I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Timex to raise awareness about Earth Hour, happening this month on Sunday, March 28th. For an hour on this day, I want to encourage all of you to turn off your phones, set down social media and maybe get together with some friends to eat something delicious and do something crazy like, I don’t know, talk to each other. I know! What a concept. For every pledge shared, $1 will be donated to Earth Hour. That’s a lot of donations if everyone participates! Timex is using the hashtag #TimeToGlo to get people involved, and best of all, they’re helping me to reward you for your participation by giving away a free Weekender navy/gold watch, pictured here, to one of you! To win, just use the #TimeToGlo tag on Twitter or Instagram and tell me how you try to stay environmentally friendly! You can also repost a photo of the watch on Instagram or Twitter with the same hashtag. I will admit that I’ve been wearing the watch around myself lately and I absolutely love it PLUS it glows in the dark, so I can continue to obsessively check on what time it is no matter where I am. I hope that you’ll join me in pledging to turn off your devices and dedicate some time to Earth Hour by visiting Timex’s very cool pledge site, and sharing with your friends that you promise to do your part! Spread the word and I promise that you’ll not only be helping keep Earth a better place, but hey, you may just get a free watch out of the whole thing.
In keeping with the Earth Hour theme, I wanted to share a recipe that was simple, fresh and can be made without too much energy or electricity. So, I present to you this Winter Citrus Salad. You can serve it with a dollop of Greek yogurt or maybe even a little whipped cream, or maybe drizzle a little golden honey on top if you’re feeling adventurous, but really, the star here is the fruit. I’ve used my favorite tart blood oranges, alongside wonderfully bitter grapefruit, refreshing oranges and sweet kiwi, then tossed everything together with roughly chopped pecans and chia seeds, for crunch and fiber. This is just what you need to get you going first thing in the morning, or to jumpstart your internal energy levels when you start to slow down around 3pm. I will admit that I ate every single bite of what you see pictured on my own before I could even bother to ask my husband if he’d like a bite, but that’s what is bound to happen when you stick with the basics and let the produce shine without muddling it up too much with other things. I can taste all of these juicy winter citrus fruits together now, and honestly, it’s making me hungry. I’m ready to make this again for brunch this weekend.
You can use any combination of citrus/fruit, obviously – I added kiwi for color and texture, but you can keep this party strictly citrus if you like.
I will admit I ate this whole plate by myself and didn’t offer Kramer any.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to make your Earth Hour pledge!
- 1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced
- 1 blood orange, peeled and sliced
- 1 naval orange, peeled and sliced
- 2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
- ½ cup roughly chopped pecans or walnuts
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- honey, for drizzling
- Supreme or peel your citrus, then slice them into rounds. Do the same for your kiwi. Arrange on two plates however you like (although I found stacking them to be visually appealing). Sprinkle with your nuts and chia seeds. Spoon a dollop of yogurt on the side, then drizzle generously with honey.