So if you've been following along with any of the food trends, you know that pomegranates are hot. As in, if it was a celebrity it would've been in that car with Britney, Paris and LL. It is hot hot hot and no matter what, people can't seem to get enough of it. And much like high maintenance celebrities, pomegranates can be difficult to deal with. When you cut or rip it open, the juice tends to splatter around and soon you're left with a stained shirt and a crime scene (seriously, this stuff will stain, clean it up asap).

However, all of that drama can be avoided. I've got a technique so simple, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it first.

Fill a large bowl with water. Submerge pomegranate. If you're tough, you can just rip it open (otherwise you'll need to make a small incision first). Start pulling away the white part and let the seeds drop to the bottom of the bowl. Discard everything but the seeds and then strain. Voila! You should have about 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds and no bloody crime scene to clean.