Chocolate Melon

I like melon. Now I love chocolate melon!  I eat about 4 lbs. of it every day. This golden honeydew melon / canary melon was ripened outside the refrigerator for a couple of weeks until it got moldy. This method works well for ripening a papaya but I had never tried it with a melon before. This will not work with watermelon. I have tried ripening a watermelon over a period of 6 weeks. Watermelon just gets mushy, slimy and loses flavor as it ages. Watermelon usually does not get moldy on the outside either.

chocolate melon golden honeydew melon canary melon has changed color from white to orange
Golden Honeydew Melon / Canary Melon, Normally they have white flesh but since this one was allowed to fully ripen (off the vine) the flesh has turned orange.

Chocolate Melon Recipe

How to make a melon such as cantaloupe, summer kiss, sugar kissmelorange, honeydew, golden honeydew, canary taste like chocolate.

I have been successful using the following melons with this recipe:

Golden Honeydew, Canary
Melorange
Summer Kiss
Sugar Kiss

1. Instructions for each melon type:

Summer Kiss, Sugar Kiss, Melorange –

These melons are very easy to use with this recipe. Ripen on the counter for 1-2 days until soft. You should be able to press in on it with your finger. Then refrigerate for 1-2 days. Melon will be almost liquid and will drip when you cut into it. Do not let it get moldy. Summer Kiss melons will turn from green to orange when using this recipe.

Golden Honeydew, Canary –

Allow to ripen outside the refrigerator for a couple of weeks until it gets brown and mushy on the ends then refrigerate for a few days. The picture above shows a Golden Honeydew, Canary melon that has turned from white to orange. It is not a cantaloupe.

Cantaloupe –

I have tried this several times with a cantaloupe but I am unable to produce positive results. The cantaloupe ends up being moldy on one side and firm on the other. The moldy side has no flavor and has to be removed. I will keep trying though since this melon ripens fast and is easiest to find.

Honeydew Melon –

I cut one open that had a little mold on one end. Inside where the mold was it had turned brown so I removed that part. It did not seem like it was any sweeter. It took about 6 weeks to develop mold outside the refrigerator.

2. Wash off any mold and then cut off the skin and any parts that don’t taste or look right. Note the inside of a golden honeydew / canary will turn from white to orange.

3. Remove seeds and cut into cubes.

4. Freeze the melon cubes for about 24 hours this should increase the flavor and make the melon last longer. The freezing process will also make the melon go from extremely mushy to very firm.

5. Eat the Chocolate Melon.

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Vegan Whole Wheat Bread v3.0

Vegan Whole Wheat Bread v3.0 is a vegan bread that is made in a bread machine and contains no added salt or sugar.

IngredientsAmountCalories
Water10 oz.0 cal.
Whole Wheat Flour3 cups1200 cal.
Wheat Gluten2 TBSP60 cal.
Dry Yeast1.75 tsp20 cal.

*This bread will not rise as much since it contains no added salt and sugar but it is only about a 0.5 – 1 inch difference compared to bread that contains salt and sugar.

Directions:

  1. Follow the directions for Wheat Bread in your bread machine manual.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 30g
Servings Per Container 21.93

Amount Per Serving
Calories 58.37 Calories from Fat 2.61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.29g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0045g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0.17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11.02g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.24g 9%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2.30g 5%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
NutrientAmount
Calcium0.101%
Iron3.294%
Thiamine5.471%
Riboflavin1.094%
Niacin4.377%
Folic Acid / Folate2.188%

 

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Watermelon Jam v1.0

This is an easy to make watermelon jam. All you need is chia seeds and a fork.

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Makes 1 cup, 16 TBSP.

IngredientsAmountGramsCalories
Chia Seeds2 TBSP28g139 cal.
Watermelon2 cups264g80 cal.

Directions:

  1. Cut watermelon into very small pieces.
  2. Mash with a fork and keep cutting if necessary.
  3. Put in air tight container and stir in Chia Seeds.
  4. Refrigerate for several hours.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 TBSP
Servings Per Container 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 13.7 Calories from Fat 5.13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.57g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0.4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 1.172g
Protein 0.39g 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
NutrientAmount
Polyunsaturated Fat0.43g
Monounsaturated Fat0.05g
Potassium25.7mg
Vitamin A2%
Vitamin C2%
Calcium1%
Iron1%
Thiamine1%
Niacin1%
Vitamin B61%
Manganese3%
Phosphorus2%
Copper1%
Selenium2%
Magnesium2%
Zinc1%

 

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Mixed Fruit Marmalade v1.0

My Mixed Fruit Marmalade is easy to make and tastes great. For an even easier recipe check out my Banana Jam recipe.

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Makes 1.75 cups, 28 TBSP.

IngredientsAmountGramsCalories
Apples3/4 cup90g47 cal.
Chia Seeds2 TBSP28g, 1oz.139 cal.
Grapefruit1/2 cup75g24 cal.
Oranges1/2 cup122g57 cal.
Peaches1/2 cup80g31 cal.
Plums1/4 cup41g19 cal.
Watermelon1/2 cup66g23 cal.

Directions:

  1. Cut fruit into very small pieces.
  2. Mash fruit with a fork and keep cutting if necessary.
  3. Put in air tight container and stir in Chia Seeds.
  4. Refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 TBSP
Servings Per Container 28

Amount Per Serving
Calories 12.14 Calories from Fat 3.06
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.34g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0.2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 1.405g
Protein 0.28g 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

NutrientAmount
Polyunsaturated Fat0.24g
Monounsaturated Fat0.3g
Potassium29.53mg
Vitamin A1.28%
Vitamin C6.53%
Calcium0.89%
Iron0.57%
Vitamin E0.25%
Thiamine0.89%
Riboflavin0.39%
Niacin0.75%
Vitamin B60.39%
Manganese1.67%
Phosphorus1.14%
Copper0.85%
Selenium0.82%
Magnesium1.25%
Zinc0.39%
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Banana Jam v1.0

This banana jam is really simple to make. All you need is a banana and a fork.

banana jam on wheat toast

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients:

IngredientsAmountGramsCalories
Bananas2 Cups Sliced267 cal.

Directions:

  1. Mash bananas with a fork.
  2. Place in air tight container in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 TBSP
Servings Per Container 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 16.69 Calories from Fat 0.54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.06g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0.2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 2.29g
Protein 0.2g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

NutrientAmount
Potassium67.1 mg.
Vitamin C3%
Riboflavin2%
Niacin1%
Vitamin B63%
Manganese3%
Copper1%
Magnesium1%
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