Saturday, July 4, 2015

Healthy Eating before #FWCon Grilled Pineapple

REALLY trying to keep to a low cal fresh fruit and veg diet until I over indulge at the Food and Wine Festival #FWCon in Orlando just a couple of weeks away! Such an #amazing  #conference I can't wait...I'm like a little kid at Christmas time...and I have no intention of holding back one tiny bit....I'm going to see everything, do everything and taste everything!
I keep going back to look at the schedule of speakers.....it's totally awe inspiring! Before you run off to make Pineapple Islands take a quick look around the web site for the conference!

As hard as I try this  is one treat I can't resist...and I bet you can't either!  BUT you DON'T need to ....YEAH
Pineapple Islands Floating in Strawberry Coulis
1 pineapple
16 ounces strawberries
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 whole strawberries

Wash, hull and chop the strawberries.
Place berries and balsamic vinegar in a sauce pan over medium heat and cook until softened stirring often.  This should take about 15 minutes.
Put a strainer over a bowl and pour in the strawberries.
Smash through the strainer with the back of a soup ladle.
Chill strawberry coulis in fridge for 30 minutes minimum.
While strawberry coulis is chilling, clean the pineapple by cutting of all the peel then slice into one inch circles. 
Using a sharp knife core each slice so you have a basic doughnut shape.
Heat BBQ grill or grill pan to high.
Rub lightly with a paper towel dipped in the olive oil.
Grill pineapple until browned; 4 to 5 minutes.
Turn slices over and grill another 4 to 5 minutes.
Spoon strawberry coulis onto a plate and place a slice of pineapple in the center of the coulis.

Top with a whole strawberry and serve immediately.

If you want to go to Orlando ...just do it!!!! I promise you will not regret your decision one second AND I LOVE meeting and making new foodie friends.  With that thought in mind I have a discount code worth $50 off your ticket.....FWC15quark.  The link will take you right o how to register...Then let me know so we can meet up!

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