was sprinkle a little sugar on top of the grapefruit and broiled them for about 10 minutes. You could also add brown sugar to make a carmelized taste. Or a hint of cinnamon or vanilla extract. Honey or pure maple syrup would be interesting as well. Whatever you choose, just add a little bit, so to not overpower the fresh taste of the grapefruit.
We started off by eating the broiled grapefruit, and then complemented the meal with eggs and toast with a vanilla pear spread topped with ground flax seeds. Out of the three of us, I was the lucky one the get the extra half. Thanks Mom and Dad!
Simple Broiled Grapefruit
2 grapefruit, cut in half
Sugar to sprinkle
Preheat oven to broil. Cut the grapefruit in half. Take a knife to cut around the edges and between the individual slices to make it easier when it comes to eating the grapefruit. Sprinkle each half with a little bit of sugar. Place the grapefruit halves on a baking sheet.
Broil for about 10 minutes or until the juice bubbles. The fruit will rise a little from the peel as it cooks. Take out of oven and enjoy as a breakfast appetizer!