Food Pairing w/ Watermelon Rind, Apple, Lemongrass Juice and Comfort Food
As a foodie, I will at times alter a recipe to enhance my palate experience. For this dish, I substituted the cheddar cheese for apple smoked cheddar cheese, yum. Instead of three eggs, I elected to use two eggs and the parsley was substituted for the fragrant herb tarragon. Tarragon blends beautifully with the smoked cheese.
Although this dish has a lot of broccoli, I wanted to add more nutrients to boost my nutritional intake to offset the carbs from pasta. The rind should be combined with another juice or herb that reduces flatulence. Too much watermelon rind juice will cause gas. The lemongrass is known for eliminating flatulence. Again, most of the nutrition is inside the rind therefore you must juice the rind to receive an additional amount of antioxidants, minerals and chlorophyll content. I added apple for the sweetness and phytonutrients.