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Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce

CONTEST CLOSED -- Winner announced soon!

Welcome to our Hanukkah Blog Party, hosted by Leah of Cook Kosher and Miriam of Overtime Cook. It's traditional on Hanukkah to eat fried treats, most notably donuts and latkes, and we've got a fabulous array of Hanukkah themed recipes, treats and crafts from Jewish bloggers all over the world! Continue reading after my recipe for links to all of the delicious treats!

Of course, being the maverick I am, my contribution is not fried.  Fried foods are great, don't get me wrong (just fry me up some sufganiyot  and we'll call it square).  It's just that after several days of partying, a seasonal yet semi-healthy non-fried alternative is quite welcome.   Did you know that, according to that renowned Ayurvedic site Wikipedia, pomegranates have been used for thousands of years to help stop nose bleeds?  Of course, it was probably a bit painful to press a pomegranate up your nose ... but I digress ...

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