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Banana-Pineapple Ice

Banana-Pineapple Ice

Note: whenever you have ripe (not black) bananas that you can’t use up fast enough, peel them, wrap them in saran wrap or put in baggies, and put in your freezer.You can use them in fruit smoothies or this instant dessert!

4 frozen bananas

1 cup canned crushed pineapple with its juice

Whirl the bananas and pineapple in the blender and serve.

4 servings

Bean-Pepper Salsa

1 16-ounce can small red beans

1 10-ounce can shoepeg corn

2-4 tablespoons hot red pepper relish, or to taste

1 bunch green onions, white part only, sliced thin

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

Mix all ingredients together and chill.

Yield: About 3 cups

Black-Eyed Pea Relish

1 16-ounce can black-eyed peas

1 large sweet Vidalia or red onion, chopped fine

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 tablespoon hot red pepper relish, or to taste

1/4 cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoons prepared Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon whole mustard seed (optional)

Combine all ingredients and chill.

Yield: About 3 cups

Moroccan Orange-Onion Relish

6 oranges

1 large red onion, chopped

12 olives (green or black), pitted and sliced

1/4 teaspoon Harissa sauce (see page XX) or hot sauce, to taste

Peel the oranges and slice them crosswise. Mix the remaining ingredients and stir them into the orange slices. Let sit at least 20 minutes, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Yield: About 4 cups

July 31st, 2013
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About the Author: Gabe Mirkin, MD

Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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