Elegant Pomegranate – Sima’s Healthy Indulgence Cookbook

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Let the festivities begin! And what better way than with this Elegant Pomegranate sparkling drink?

This fantastically flavorful drink is just one of the many indulgences from Sima Cohen’s new cookbook Sima’s Healthy Indulgence: 100 Revamped, guilt-free recipes to transform your life.

Sima is a celebrity trainer, nutritionist, wellness expert and life coach with 20 years experience. Her new cookbook has 100 soul-and-stomach satisfying recipes which cover six meals a day (three main courses & three snacks), including nutritious drinks and desserts.

The bonus is that all recipes are designed with less than 10 ingredients to be ready in less than 30 minutes.

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I recently listened to Sima speak passionately about her philosophy of having a better relationship with ones’ self and the food one eats. Her methodology involves daily celebration without deprivation, compromise or calorie counting. A good example is her endorsement of bread, chocolate, and wine—with the stipulation not to indulge them every day and to eliminate food guilt when you do.

In addition to her easy to follow recipes, this book includes tips on what to stock in your pantry, techniques to help you get in shape, how to combine your food and so much more.

Here are a few of the delicious recipes from her cookbook that I enjoyed at Melissa’s Produce.

Cucumber cups | Sima's Healthy Indulgence

Egg Salad Cucumber Cups pg. 160 

Party It Up Salad pg. 112 

Butternut Squash Soup pg.100 

Goddess Salad | Sima's Healthy Indulgence

Goddess Salad pg. 107

Chicken Wrap with a Kick pg. 74 

Power Up Steak | Sima's Healthy Indulgence

Powered Up Steak pg. 124 

Chocolate Dreamy Tart pg. 218 

berry parfait | Sima's Healthy Indulgence

So Berry-Coco-Licious pg. 164 

Today’s Recipe: Elegant Pomegranate

This recipe couldn’t be simpler. Add ingredients and mix.

Pomegranate molasses and rose water can be found at most higher end grocery stores, middle-eastern stores, or online.

For my American palette, I chose to cut down the rose water. I would start with a few drops, taste and adjust to your preference. It tastes great without the rose water as well.

Elegant Pomegranate - Sima’s Healthy Indulgence Cookbook
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Recipe type: Drinks
 
This simple and beautiful sparkling drink will wow your guests with its unique and delightful taste.
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
  • 16 ounces sparkling water
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils
  • 5-10 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a pitcher and mix until pomegranate molasses dissolves. Add the pomegranate arils and serve.
Notes
Serves: 2 | Prep time: 5 minutes

I was curious to see how this recipe would taste if I replaced the sparkling water with Champagne. It was decadently delicious, but just remember—celebration with moderation.

Elegant Pomegranate | She Paused 4 Thought

What is the healthy indulgence plan all about?

“Simply put, it’s about living with abundance, with appreciation, and with gratitude for all we have.” – Sima Cohen

That is my kind of living.
…and then, she paused for thought

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of Deepa’s Secrets to cook with. All opinions are my own.
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About Cathy Arkle

Cathy Arkle is a food blogger, culinary explorer, graphic artist, and cooking class junkie. Her inspirations come from her travels across the globe (50 countries) in the last 20+ years partaking in various ethnic cuisines while working as a graphic artist for major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX & ESPN). She has collected a few Emmys in the field of graphic design for sports & entertainment. Cathy is also a graduate of the Pro Chef courses at The New School of Cooking in Culver City, CA

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10 Responses to Elegant Pomegranate – Sima’s Healthy Indulgence Cookbook

  1. Sue @ It's Okay to Eat the Cupcake November 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    This is just beautiful, Cathy, simple and fuss-free; understated elegance at its finest. And I vote for Champagne too! (In moderation, of course!)

    • Cathy Arkle November 21, 2017 at 10:30 am #

      Thanks Sue. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Cheri Newell November 22, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    Everything looked beautiful and I definitely have to try that “Mocktail!” Happy Thanksgiving Cath!!!

    • Cathy A December 1, 2017 at 10:18 am #

      Thanks Cheri, I think you would really enjoy this unique and easy to make drink.

  3. Nanette La Salle November 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    Very nice! I can’t imagine how much time it took you to make all of these wonderful things!

    • Cathy A December 1, 2017 at 10:19 am #

      Melissa’s produce made all of those dishes. They always do an awesome job of feeding us bloggers/media guests so we can get a nice sampling of each cookbook. Everything was delicious.

  4. Greg Henry (@sippitysup) December 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Yes to the Gorgeous Champagne version for me too.

    • Cathy Arkle December 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

      Cheers and Happy Holidays to you Greg.

  5. Faye Levy December 4, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

    Looks beautiful, and sounds good with Champagne!
    Good point about the rosewater. It seems that different brands vary in strength.

    • Cathy Arkle December 6, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

      I didn’t know different brands vary in strength, I just know that the brand I bought seemed strong to me, but that might just be my palette.

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