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Category: Fruit (Page 6 of 7)

Spud Sunday: The Return Of The Spud Shake

When I saw that somebody had used the search terms “Potato Mc Shake” and ended up at The Daily Spud, I knew that it was time to revisit my potato shake, before the giants of the fast food industry stole my thunder.

So I boldly returned to where only I (to the best of my knowledge) had boldly gone before and went back to work on the spud shake formula, enlisting a few skeptical guinea pigs to sample the results.

In the end, there wasn’t that much to it. I took the basic formula of spuds, milk, honey and lecithin that had made its debut chez Aoife Mc, added a bit of salt, and topped up with mango for version one and banana for version two. The skeptics were really not quite so skeptical afterward and declared banana the winner and themselves spud shake survivors, which makes them members of a really, as yet, rather exclusive club!

And so, without further ado, I give you the spud shake formula and wonder when it will happen that future searches for “Potato Mc Shake” will bring the world, not to my door, but to the latest, em, “innovation” by a certain well-known fast food emporium…

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The Apple Of My Dreams

It would only be a slight exaggeration to say that I’ve had more apple crumbles than hot dinners.

We always had home-grown apples as kids (still do, in season) and apple with crumble topping is something I very much associate with home.

So how is it, then, that my entry for a roundup of desserts inspired by travel is an apple crumble? For, indeed, this months Sugar High Friday, being hosted by Heather at Diary of a Fanatic Foodie, has travel-inspired desserts as its theme. I guess I have some explaining to do, so here goes…

Apple crumble

The stuff of crumbly, apple-filled dreams

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Just Dessert

If I were to attach labels to the dessert described below, these are just some that would apply:

  • No added sugar
  • No added salt
  • Low fat
  • Low cholesterol
  • No hydrogenated fats
  • No trans-fats
  • Low sodium
  • High fibre
  • High raw content
  • Does not contain eggs
  • Does not contain nuts, though processed in an environment where nuts are handled
  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Yeast-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Suitable for vegans

Phew!

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