Roses are so gloriously romantic and mysterious and heavenly-scented that I can hardly keep them out of my thoughts.
And out of my food.
Rose water. Have you ever tried it?
Rose water is scented water made with rose petals.
----Please bear with me as I shift gears here for a moment----
I've been trying to eat less sugar lately.
I find the hardest part of the day to stiff-arm the sweet beast is in the afternoon, when all I want to do is violently rip the foil wrapper off every chocolate baking bar in the pantry and consume each square.
Today I was scanning the fridge for something--ANYTHING--to eat that would satisfy my afternoon desires.
I used plain Greek yogurt in a delicious chicken salad recipe that I'll share later this week. An almost-full container of the yogurt stared back at me from the wire shelf.
But I'm not "cool enough" yet in the sugar-free realm to eat plain Greek yogurt. It doesn't sit well with me. But I knew there was some way I could "doctor it up".
Enter rose water (and the teensiest teaspoon of agave nectar).
(And the sugar beast is quiet.)
(This "doctoring" of plain Greek yogurt could also be achieved with almond extract, pure vanilla extract, or any other lovely flavoring your heart desires.)
Rose Water Greek Yogurt
1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
1 teaspoon agave nectar (or other natural sweetener, if desired)
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon rose water
Mix together. Inhale. Hear the angels sing. Enjoy.