Watermelon is so much more than a sweet summer memory. Watermelons are fantastic to eat for many reasons. They are 92% water, making them the perfect food for consumption in the hot summer sun. They have high levels of vitamins A, B6, and C. They are loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, and lycopene, with small amounts of potassium and the best part – only 40 calories per cup.

Watermelon is not only delicious, but also good for you! But other than the standard chilled or fresh from the garden watermelon, what else can you do with watermelon? I have talked, in years past, of watermelon smoothies, watermelon sorbet, even a beautiful watermelon, feta, and basil salad. But let’s try a new twist on what you can do with watermelon.

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After 18 years working in the food and beverage industries of Chicago and San Francisco, Angela and Carolyn started a private chef and catering company, Life’s a Feast, in the tri-state area. They embrace their passion of cooking, entertaining, and creating one-of-a-kind experiences for their clients. Carolyn and Angela now share their passion with viewers on their cable show Life’s a Feast, available on Mediacom and their YouTube channel, Life’s a Feast LLC. Both share their expertise on food and wine on our website, their website, as well as their Facebook page. Recipes and photos are the copyrighted and intellectual property of Life’s a Feast, LLC.


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