Monday, March 30, 2009

FFoF #72

#1. Suggest a question for FFOF. Something fun is in store for the one whose question is chosen.
What is your favorite memory associated with the smell of a certain food? As in, you smell it, close your eyes and are instantly drawn back to a magical moment in time....

#2. Share instructions on how to make your favorite smoothee or shake.
Breakfast in a Glass~my banana mango smoothie

2 frozen, ripe bananas (freeze WITHOUT the peel!!)
1 mango, peeled and sliced
1 cup orange juice (any kind will do- I prefer tropicana light plus calcium or fresh squuezed)
1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
*1 tsp of vaniila extract and a dash of cinamon can be added to enhance the flavors*

Cut banana into chunks. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
If the smoothie is too thick, thin with a little more orange juice. Pour into 4 glasses.

#3. What’s in your favorite panini?
Eggplant, portabella, zucchini, roasted red pepper, and goat cheese


#4. Share a recipe for potato salad.
For all those of us who aren't big on mayo!
Roasted New Potato Salad
2 pounds new potatoes, cut into chunks
6 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 pound green beans, stemmed and sliced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup basil
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup salad greens
12 pitted Kalamata olives

Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss potatoes with 1 teaspoon of the oil, salt and pepper and transfer to a roasting pan. Cover and roast until tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Set aside to let cool.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Rinse in cold water and set aside.

Put vinegar, remaining 6 tablespoons oil, basil, salt, and garlic into a blender and purée until smooth to make a vinaigrette. Toss potatoes, beans, tomatoes with vinaigrette together in a large bowl, then spoon mixture onto a plate arranged with salad greens. Garnish with olives and serve.


MemeGRL said...

Freeze without the peel. Thanks for the tip! :)
We're doing more smoothies as the seasons change and I have a bag of mango in my freezer. This will be next up on our list!

blueyes said...

now that potato salad sounds good except the olives :)

Anele said...

I remember freezing a nana with the peel and it gets all black and nasty. Doesn't look appetizing! LOL

Charla said...

My husband doesn't care for potato salad, but I think he would like yours because it's made with olive oil. We use a lot of olive oil. :)

Sarafina said...

What a great potato salad recipe...thanks for sharing. :)

corrin said...

Oh I love goat cheese!

clair said...

My mango smoothie pales in comparison to yours. Note to self, gotta try yours :)