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Friday, August 26, 2011

Salted Peanut and Banana Softserve (non-dairy, vegan, gluten free)

Tuesday we had an earthquake.

Tomorrow we are having a hurricane swirl by.


So we are preparing, just in case.

We've got 42 oak trees in our yard. Old growth oak trees.

this tree top came down just a few weeks ago in the middle of the day for no reason.

Oak trees which having been losing gigantic tree size branches and tops in the strangely wicked storms we've been having this summer.

We're a bit hesitant about high winds.

Tonight I've spent making ice in case we lose power, which happens quite frequently where we live.

Tomorrow we'll be hauling all of our outdoor furniture and my container garden into the garage and filling buckets and the bathtub with water.

We never panic or freak out when events like this come along.

We're not one's to run to the grocery store to buy a years worth of groceries.

This has left us in rather unprepared states many times.

So for once we are taking measures to be ready, just in case.

When you have a well, and you lose electricity, you also lose water.

It's crazy how much water impacts everything you do. When you have none you feel kind of helpless. So we are preparing… just in case.

Tomorrow I'll also make some goodies to have on hand, like this super incredible Cookie Dough Dip, from Peas & Thank You, which has become quite a summer staple around here.

And I've been dying to make this Creamy Basil Hummus, from Daily Garnish, so I'm just going to do it since the winds will probably shred my gigantic basil plants.

But tonight — tonight we made another one of our favorite banana soft serve creations…

Salted Peanut & Banana Soft Serve
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  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, mounded full
  • 2 - 5-6" frozen bananas (break apart and freeze in 1 inch chunks)

Add peanuts to food processor and blend for about a minute or until they are chopped fine and start to clump together.

Add frozen banana chunks and process for several minutes.  You may need to stop and scrape down the sides or break it apart if it clumps together.

Keep blending until it is smooth and creamy. This will take a good 3-5 minutes depending on your food processor.

Makes two perfect sized little dishes.

Serve Immediately.


  • Freezing Bananas:  Freeze just ripe bananas by peeling and breaking into one inch sections.
  • Don't freeze over ripe bananas, they will leave an aftertaste in your mouth when eating.
  • Also keep in mind bananas will firm 'things up' so if your little one has some trouble with #2 in the bathroom, don't serve this everyday.


Mario said...

Hi Christine, my name is Mario and I'm a member of FoodBuzz. I saw that you were new to FB and wanted to stop by to visit and say hi.
What a great blog. Warm, personal and rich with layers of life, food and family. Mmm. Very much like lasagna! Love it. Very cool and very well done. Welcome.

Eftychia said...

This is so easy and clever! It really looks like a soft ice cream. Thanks for sharing.

cmv... said...

Thank you Mario, I really appreciate such a warm and friendly comment. Glad you enjoyed it.

cmv... said...

You're welcome Eftychia, I hope you'll make it, it's amazing how good it is, and so good for you.

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