Experiments with Fruit Soft Serve – Take one

Chocolate Chip Banana Soft Serve (vegan)

Well, here’s a delicious treat that you can feel great about.  4 ingredients: bananas, almond milk, vanilla, chocolate.  YUM!

Soft serve fruit is something that’s getting a lot of buzz here in NYC.  Other places too?  Well, why spend $5 and schlep it to one of the stores (which are fabulous for a treat) when you probably have some ripe bananas in your kitchen right this very minute.

This is so delicious and easy that I can tell Banana Soft Serve and I are going to have a great summer together.  I’m already dreaming and drooling over the variations to try: peanut butter, coconut, fresh mint, strawberries…

The only drawback, is cleaning the blasted food processor.  There are so many parts and so many nooks and crannies, it takes FOREVER.  It’s a small price to pay.  But,  I also need to also start dreaming (and drooling?) about ways around the food processor.

Chocolate Chip Banana Soft Serve (vegan)

Here’s the extremely precise recipe: (Serves 1 very hungry pregnant lady)

  • 1 frozen banana (before I freeze bananas, I peel and chop them into 1″ slices)
  • Splash of Almond (or whatever) milk
  • One piece of a block of dark chocolate
  • Drop of vanilla extract

  1. Throw it all into the food processor
  2. Whirl
  3. Add some more milk to get to the consistency that looks “right”
  4. Sit outside and enjoy

The End.


Easy Gameday: Baked tortilla chips and guacamole

FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE!!

Sorry for getting a little excited there.  As I write this, Clemson is beating last year’s Champs Auburn 35-24 and I WISH I was in Death Valley right now.

But, I’m not. I’m in Jersey City.  Had a little scare this morning, searched for the Clemson game on TV and couldn’t find it.  Not on ESPN, not on Fox Sports, not on BTN.  I was in the middle of chastising New York television and telling my husband we need to move to South Carolina asap… when I found it… on ABC!!  Glory be.

Anyways, a snack was then in order since we won’t be leaving the house until the last second on the play clock.

(Notice the Clemson cup in the background.)

Baked Tortilla Chips and homemade Guacamole

Baked Tortillas

  • 7 Corn tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • teeny-tiny pinch of Cumin
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray oil on a baking sheet. 
  2. Brush tortillas with oil
  3. Stack tortillas and cut into 8ths 
  4. Lay tortillas on baking sheet.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes rotate baking sheet 1/2 way through cooking.
  6. Remove from oven, place chips in a large bowl and toss with Salt and Cumin.

Homemade Guacamole

Easiest thing ever.

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • Few drops of Tabasco
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon salsa
  1. De-pit avocado and lightly mash with a fork in a bowl. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix.
  3. Go Tigers!