Now, being almost 35, I can say that I still relish in the freedom of something still so out of the box, and the sense of accomplishment that only can come with personal victory. The way I express these thrills may look different now, but the value is the same. I value creating experiences to bring about utter joy, and I adore the different.
So you ask, "What does this have to do with food?", and I simply answer. EVERYTHING.
My fun way to enjoy a deliciously divine simplicity.
Roasted Stuffed Pineapple
|I was hooked after I picked fresh pineapples in Costa Rica!|
2 cups Amaretti cookies, chopped
1/2 c brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 c. Lightly toasted coconut
1/2 c hazelnuts,roughly chopped
1/4c butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 Line cookie sheet with foil
In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients and set aside.
Slice whole pineapple in half. With a small knife run it on either side of then tough core at an angle and remove. Using the same knife, make a grid of 1/2-1" cuts so it is in cube form being careful not to cut through skin at bottom
Stuff the crumb mixture into crevasses and pack onto top as well.
Drizzle melted butter over pineapple.
Place in oven for 40-60 minutes or until sides are slightly bubbling
Serve on a large platter with a fresh dollop with whipped cream. Forks in hand and dig in!