I had just come back from vacation and although getting away is supposed to be restful, it was the opposite. I barely slept the entire week, both because I was kept up late and because I never slept comfortably. Needless to say, I began to feel sick by the time I returned home. I felt a cold coming on.
So I reached for some vitamin C.
We had just bought a bunch of oranges, however oranges have never been my favorite fruit. Oranges and I share a love-hate relationship. I decided, however, it would be a good idea to have one anyway in attempt to fight my oncoming cold as we did not have any bell peppers. Bell peppers actually have more vitamin C than citrus fruits according to this percentage of vitamin C in bell peppers compared to this percentage of lemons/limes and this one of oranges, though citrus fruits are still a good source.
When I opened the fridge to find the oranges, I also laid eyes upon a new container of plain yogurt, which I had been apart from for a week. I wanted both the oranges and the yogurt.
So I had a thought.
Why not put them together and make a healthy oranges and cream dish?
I was also in the mood for some tahini after recently discovering its exceptional flavor and abilities to enhance many dishes. So I put a spoonful on top of my yogurt just because. I hoped it would add some flavor and protein.
I was right!
This small snack, although definitely differently tasting, was actually pretty good and I have made it several more times.
- 1 orange
- 1/2 cup organic, plain, non-fat Greek yogurt (I used Stonyfield's)
- 1 spoonful of tahini
- Scoop yogurt into a small bowl.
- Spoon on tahini.
- Peel orange and separate into slices.
- Dip orange slices into "cream."
I no longer promote consuming dairy, but have left this recipe up for those who choose to do so.