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

mango chunksI 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

mango chunks

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

I prefer my grapes frozen

frozen grapes

And I like bananas best when frozen

Vanilla Avocado Banana “Ice Cream”

Vanilla Avocado Banana “Ice Cream”

And mango is no exception: frozen please

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

You can pair bananas + mangoes for

Vegan Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve

Vegan Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve

Vegan Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve

And apples are also back

fuji apples

 

Raw Vegan GF Apple Crumble is really good

Raw Vegan GF Apple Crumble
 

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:

Jar of Mango Butter

Four Jars of Mango Ginger Chutney

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

Stacked Mango Ginger Maple Tofu

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

No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites on white plate

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!

Pile of Golden GrahamsYes, there is a recipe coming using them

2. Do you like mangoes?

Clearly, I do.  Big time.

Enjoy your weekend!

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