An interesting and adventuresome dinner tonight. Here is the recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce and an interesting side to this BBQ sauce, it also goes with chicken and beef. We had it with pork tenderloin and it was fantastic. The recipe calls for oven roasting the tenderloin for 15 minutes. Ours was big enough that it probably should have gone 25 to 30 minutes. You too, may also have to extend the oven time. Enjoy the photo and you can Left-Click the photo to see it enlarged. The recipe is also a permanent entry to the Recipe File listed above. Cheers.
This was really very good. Fun to make and easy. It is a modified version of a traditional puttanesca, but just as good, I think. I will post the recipe in the recipe file later today. But for now, here is the dish. Enjoy!! For dessert, Robin cut up some watermelon and mixed it with some blueberries. Then splashed on some Grand Marnier. It was yummy. There is none left over! Here is The Puttanesca Recipe. You can also find it in the Recipe File as listed above.
Robin found this in the Idahostatesman today, 11/11/11. Interesting reading. Enjoy!
You Docs: There’s a new superfruit in town
The You Docs Tip of the Day:
– Statesman wire services
Unless you live in San Diego or Key Largo, scribbling watermelon on your grocery list in November is about as likely as the Cardinals winning the World Series. Be like the Cards: Do it anyway! Watermelon’s racking up health points. The latest:
1. Watermelon degunks arteries. Swapping watermelon juice for water reduces body fat, lowers LDL cholesterol and — the biggest effect — cleans heart-threatening plaque out of arteries. Early days on this research, but it fits.
2. It drops your blood pressure and boosts circulation. Watermelon is one of the few food sources of citrulline, a protein that’s a real powerhouse. Got borderline hypertension? Citrulline lowers systolic blood pressure by as much as nine points, enough to prevent full-blown hypertension. That’s because it helps produce nitric oxide, powerful stuff that opens and relaxes your arteries. Citrulline also turbocharges blood flow, enhancing circulation to all your vital parts (much the way Viagra does). And citrulline helps wound healing and cell division.
3. It’s loaded with lycopene. This potent plant polyphenol is thought to fend off heart disease and some cancers (though prostate cancer looks like a bust). Tomatoes are considered the lycopene all-stars, but cup for cup, watermelon has 40 percent more.
4. It’s naturally low-cal. There are only 96 calories in two fill-you-full cups of sweet watermelon.
Whether you slice it, dice it or juice it, eat watermelon year-round, not just on the Fourth of July. Happily, it’s increasingly a salad-bar staple. And, yes, you can buy 100 percent watermelon juice; if your local health-food store doesn’t have it, Amazon.com does.
The You Docs — Mehmet Oz, host of “The Dr. Oz Show” and Mike Roizen of Cleveland Clinic — are authors of “YOU: Losing Weight.” To submit questions, go to www. RealAge.com. A King Features syndicate.