Out of this Galaxy Cantaloupe Treat

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

CantaloupeWith just a couple minutes of preparation, you can turn a simple cantaloupe into a fanstastic galactic treat. Add a piece of whole wheat toast and this recipe becomes a terrific meal to start the day.

1 medium sized cantaloupe

1 2/3 cups of large curd cottage cheese

1 Tbsp ground almonds, shredded coconut, or raisins (or a mixture)

Drizzle of honey

Using a large, sharp knife, cut the cantaloupe crosswise into rings. Trim off the rind and scoop out the seeds. Place each ring on a plate and carefully cut the ring into bite-sized pieces while keeping the ring shape. Using an ice cream scoop, fill the center with a scoop of cottage cheese (about 1/3 cup). Sprinkle a planetary dusting of ground almonds, raisins and coconut over the cottage cheese and drizzle a solar spray of honey on top. Serve.