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Smoothie Sunday: Mixed Starfruit Smoothie

I’m not sure how common starfruits are.  When I was younger I used to get them from the grocery store often, but then I went a long time without seeing them.  When I finally saw starfruit again at the store the other day I bought couple.  I knew I wanted to try making a smoothie with one because they have a very light, refreshing taste.  To boost up the amount of fruit I added some blueberries we’re still trying to finish and some pineapple we had lying around.  I ended up with a very summery, refreshing smoothie that’s high in vitamin C and antioxidants.  Can’t beat that.

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Smoothie Sunday: Blueberry Taro Smoothie

If any of you out there have ever had taro bubble tea, you know how magically yummy taro can be.  Ever since having taro bubble tea I’ve wanted to make a taro smoothie, but had trouble finding taro I could use.  Near the end of last year’s Smoothie Sunday one of our local Asian markets started supplying taro, so I decided to make it the first smoothie of the season this year.  I decided to add blueberry not just for color but because we ended up with a surplus of blueberries from vacationing family’s farm share.  The blueberry and taro went together really well.  And now I really want to experiment with more taro dishes.

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What you’ll need.

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PSA: Hold It!! Do NOT Throw Out Your Pumpkins! They’re Literally Food.

Alright, maybe this seems a bit obvious to people out there who cook with pumpkin at home. But tragically, year after year we see the most despicable of Fall-crimes: throwing away pumpkins.

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I dare you to tell these guys they’re actual garbage. I frigging triple-dog dare you.

But let us make this very clear, here: pumpkins are FOOD. They’re not just decorations. They’re a healthy, delicious foodstuff that you can use as decorations, but that’s the best part, after they’re done you can freaking eat these things!

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Smoothie Sunday: Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie

It’s now officially fall which means it’s seasonally appropriate to start eating pumpkin again!  It also means that Smoothie Sunday is coming to a close for the year.  But they’ll be back again next year!  But for now we’re winding down with a yummy fall themed smoothie.  I’ve made a couple of smoothies that use overnight oatmeal before, and that makes up the base of this smoothie as well.  It does require a bit of advanced planning (I myself actually almost forgot to get the oatmeal ready last night) but it’s worth it.  This smoothie is super creamy and really filling.  It’s a nice hearty smoothie to get you through those early fall mornings.

 

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(Most of) What you’ll need.

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The Cereal Report: Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

The Cereal Report is a column in which PCFG conducts various cereal reviews, of new or limited products, as well as providing brief backgrounds on the cereal. Cereal is delicious and fairly cheap as far as meals go. Everyone should eat cereal!

Fall is on the way, everyone! And with every Autumnal equinox comes a plethora of limited edition pumpkin spice variants of foods. We’ve seen cookies, coffee, drinks, etc… but someone new is taking a crack at the annual craze. This year, we saw the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, which if I recall correctly is the first time a cereal brand has harnessed the power of pumpkin pie spice. As always, I’m always a little skeptical of almost all pumpkin spice editions of foods and drinks because it’s such a quick and dirty cash-in, and frequently isn’t even that good.

That said, let’s give Cheerios the benefit of the doubt. Afterall, they’re a venerable cereal that puts on a persona of wholesomeness and doesn’t typically use wacky gimmicks to rope people into buying it.

 

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