They’re Back

When I was at Trader Joe’s the other day, I picked up one of my favorite things

I can’t believe it’s been a few months since I’ve had these orange gems in my life.  I just kind of forgot to replenish my stash and buy some.  Bad move on my part.  Glad I’ve rectified that problem.

I could take down half the bag at a sitting if I didn’t care about possibly turning myself orange

I love the texture of frozen fruit and I think it actually gets sweeter upon thawing.  Could be my imagination though.

MY OTHER RECIPES

I prefer my grapes frozen

And I like bananas best when frozen

Vanilla Avocado Banana “Ice Cream”

And mango is no exception: frozen please

The chunks just kind of melt in my mouth as they unfreeze.  Mmm, good!

You can pair bananas + mangoes for

Vegan Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve

And apples are also back

Raw Vegan GF Apple Crumble is really good

And it’s easy and no-bake and I prefer it to baked crumbles and crisps

But mango anything will always steal the show for me:

Make Mango Ginger Maple Tofu with the chutney (or use apricot preserves or peach jam or similar if you don’t have mango chutney)

And make No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites with dried mango

Told you I love mango and I’m glad it’s back!

Also see my Mango-Themed Recipes post

Most everything in the post could be made with apricots, nectarines, peaches or plums.

The winners of the Sweet Treats Giveaway are:

Mary (What’s Cookin’ with Mary) August 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm

“caramel cheesecake **drool drool**”

and

Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness August 26, 2011 at 10:33 am

“Sooo excited to try the caramel cheesecake!”

Enjoy your sweet treats ladies!

From my last post, Disses & Kisses, thanks for the support about my recipes being swiped and re-posted on other blogs.

What’s happening is somehow the spam content farms are getting a hold of my content and then just farming it out and posting it on their own sites but as Evan pointed out, it’s likely not even a human doing it.  Grrr.  Spam and spammers are the worst!

Good thing there were some Kisses of the Week, too.

Questions:

1. Any foods you’ve forgotten about lately and are glad to have back in your life or need to reincorporate back into your life, asap?

I’ll be honest, I do love Vegenaise but recently I was out, didn’t want to make a special trip to Whole Foods just for it, and picked up a jar of Miracle Whip at the grocery store.  And yes, I loved it growing up, and love it still.

And also, Golden Grahams.  Childhood staple for me that I haven’t had in about a decade!

Yes, there is a recipe coming using them

2. Do you like mangoes?

Clearly, I do.  Big time.

Enjoy your weekend!

57 comments on “They’re Back”

  1. I love eating frozen mango, but I love frozen cherries the best. The texture is so good and they are soooo sweet!

    I can’t wait to see the Golden Grahams recipe. I love that cereal!

  2. oh man I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Mangoes!!!! we eat them unripe (still green) back in the philippines! so good! with a little bit of salt! yumm!! makes my mouth water everytime i think of it!

  3. Yes, frozen mango is the best! The texture is so smooth and buttery (okay, that sounds weird)–plus, you don’t have to peel anything ;)
    I recently, in a way, rediscovered whole grains and lentils. I hadn’t forgotten them per se, but I was always too lazy to spend 40 minutes cooking them. Then I realized my Vita-Mix could turn them into a flour (and grind them with spices at the same time), with which I could easily make whole grain porridges or smooth lentil curries, in under 30 minutes start-to-finish :D

  4. I love frozen fruit! I pop it straight outta the freezer and directly into my mouth. Mango is good, but it’s not at the top of my favorite fruit list. I think all those years working at Starbucks around the banana mango Vivanno ruined it a bit for me. :(

    Can’t wait for the Golden Graham recipe!

  5. You admitted to loving MW ?!?! ;P I knew I wasn’t the only one who liked it.

    WOO HOO! I never win giveaways and I won some Izze from Janetha AND these sweet treats from you :D The giveaway gods are smiling on me methinks. :)

  6. i am not a mango fan at all (except if there was a nail polish shade that colour) but happy for YOU that you have them back in your casa!
    i am all out of puffins (love that you mention golden grahams today and can’t wait to see what recipe you make with them!) and it’s on my to do list today to get more. no puffins is no fun!
    have a great sunday aft, averie!

  7. I <3 mangoes so, so much … I just used it today in Amanda@Running With Spoon's mango vanilla tofu protein smoothie and it was delicious! It seems to be difficult to find good quality mangoes where I live and it's a bit hit and miss, but I like to see that as making the good ones taste even sweeter! :D

    I'm so sorry about your content being stolen; I've followed nail art blogs for a few years, and they suffer from it very badly … I don't know if it's worse if it's a spam thing or a person stealing your stuff, grrr :(

  8. Thanks for pointing out the Blogger 101 posts! I’m a new blogger and find these extremely helpful. Right now, I’m erring on the side of being OVERLY cautious about copying.

    Thanks again – love your blog!

  9. Those mangoes are my fave TJ’s buy! I do them in the food processor like I do bananas for soft serve, but JUST the mangoes (no banana) and it’s so fantastic. Sometimes I toss in some frozen blueberries too. That’s a regular breakfast for me lately…soooo yummm.

  10. mmm to frozen mango! And totally agree with you on frozen grapes. I forgot how awesome smoothies were prior to the start of summer!

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  12. I love Tj’s dried mangoes with sunflower butter spread over it for a snack. I actually just bough fresh mangoes from TJ’s. It’s a bit more expensive but I’m going to make on of Mama Pea’s salads with it, so I wanted to try it out. I also love frozen fruit as well, it does feel like it is melting in your mouth :P

  13. Agreed on grapes and bananas being frozen, I loaded up on both at Costco yesterday to freeze. Gotta grab a frozen mango bag at TJ’s next time I’m there!

    1. Popcorn recently and winter squash since I’ve got a garden full of them.
    2. Yes!

  14. Love Mangos!! They look so refreshing in the mango banana soft serve. Yummy! =)

  15. Mangos are the best fruit ever hands down. Little warning (I know some people have mentioned allergy stuff), but I only recently found out that sometimes the sap from the tree gets on the mango skins and it contains urushiol, which is the same stuff in poison oak, ivy, and sumac. I found this out the hard way. Imagine poison oak, but on your face. HORRIBLE!
    This experience has not stopped me from eating them however. Basically you just have to wash the mangos (if eating them fresh) with soap and water, rinse thoroughly, peel and cut with two different knives, enjoy and then wash your face and hands carefully. At least, that is what I have to do when I want them (which is basically all summer, and sometimes beyond).
    I really want to try your white chocolate mango thing. Looks delicious!!

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