Thursday, January 13, 2011

stir crazy

When a snow storm's predicted, lots of people flock to the grocery store for bread and milk. I'm the person in the produce section, shopping for pineapple and fresh ginger. Or over on aisle 9, trolling for coconut milk and curry. Because when the landscape's a sheet of ice and gray skies loom, I need sunshine and spice. And if it has to be created in my own kitchen, then so be it. This recent storm yielded two new favorites. First was a simple curry soup from Jamie Oliver's new cookbook, Jamie's Food Revolution. Then, in the January issue of Everyday Food, this sunshine in a glass:

Pineapple & Ginger Smoothie
Blend 1 cup frozen pineapple cut into 1-inch pieces, 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced, 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt, 1 cup pineapple juice, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Serves 2.

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