Fresh Persimmons and Apples with Dip

Last night I went to H-Mart (the Korean grocery store near Oxford Valley Mall) to do some shopping. I happened upon a package of persimmons, 3 for $1.49, so I decided to buy them, even though they looked a little sickly – sort of like tomatoes on the verge of going bad. But I was curious.

Apparently there are two types of persimmons: Hachiyas and Fuyus. I bought Fuyus. The Fuyu looks basically like a tomato: red and round. Hachiyas are more pear shaped and must be very ripe before you try to eat them (otherwise they are too astringent). I think Hachiyas are better for baking (try cookies), while Fuyus are delicious plain.

The Fuyus I bought felt plump and soft to the touch. They were perfectly ripe.

This morning I sliced one of the persimmons, sliced a Gala apple, and mixed them together with some of the fruit dip I posted earlier (dip!).

Fresh Persimmons and Apples with Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe persimmon
  • 1 apple
  • 2 tablespoons¬†fruit dip
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (walnuts, perhaps?)

Directions

  1. Slice fruit. Mix with dip. Sprinkle nuts. EAT!

Apples with Brussels Sprouts Recipe

I got the idea for this recipe from a great vegan blog, vegalicious. The link is here: Vegalicious Brussels Recipe.

Apples with Brussels Sprouts Recipe

 

Apples and Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

  • 1 package Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 sliced apple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider

Directions

  1. Slice the apple and add a dash of lemon juice to keep the color.
  2. Cut and quarter the Brussels sprouts. Steam until al dente.
  3. Saute the onions, then add the water and sparkling cider. Heat until about half the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Put sprouts in a serving bowl and add the onion sauce. Mix. Then add the apple and mix again.
  5. Serve! (Add salt and pepper to taste.)
Apples and Brussels Sprouts

This could be a side dish with dinner. Very light and very simple.