From Lauren: I’m excited to introduce you to Sophie from A Squirrel in The Kitchen! Sophie creates gorgeous autoimmune-friendly recipes and I invited her to guest post a recipe here.
The inspiration to create this rosemary infused pear sorbet came from a wonderful experience I had in Belgium, years ago, in a fancy restaurant called “The Prince of Liege”. My husband’s grand-father liked to spoil us from time to time and that day he was treating us to a special lunch. It was one of those establishments with smart waiters gliding around us in black suits, artistically folded linen napkins, and subdued ambiance.
I don’t remember the dishes we ordered, but I do remember the little entremets we got to savor in between courses. Something small, elegant, with a mild flavor to reset your palate. One of them was a refreshing fruit sorbet, served in a dainty little dish with a Polly Pocket size spoon!
- 4 big Bartlett pears (or 5 small)
- ½ cup water
- ½ TBSP honey
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary (3-4 inches)
- Peel and cut pears into small pieces.
- In a pot over medium-low heat, add pears, water, honey, and rosemary (push the rosemary at the bottom of the pan and cover with water and pears).
- Boil for 10 minutes, or until the pears are soft.
- Remove from the heat, cover, and let cool down.
- Remove the sprig of rosemary before transferring the fruit mixture to your Vitamix or high speed blender. Blend on high for 20 seconds.
- Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge to chill.
- Now follow the manufacturer's instructions to process the fruit sorbet through your ice-cream maker.
- This sorbet can be served immediately as a soft serve. Place in the freezer 1 hour for a firmer texture.
Sophie Van Tiggelen is an autoimmune warrior, foodie, self-trained paleo chef, and photographer. She blogs at A Squirrel in the Kitchen, where her mission is to demonstrate that you can eat gourmet meals on the autoimmune protocol! Her French heritage shines through in her simple, yet creative cooking style and her recipes are doable even for beginning cooks.
Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, she regained health and vitality while eating colorful and nutritious food on the elimination diet. Stress management and regular practice of moderate exercise are also an important part of her healing journey. She lives now in Colorado with her husband and their three teenage girls.